Senator Dick Durban
November 19, 2016

Sen. Durbin Supports Campus Efforts To Protect Students From Deportation

With ongoing efforts at the University of Illinois and other colleges to declare themselves sanctuary campuses, US Senator Dick Durbin says he supports efforts to protect students who may have entered the country illegally or overstayed their visa – as long as they haven't committed a crime.


Security fences surround the Logan Correctional Center Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, in Lincoln, Ill
Seth Perlman/Associated Press
November 18, 2016

Study: Illinois Women’s Prison Treats Inmates Too Harshly

A study finds that women prison inmates in Illinois are treated more harshly than men and spend more time behind bars than necessary. The federally funded review of the overcrowded Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln found inmates are called "crazy" and "worthless" by staff members. Meanwhile, the head of the Illinois Department of Corrections is adding training on effective communication with women inmates and dealing with those who are mentally ill.


Members of the Rantoul Park Board during their final meeting.
Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media
November 18, 2016

Rantoul Park Bd Meets For Last Time, After Voters Approve Dissolution

The Rantoul Park Board met for the final time Thursday night.

The eleven-minute meeting at the Rantoul Business Center comes five days before the date on which the Champaign County Clerk is expected to certify results of a referendum dissolving the Rantoul Park District and leaving its assets to Rantoul village government. 


Gifford tornado memorial park
Bill Malone
November 17, 2016

Tornado Recovery - Three Years Later; Sen. Durbin And FEMA; Climate Change & Severe Weather

On the 21st: How are the residents of Washington and Gifford doing three years after the devastating tornadoes passed through? We heard from people across the state, learned about U.S. Senator Dick Durbin's efforts to reform the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and spoke with a climatologist about the link between climate change and tornadoes.


Exelon's nuclear power plant in Clinton, which is currently slated to close in June 2017.
Wikimedia Commons
November 17, 2016

Changes To Measure To Help Exelon Plants

Illinois legislators have introduced a plan meant to save a pair of nuclear power plants. The measure, with a big hike in energy prices, has grown far beyond its original purpose. It's meant in part to save Exelon's nuclear power plants in Clinton and the Quad cities -- and many jobs in those communities.


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