A general view of atmosphere at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.
Matt Sayles/Invision/Associated Press
February 12, 2017

No Grammy Wins For C-U Area Nominees

Artists and producers with Champaign-Urbana ties walked away from Sunday's Grammy Awards empty-handed. Nominees included Champaign-based Archeophone Records (in two categories), renowned bariton U of I Lyric Theatre Director Nathan Gunn, and Urbana native Molly Netter, who was featured in a recording by the New York-based Clarion Choir. 


Illinois' guard Te'Jon Lucas (3) looks to pass under the basket as Penn State's forward Mike Watkins (24) defends during an NCAA college basketball game in Champaign.
Robin Scholz/AP
February 11, 2017

Penn State Stops Illini Men 83-70

The Nittany Lions used a 14-2 run late in the first half to build a lead they never relinquished. Penn State shot 57 percent from the field and 90 percent from the free throw line.


NPR Staff give context to tweets from President Trump.
Chelsea Beck / NPR
February 11, 2017

President Trump’s Tweets, Annotated

President Trump tweets a lot. With tens of millions of followers on Twitter, Trump proposes policy, shares his latest actions and reacts to the news. But 140 characters rarely gives the full context. Here, we attempt to do just that for key tweets.


Chris Kennedy at a University of Illinois Board of Trustees meeting in 2014.
Illinois Public Media
February 10, 2017

Interview With Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy announced Wednesday he's running for Illinois Governor in 2018 in what's shaping up to be a crowded race for Democrats vying to take on Republican Governor Bruce Rauner. The son of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy and founder of a non-profit that works to eliminate food deserts in the Chicago area spoke with Illinois Public Radio's Lacy Scarmana on what he hopes to accomplish.


A crowd listens to guest speakers at the Jan. 21 women's march in Champaign's Westside Park.
Jeff Bossert/Ilinois Public Media
February 10, 2017

Separate C-U Events Take On Trump’s Policies

Two weekend events organized by Democratic groups seek out not only ways to respond to the policies of President Donald Trump, but are also intended to sign up volunteers for community groups. Organizers of Saturday's "Building a Progressive Politics in the Trump Era" include Urbana Alderman Aaron Ammons, while Sunday's "First We Marched, Now We Huddle" is seen as the Champaign County Young Democrats' follow-up to the Women's March held in downtown Champaign in January.


Alison Krauss' new album, Windy City, comes out February 17.
Randee St. Nicholas/Courtesy of the artist
February 10, 2017

First Listen: Alison Krauss, ‘Windy City’

Hear the Champaign native's first solo release since 1999 in its entirety before its release date of February 17. Windy City shows off Alison Krauss' intelligence and good humor in versions of classic songs that are delightfully down to earth.


A sign at Washington Dulles International Airport welcomes travelers.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
February 09, 2017

Appeals Court Rejects Bid To Reinstate Trump’s Travel Ban

A federal appeals court has unanimously rejected a Trump administration request to allow its travel ban to take effect. The three-judge appeals panel declined to overturn a lower court's order suspending the president's ban against entry into the United States from seven majority-Muslim nations.


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