The Senate confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Friday.
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April 07, 2017

Senate Confirms Gorsuch To Supreme Court

Judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed Friday as the 113th justice to serve on the nation's highest court. In a largely party-line vote, Gorsuch received the support of 54 senators.


President Trump
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April 06, 2017

U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against Syria After Chemical Attack

Updated 8:37pm: President Trump has launched airstrikes in Syria in response to deadly chemical attacks allegedly ordered by the country's president, Bashar Assad, against his own people.

"Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched," the president announced from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla, where he is meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. "It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons."


Lloyd Carter, Jr.
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April 06, 2017

Former Champaign Co. Board Member Lloyd Carter Dead At 86

“I don’t like to sling mud,” a young Urbana city council member named Lloyd Carter, jr. told the Champaign-Urbana Courier in 1971. “I think we could get more done if we work together”.

Carter, one of Champaign-Urbana’s first African-American elected officials, died Wednesday at the age of 86, one year after leaving public office.


J.B. Pritzker talks with reporters
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April 06, 2017

Pritzker Makes Campaign For Governor Official

Billionaire businessman J.B. Pritzker has made official his bid for Illinois governor. The Chicago Democrat tweeted Thursday that he was readying for "the big announcement" above a picture with his son holding a sign reading "J.B. for Governor." Pritzker's campaign confirmed the tweet ahead of a Thursday afternoon event in Chicago.


A portion of this year's poster for the Boneyard Arts Festival, which gets underway Thursday.
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April 06, 2017

Boneyard Arts Festival Begins Thursday

The countywide Boneyard Arts Festival is now in its 15th year. Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline previewed this year's event, presented by 40 North/88 West, with Smile Politely arts and culture writer Sarah Keim.


Art Ryan, superintendent of Cahokia schools, addresses media with other superintendents who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Gov. Bruce Rauner and the State Board of Education.
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April 06, 2017

Rural School Districts File Suit Against Rauner

A Chicago law firm representing a group of mostly rural school superintendents sued the state of Illinois Wednesday. They're asking Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state board of education to come up with a funding formula that would help schools meet the state's learning standards.


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