In this February file photo,  Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner reaches to shake the hand of House Speaker Michael Madigan after delivering his first State of the State Address.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
May 22, 2015

Millionaire Tax Proposal Fails

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's effort to impose a new income tax on millionaires has stalled.  Three Democrats voted no Thursday.  Madigan blamed Republicans, who he says were following Governor Bruce Rauner's orders for protecting the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.


In this June 20, 2012 file photo, construction is seen going on at the Clinton Landfill.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
May 21, 2015

Senate Approves Landfill Measure

The bill that passed the Senate Thursday (HB 1326) deals with manufactured gas plant waste, which is called 'very dangerous' by co-sponsor Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet.)  The measure was inspired by efforts to keep PCB's out of the Clinton Landfill.


Illinois women's basketball head coach on the sidelines of a game
Michael Conroy/AP Photo
May 19, 2015

The Changing Culture Of Competitive College Sports

The University of Illinois now faces allegations of abusive behavior and medical mistreatment against coaches and staff in two sports on the Urbana campus. Murray Sperber teaches in the Cultural Studies of Sport in Education program at U-C Berkley. He tells Illinois Public Media's Scott Cameron that many things have changed in college sports since the Bobby Knight days of choking players and throwing chairs.


2015 Illini Baseball team at Illinois Field
(Fighting Illini. com)
May 19, 2015

U of I Preps To Host NCAA Regional

With its 45-6-1 record, and current 26-game winning streak, U of I Athletic staff say Illinois Field is a mere 'lock' to host its first-ever NCAA baseball regional the weekend of May 29-31.  


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