The Dean of Libraries on the University of Illinois Urbana campus says he is not a candidate for the permanent provost position. Wilkin says chancellor Robert Jones hopes to have a permanent provost in place in about 8-12 months.
Willard Airport is welcoming back United Airlines after a two-decade absence. The airport serving Champaign-Urbana says United will begin flights between Willard and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, beginning June 8.
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.
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.
On the 21st: We talked with WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore about her new audio documentary on her book about segregation in Chicago's South Side. We also spoke with Chaz Ebert to preview Sunday's Oscars and checked in with the founder of the upcoming 34th annual Insect Fear Film Festival in Urbana.
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.