The Punch Brothers (Left to Right: Paul Kowert, Noam Pickelny, Chris Thile, Chris Eldridge, and Gabe Witcher)
Courtecy of The Punch Brothers
September 12, 2015

Punch Brothers On Their Sound, Solo Careers And Returning To Champaign-Urbana

The Punch Brothers are an acoustic band with a sound that defies most descriptors. They're playing this weekend as part of the Ellnora Guitar Festival, and two members of the group, Chris Thile and Noam Pikelny, spoke with Illinois Public Media about how they describe their sound, solo projects, taking over for Garrison Keillor (in Thile's case) and, in Pikelny’s case, coming back to play after graduating from the University of Illinois. 

The lethal injection room at San Quentin State Prison, completed in 2010.
Public Domain/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
September 12, 2015

State Senator Says Illinois Should Bring Back The Death Penalty

Alton Democratic state Senator Bill Haine says he plans to file a bill in the coming legislative session that would bring back capital punishment after it was formally abolished in 2011.

In this March 16, 2011 file photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.'s nuclear plant in Byron, Ill. Illinois lawmakers are considering clean-energy legislation backed by Exelon Corp. to keep three unprofitable nuclear plants afloat.
(AP Photo/Robert Ray, File)
September 11, 2015

Exelon: Auctions Didn’t Help Future Of Clinton Plant

A company spokesman said a 'capacity auction' in Clinton's territory did help reduce financial losses, but is still at risk of closing.  But a group opposed to a legislative solution believes an auction next spring should be enough to help the plant.

A woman walks on the U of I campus in Urbana in a February 19th photo.
(AP Photo/David Mercer)
September 11, 2015

U of I To Begin Background Checks On All New Hires

The University of Illinois will perform background checks on every new hire, beginning in October. The school's board of trustees voted to approve the policy Thursday at its meeting in Urbana

Dr Leslie Mendoza Temple, chairman of the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, presides over the board's public meeting to consider whether to expand Illinois' nascent medical marijuana program to include the treatment of additional diseases an
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
September 10, 2015

Rauner Rejects Additional Conditions for Med Marijuana, Panel Chair Criticizes

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a Senate bill he said would 'prematurely expand the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program' by adding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to qualifying conditions.  Illinois' Public Health Director rejected 10 more. The rulings frustrate a physician that recommended them.

The U of I's Foellinger Auditorum
September 10, 2015

Knorr: Budget Stalemate Holds Up U of I Plans For Months

The U of I's chief financial officer told Trustees Thursday that the budget standoff in Springfield will mean the board can't vote on a budget at its November meeting either, saying a 60 day window is needed.

Page 9 of 948 pages ‹ First  < 7 8 9 10 11 >  Last ›