Governor Bruce Rauner introduces members of his "transition team" in Chicago.
Amanda Vinicky/WUIS
January 19, 2015

Rauner Video Appeals to State Employees

In a video to state employees on Friday, Governor Bruce Rauner says he wants to make Illinois "a wonderful place to work" with attractive benefits and fair compensation.


Satirical portrayal of Governor Bruce Rauner moving into the Governor's mansion by Political Cartoonist, Scott Stantis
(Photo:WNIJ/ Scott Stantis)
January 16, 2015

Political Cartoonists Share Details of Drawing Illinois Politicians

Scott Stantis and Bruce Quast have made a living out of making fun of some of the most powerful people in Illinois. Stantis draws political cartoons for the Chicago Tribune, and Quast draws for the Rockford Register-Star.  Both discuss the details of drawing Illinois politicians.


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Tim Nugent, Director Emeritus of the U of I's Division of Disability Resources
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
January 16, 2015

Innovator Nugent Getting Honorary Degree From the U of I

Tim Nugent, who made the University of Illinois a model for handicapped accessability in the late 1940's, will receive an honorary degree as part of the May 16 commencement ceremonies.


Steven Salaita speaking at the YMCA.
(Photo: Illinois Public Media)
January 15, 2015

U of I Trustees: Salaita Case Will Not Be Reconsidered

In a statement, University of Illinois trustees have rejected a faculty committee's call for a review of the canceled appointment of controversial professor Steven Salaita.


Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia
(Photo: AP Images)
January 15, 2015

Lessons to be Learned From the UVA Sexual Assault Crisis

A UVA fraternity is reinstated after an article published by the Rolling Stone was discredited   Executive Director of Rape, Advocacy Counseling and Education Services Kerri True-Funk says there’s a lesson  about how sexual assault victims’ stories are told. 


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