Snow falling outside Illinois Public Media
Brian Moline/Illinois Public Media
November 21, 2015

Snow Hits Upper Midwest

Some areas in northern Illinois and Iowa have been hit with a foot of snow.

SEIU Healthcare union workers
SEIU Healthcare
November 20, 2015

SEIU Healthcare Sues To Force State Pay On Workers’ Health

A labor union of home health care workers has filed legal action to force the government to pay health insurance costs.  SEIU Healthcare Illinois filed the temporary restraining order against the governor and comptroller.  The state owes $11.8 million since July.

Parkland College logo
November 19, 2015

Bomb Threat Evacuates Parkland College

A Parkland spokesperson says the threat came in about at 10:20 a.m. Thursday.  The community college quickly cancelled classes and evacuated.  "We are taking this seriously enough to err on the side of caution," said Parkland's Patty Lehn.  UPDATE - The school has announced it's reopening campus at 6 a.m. Friday after law enforcement completed their search. 

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen at Wednesday's Town Hall meeting
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
November 19, 2015

Race, Affordability Among Themes In UI Town Hall

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen spent nearly two hours gathering input in the second of three town hall meetings for a university-wide strategic plan, hearing comments on areas ranging from race to college affordability.  He calls it a 'pivotal' time for the school, calling for a 'resolutely student-centered approach' in areas like research and civil engagement. 

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