Scott McCorkle, CEO Salesforce.com, joins Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, left, and House Speaker Brian C. Bosma as they announce changes to the state's new religious objections law.
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 02, 2015

Indiana Lawmakers, Governor Approve Religious Law Changes

The changes to the religious objections law were announced Thursday morning, and approved by both chambers that afternoon.  Republican Gov. Mike Pence later signed the altered measure, which takes effect in July.


Thousands of opponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State
(AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
April 01, 2015

Rauner, Sen. Kirk Criticize New Indiana Law

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said the Indiana religious-objections law could 'open the door to discriminatory behavior', while U.S. Senator Mark Kirk called it 'basically un-American.'


Champaign Centennial High School
(Champaign Unit 4 Schools)
April 01, 2015

Students In December Protest Involved In ‘Restorative’ Talk

Sunday's conversation that included students, parents, and public officials was the decision of State's Attorney Julia Rietz, rather than charging anyone with a crime.  The 'Black Lives Matter' protest occured outside Champaign Centennial High School Dec. 4th.


Former Congressman Aaron Schock, who resigned Tuesday.
(Associated Press)
April 01, 2015

Rauner Schedules Special Election To Replace Schock

The governor has requested a special primary to be held June 8 with the election on July 24.  But his office warned the actual dates of the election will be changed to comply with federal law.   


Illinois Department of Employment Security logo
(IDES)
March 31, 2015

Jobless Rates Fall In All Illinois Metro Areas

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment fell in every Illinois metro area in February. It was the 12th straight month of across-the-board improvement.


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