Gov. Bruce Rauner talks with media after celebrating the opening of a new Veterans Center on the U of I campus Oct. 2. Rauner appeared at U of I the day after college presidents sent the governor a letter asking for state support of universities.
Hannah Meisel/Illinois Public Media
October 05, 2015

Rauner Blames Democrats For Three Months Of No Funding For Colleges

Though Illinois has gone over three months without a budget, to the average citizen, state government seems anything but shut down. Court orders and existing law have made it possible for the largest chunks of the state's financial obligations to be paid...except for the state's 12 public colleges and universities.

The reflection of a sculpture highlights the closing notice on the front door of the Illinois State Museum, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Springfield.
Seth Perlman/AP
October 02, 2015

Rauner: Budget Standoff ‘Could Go On For A While’

As Illinois enters a second quarter without a budget in place, Governor Bruce Rauner put the blame on legislators.  He made the remarks Friday following a manufacturing event in Effingham.

A man in a studio with a bunch of vinyl records.
Photo by Mike Thomas
October 02, 2015

Vintage Vinyl Sale Saturday

All proceeds from the Vintage Vinyl sale benefit WILL's Illinois Radio Reader program.  Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline talked with Illinois Radio Reader Coordinator Kathie Spegal about the sale and how it will help the Illinois Radio Reader program.

Celtic Woman, Left to Right: Éabha McMahon, Susan McFadden, Máiréad Carlin, Máiréad Nesbitt
Kip Carroll
October 02, 2015

Máiréad Nesbitt Of Celtic Woman: Last Ten Years Have Been A ‘Wonderful Journey’

Máiréad Nesbitt is the only original member of the Irish group Celtic Woman, which started as a one-off PBS special over ten years ago. In anticipation of their appearance at the Virginia Theater this weekend, Illinois Public Media’s Amanda Honigfort talked with Nesbit about the last ten years and what she and the rest of Celtic Woman have in the works. 

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