RACES Executive Director Mary Evans addresses reporters outside her agency's Urbana office Thursday.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
May 12, 2016

Rape Crisis Center Reducing Operations To 24-Hour Hotline

Urbana-based RACES, or Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services, says the 11-month budget impasse has forced the agency to cut services like one-on-one counseling, and medical advocacy.  A part-time employee, funded by the local United Way, will help maintain the agency's 24-hour crisis hotline. 


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Jim Kelly for Illinois Public Media
May 12, 2016

The Bandwagon - Episode Fourteen

Brian, Lisa, and John are back with another episode of The Bandwagon. They discuss some stories that have grabbed their attention from social media, including Tom Brady's weird nutrition book, a new school for former Illini women's basketball player Chatrice White, and the most common Homecoming opponent for Big Ten schools (hint, they're coached by Lovie Smith). Plus, some discussion of the Leicester City Foxes and Chicago Cubs. Come on aboard!


Signs on the door for the RACES agency in Urbana.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
May 11, 2016

Illinois House Proposes $700M For Human Service Programs

Democrats are proposing $700 million to partially finance various human service programs that have gone without state funding since last summer because there's no budget. A House committee on
Wednesday unanimously advanced the bill to the full chamber.


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