Governor Bruce Rauner before Wednesday's State of the State address.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
February 09, 2015

Rauner Orders State To Stop Collecting Fair Share Union Fees

Gov. Bruce Rauner stepped up his campaign against government employee unions by eliminating so-called "fair share'' dues paid by workers who don't join a union. The Republican said Monday he has signed an executive order erasing what he says is a "critical cog in the corrupt bargain crushing taxpayers.'' 


The 2010 Rainbo Orchestra cover.
(Photo: Archeophone Records )
February 09, 2015

Champaign-Based Archeophone Fails Again In Bid For Second Grammy Win

The record label that specializes in reviving archival recordings from 100 years ago or more was up for two Grammys for “Isham Jones:  Happy" a collection of early jazz recordings, or ‘dance band’ songs from the 1920’s. 


Illini Kendrick Nunn drives for a layup during Saturday's 59-54 win at Michigan State.
(Rob McColley)
February 07, 2015

Illinois Holds On To Beat Michigan St. 59-54

The Illini improve to 6-5 in Big Ten Conference play, and have won three straight.   Illinois was 12 of 16 from the free throw line, and shot 41 percent from the field.


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