Thousands gather outside Trump International Hotel & Tower for an anti-Donald Trump rally Nov. 9, 2016 in Chicago.
Miles Bryan/WBEZ
November 10, 2016

U Of I, Chicago, Suburbs React To President-elect Donald Trump

Protests held around the US reacting to the election of Donald Trump as president included one on the University of Illinois’ main Urbana campus quad Wednesday afternoon. The Daily Illini reports over 100 students held anti-Trump signs - but also held each other’s hands, chanting ‘Keep Loving, Keep Fighting’. Meanwhile, thousands gathered in Chicago for a rally outside the Trump Hotel and Tower Wednesday night.


In this April 28, 2014 photo, students walk past the Alma Mater statue, a landmark on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana.
David Mercer/Associated Press
November 10, 2016

U Of I Administrators Pushing Performance-Based Funding Plan

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen is again pushing a plan for the state to agree to multi-year budget for the school in exchange for controls on tuition increases and other benchmarks. He previously discussed the idea as a way to provide financial stability as the state continues to struggle with its budget crisis. The president will discuss the legislation in Thursday's U of I Trustees meeting.


A number of flyers related to health care enrollment are on the walls at Champaign County Health Consumers in Champaign.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
November 09, 2016

What To Expect For Obamacare Enrollment In 2017

Sign up started last week for coverage under Obamacare in 2017. Like much of the country, people across Illinois are seeing fewer choices and higher monthly premiums. But one group that’s helping people sign up for coverage says, at least so far, they don’t expect customers to have to scramble to find affordable coverage.


Champaign County States Attorney Julia Rietz and Public Defender George Vargas debate during Tuesdays forum in the Champaign City Council chambers.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
November 09, 2016

Incumbents Win In Champaign County

Republican County Auditor John Farney retains his office by a slim 129-vote margin over Democrat George Danos.  Democrat Julia Rietz was re-elected comfortably in the race for Champaign County State's Attorney.


Voters in Illinois elected Democrats statewide, but sent a few more Republicans to the state legislature.
Amanda Vinicky/NPR Illinois
November 09, 2016

Madigan Loses Some Power; Rauner Buys More Budget Culpability

Illinois legislators will only get a brief post-election respite from politics; a week from Wednesday they’ll be back in Springfield to begin the veto session.The current makeup of the General Assembly will remain in place for that, but come the new year -- when the Capitol welcomes a new set of lawmakers elected Tuesday night -- the balance of power will shift, slightly.


Entrance to Champaign Central High School.
Landmarks Illinois
November 09, 2016

Area Tax Questions Get Mixed Results

Proposals to raise local taxes were a mixed bag with voters in east-central Illinois. Voters approved school bond referendum in the Champaign and Paxton Buckley-Loda school districts, and said yes to sales tax hikes in Coles and Iroquois Counties. But a sales tax hike for Macon County and a property tax increase for the Maroa-Forsyth school district went down to defeat.


President-elect Donald Trump pumps his fist after giving his acceptance speech as his wife Melania Trump, right, and their son Barron Trump follow him during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York.
John Locher/AssocatedPress
November 09, 2016

Trump Wins Presidency In Major Upset

President-elect Donald Trump says now it's time for America to "bind the wounds of division.'' Trump spoke to a crowd of supporters early Wednesday at his headquarters in New York City. Trump says he received a phone call from Hillary Clinton, congratulating him on his victory. Trump says he's pledging to be a president "for all Americans.''   


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