Researcher Ruby Mendenhall sits in her office holding a copy of the Racial Microaggressions in the Classroom report.
(Photo: Tiffany Jolley)
May 12, 2015

U of I Report Details Episodes Of Racial Microaggressions

Students of color at the University of Illinois say they hear racist remarks, are subjected to stereotypes, feel excluded in group projects or receive other negative messages based on race, according to a new report on race relations.


Sign that Champaign Unit 4 placed at its Interstate Drive site, before two failed referendums last spring and fall.
(Jim Meadows/WILL)
May 12, 2015

Unit 4 Property To Be Used To Raise Soybeans

Champaign's Unit 4 Schools has leased land that was to be used for a new Central High School for growing crops for at least part of next year.


hands shuffling deck of cards
May 12, 2015

Lawmakers Meet To Discuss Gambling Expansion

If passed, gaming expansion could serve as an advantage to cities like Danville.  A panel of lawmakers from both chambers, which includes House Assistant Republican Leader Chad Hays of Catlin, meets for the first time Tuesday.


Illinois offensive linesman Simon Cvijanovic (68) blocks Western Michigan defensive end Deauntay Legrier (36) while Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase (2) looks to pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 2
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
May 11, 2015

Illinois Lineman Says Beckman Mishandled Knee Injury

Offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic wrote a series of Twitter posts Sunday accusing Beckman and some staff members of not offering proper treatment for a torn meniscus in his knee.   U of I Athletic Director Mike Thomas supported Beckman in a later statement.


Illinois AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan is joined by state workers and retirees outside the Illinois Supreme Court in Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, March 11, 2015, as he addresses the media following oral arguments in a lawsuit over a state pensi
(AP Photo/Sara Burnett)
May 11, 2015

What’s Next For Pensions, Now That Court Has Tossed Illinois’ Law?

It took legislators years of talking about Illinois' pension problem before they did much about it. There was a 2011 law that affects state employees, university professors, and public school teachers hired after that time. Then in 2013 they passed a law that reduced current workers' and retirees' benefits. Nearly immediately, workers and their unions sued, calling the law unconstitutional.


Fighting Illini Pitcher Tyler Jay, who as named to the final USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list, announced by USA Baseball Thursday.
(Fighting Illini)
May 10, 2015

Illini Win Streak At 24 After Sunday Slugfest

A 3-game weekend sweep of Rutgers included a 28-13 rout of the Scarlet Knights.   The 24 straight wins ties the NCAA mark held this year by Texas A&M. 


Logo for Northern Illinois University
May 09, 2015

Ex-NIU Fraternity Members Avoid Prison In Hazing Case

Five former Northern Illinois University fraternity members have been sentenced to community service instead of prison, and will pay $1,000 fines in a hazing case involving the 2012 death of a pledge, 19-year-old David Bogenberger. 17 others who faced misdemeanor charges will perform community service and pay fines of $500 each.  


UC2B's Mike Smeltzer speaks at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Urbana to launch ITV-3's high-speed broadband service in Champaign-Urbana.
(Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
May 09, 2015

High Speed Broadband Service Expanding in C-U

ITV-3 held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the debut of its residential and small buisness broadband service in Champaign-Urbana. Meanwhile, Comcast is also expanding its C-U broadband service.


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