Republican State Senator Chapin Rose of Mahomet.
Seth Perlman / AP
March 03, 2017

With ‘Grand Bargain’ In Doubt, State Senators Go Home Until Tuesday

Illinois Senators left Springfield Thursday without voting on the so-called "grand bargain.” Senate President John Cullerton says Democrats were left out to dry by Governor Bruce Rauner. He says Rauner instructed Republicans to withhold their support. But GOP Senator Chapin Rose, of Mahomet, says his side can wait a couple more weeks for a better deal.


An official parking placard visible inside the windshield of a car parked in front of Caterpillar headquarters on Adams Street in downtown Peoria today
Cass Herrington/WCBU
March 02, 2017

Feds Raid Caterpillar Offices In Illinois

Authorities say the IRS and other federal agencies are taking part in what Caterpillar says is the execution of a search warrant at three of its central Illinois facilities. The number of vehicles and reports from inside Caterpillar indicate this is a multi-agency effort, including the IRS, FDIC, and The Department of Commerce-Bureau of Industry and Security.


"At least a dozen cars and several dozen agents were visible along Adams Street during the late morning and early afternoon hours." -WCBU
Cass Herrington/WCBU
March 02, 2017

Caterpillar Raid; ‘Grand Bargain’ Update; Flowers & Cold Weather; La Vida Baseball

On the 21st: Law enforcement officials raided Caterpillar headquarters this morning. We talked about that and discussed the collapse of the 'grand bargain' and what's on the horizon for Illinois lawmakers. Plus, we got tips on how to protect your early-emerging plants from the upcoming freezing temperatures and learned about a new digital magazine about the history of Latinos in baseball.


Wreckage of a house moved off of its foundation by a tornado in rural Jackson County.
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU
March 02, 2017

Tornado Destroys Homes In Rural Jackson County

The last day of February once again brought tornados to Southern Illinois.

In 2012, it was the town of Harrisburg in Saline County that endured a lot of tornado damage.

This time, the heavy damage was a few counties west in the rural areas of northern Jackson County.


Illini Malcolm Hill dribbles past a double team of Alvin Ellis III & Miles Bridges (22)
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
March 02, 2017

Seniors Keep NCAA Hopes Alive With Win Over Spartans

The Illini men beat MIchigan State 73-70 last night in Champaign. It was the fourth consecutive win for Illinois, which now finds itself in the NCAA Tournament conversation, despite a 4-9 start in Big Ten play.


Chase Cavanaugh/WNIJ
March 01, 2017

Tornadoes Hit Illinois; Travel Ban & Health Care; Title IX & Sexual Assault; State Farm

On the 21st: We checked in with areas of the state affected by Tuesday night's severe weather and discussed the impact of the Trump administration's travel ban on health care, with a focus on rural and under-served areas. We also continued our series on sexual assault on college campuses with a discussion about Title IX and got the latest on State Farm's losses pertaining to auto insurance.


Baseball-sized hailstone that fell in Ottawa, IL
Tim Creedon via AP
March 01, 2017

Storms, Tornadoes Rake Illinois

Heavy storms including tornadoes are blamed for two deaths in Illinois overnight.

Authorities say one person was killed in the LaSalle County town of Ottawa when he was struck by an uprooted tree.

And in southern Illinois, the White County Coroner says a suspected tornado hit a small building near a house in the Crossville area, killing a 71-year-old man and injuring his wife.


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