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Cities that Sue

In this week's Legal Issues in the News, the University of Illinois College of Law's Verity Winship looks at cities that sue. 

Rodney Davis
The 21st Show

Illinois Town Hall Meetings; Campus Sexual Assault; Illinois Politics

On the next 21st: We learn why some Illinois residents are frustrated with Washington lawmakers representing their districts. Plus, we discuss recent reports of sexual assault on college campuses in Illinois and get the latest in Illinois politics from reporters across the state.

Nebraska's Glynn Watson Jr. (5) drives around Illinois' Te'Jon Lucas, left, and Michael Finke (43) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.
Nati Harnik/AP
News Local/State

Three-Point Barrage Keys Illinois’ 73-57 Victory Over Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Malcolm Hill scored 19 points and Illinois went on a 3-point shooting spree in the second half in a 73-57 victory over Nebraska on Sunday.

Tracy Abrams added 13 points and Maverick Morgan had 12 for the Illini (17-12, 7-9), who won their third straight road game and for the fourth time in five games overall.

A.D. Carson
Ken Scar/Clemson University
News Local/State

Decatur Scholar Turns Rhymes Into Dope Dissertation

A.D. Carson grew up in Decatur, graduated from Millikin University, and earned a master's degree here at the University of Illinois Springfield. He’s now a Ph.D candidate at Clemson University, where recently he defended his dissertation -- a hip-hop project that’s gone viral.

Urbana mayoral candidate Evelyn Burnett Underwood.
Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media
News Local/State

‘I Am Urbana’: Evelyn Burnett Underwood Running For Mayor

Evelyn Burnett Underwood has been attending Urbana City Council meetings for years. But now, she’d like to do so as the city’s mayor. Underwood is one of three candidates ---- along with Ald. Diane Marlin and incumbent Laurel Prussing --- seeking the Democratic nomination for mayor in Urbana.

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AFSCME
News Local/State

AFSCME Members Vote To Authorize Possible Strike

Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) — the biggest labor union representing Illinois state workers — have taken a big step toward a possible strike.
 
The state council of AFSMCE reported Thursday that union members voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike.