October 25, 2012

Rain Hasn’t Helped Illinois’ Drought Impact

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Drought Monitor, updated Thursday, shows about 92 percent of Illinois as abnormally dry, including several counties in northwest Illinois in extreme drought.


October 25, 2012

Study: College Tuition Prices on the Rise

Prices for in-state tuition at public, four-year universities rose nearly 5 percent in the past year--all while higher education researchers and officials say there could be a decline in student financial aid.


Mike Frerichs and John Bambenek
(Mike Thomas/WILL)
October 25, 2012

52nd State Senate Candidates Assess Role of Government

The candidates running in Illinois’ 52nd State Senate race list many of the same basic responsibilities of state government ---- public safety, maintaining infrastructure, education and aid to the poor and destitute. However, there are nuanced differences between Sen. Mike Frerichs (D-Champaign) and John Bambenek (R-Champaign).


October 24, 2012

Lawsuit: Hearings for Youth are ‘Kangaroo Courts’

A young Illinois man on parole was recently imprisoned for failing to attend school, even though his attorneys said he was attending school. That is according to a class action lawsuit filed on Wednesday.


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