AFSCME members protested at the University of Illinois in the spring.
Courtesy of AFSCME Local 31
November 14, 2016

Education Desk: Higher Ed Employees May Face Furloughs

As a state budget budget impasse continues, a new rule pending before Illinois lawmakers would pave the way for state colleges and universities to force employees to take up to three weeks off without pay.  The group representing civil service workers has proposed the measure.


Malcom Hill fires a three-pointer for the Illini.
Rob McColley / Illinois Public Media
November 14, 2016

Malcolm Hill’s Career-High 40 Pts. Buries Northern Kentucky

Two Illini tallied double-doubles, in a come-from-behind 79-64 win for the Illinois men’s basketball team over Northern Kentucky Sunday night in Champaign.

Malcolm Hill scored a career-high 40 points and grabbed a dozen rebounds. Michael Finke added 10 points and 11 boards. 


Illinois quarterback Jeff George Jr. throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin Saturday in Madison, Wis.
Morry Gash / AP
November 12, 2016

No. 7 Wisconsin Rolls To 48-3 Win Over Illinois

Corey Clement ran for 123 yards and three touchdowns and No. 7 Wisconsin intercepted Illinois quarterback Jeff George Jr. four times in rolling to a 48-3 win on Saturday.

George had an awful day a week after helping Illinois rally to beat Michigan State.


Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner at a Veteran's Day event in Springfield.
Seth Perlman/AP
November 12, 2016

Rauner ‘Excited’ Over Budget Possibilities, Glad Election Is Over

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he hopes lawmakers get to work on trying to end an epic budget impasse when they return to Springfield for a brief session next week.

Rauner said he wants to meet with legislative leaders Monday to discuss how to proceed, but Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan hasn't responded.


More than 300 students rallied by the U of I's alma mater statue Friday, in protest of the election of Donald Trump as president.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
November 11, 2016

Anti-Trump Rally Held On U Of I Campus

We’ve seen rallies in cities around the country following the election of Donald Trump as president - including Friday on the campus of the University of Illinois. More than 300 from groups like the Mexican Student Association and Students Against Sexual Assualt addressed the crowd before marching on the Urbana campus quad. The peaceful rally was promoted as way to come together in solidarity against white supremacy, racism, and overall acts of oppression.


image of a memorial
The Forgotten Warrior Memorial
November 11, 2016

Paying Tribute To Vets Who Succumbed To PTSD

A lot of military memorials honor service abroad.  But one being planned in Illinois will recognize those whose battle continued when they came home. 

The Forgotten Warrior Memorial could be in place next year in Channahon State Park in Will County.   It will pay tribute to military men and women who lost their lives to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 


Charles and Doris Lehman, of Sparta, Illinois, at the Pour House bar in Marissa, Illinois.
Durrie Bouscaren/St. Louis Public Radio
November 11, 2016

Without Congressional Action, Retired Coal Workers Could Lose Benefits By End Of 2016

Thousands of former coal workers and dependents who worked for now-bankrupt coal companies could lose their health insurance at the end of the year if Congress does not pass legislation to fund it. Retirees in southern Illinois say losing their health insurance would amount to a broken promise from the coal companies that would have devastating effects to their well-being.


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