Charleston, SC church shooting suspect Dylann Roof.
(Lexington County (SC) Detention Center via AP)
June 18, 2015

Police Arrest Suspect in Charleston Church Shooting

Police in Charleston, S.C. says they have captured a man they suspect of opening fire and killing nine people during a prayer meeting at Emanuel AME Church, one of the city's oldest historically black churches.


The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.
(Nikopoley/Wikimedia)
June 17, 2015

Pension Expert: Illinois Is “The State You Don’t Want To Be”

While state leaders haggle over next year's budget, Illinois' $111 billion unfunded pension liabilty remains the elephant in the room.  Don Boyd is a senior fellow at the Rockefeller Institute in Albany, New York, and studies state finance with a focus on pensions.  Boyd spoke with Morning Edition Host Brian Moline about the causes of the shortfall and some possible solutions.


A group of female African Savannah Elephants take a dust bath in Tanzania
Linda Honigfort
June 16, 2015

The African Elephant Is Actually Two Separate Species - And In Danger

According to researchers the African elephant is actually two different species of elephant - a development with big implications for conservation. We talk with Alfred Roca, a researcher at the University of Illinois who specializes in genetics and wildlife conservation, about the differences in the elephant and what that means for its survival. 


(TownMapsUSA.com)
June 13, 2015

State Sues City Of Monticello Over 2014 Sewage Discharge

Monticello is facing a lawsuit filed by the Illinois attorney general's office, over its July, 2014 discharge of raw sewage, after a heavy rainstorm that overwhelmed the city's sanitary sewer system.


Steven Salaita speaks during a news conference in Champaign in September.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
June 12, 2015

Judge Orders U Of I To Release Salaita Emails

Since November, U of I has repeatedly denied the FOIA requests for the emails citing that producing the documents would be unduly burdensome. Salaita’s attorney Anand Swaminathan said the issue was never about burden, but rather about access.


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