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Sign opposing the placing of PCB waste in the Clinton Landfill over the Mahomet Aquifer
(Sean Powers/WILL)
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Opinions Divided on Clinton Landfill Consent Decree

With a vote scheduled for Tuesday night, the Champaign City Council could join Tuscola, Monticello and the McLean County Board in approving an agreement meant to keep new hazardous waste out of the Clinton Landfill. But critics say the proposed consent decree doesn't go far enough.

University of Illinois Comptroller Walter Knorr
(C-SPAN)
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U of I Comptroller Notes New Healthcare Costs in 2016

The University of Illinois could spend up to $1.6 million in its next operating budget on healthcare coverage for some 2,300 contingent or temporary university employees; their coverage will be required under the Affordable Care Act beginning in 2016.

Illinois head coach Tim Beckman shouts at the referees during a game against Minnesota at Memorial Stadium.
(AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)
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The Changing Culture Of College Sports

Tim Beckman's firing is just the latest crisis to affect University of Illinois athletics. The university faces lawsuits and allegations of mistreatment in two other sports on the Urbana campus. Murray Sperber teaches in the Cultural Studies of Sport in Education program at U-C Berkley. In this encore report, he tells Illinois Public Media's Scott Cameron that going public with complaints of abuse are often a first step toward changing the culture of big time college sports..

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta reacts after throwing his first career no-hitter during the ninth inning of against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Cubs won 2-0.
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Cubs’ Arrieta No-Hits LA Dodgers

Arrieta shut out the Dodgers 2-0 Sunday, his first career no-hitter and the Cubs first no-hitter since 2008, when Carlos Zambrano shut out Houston.  It was the 14th no-hitter in Cubs history. 

U of I engineering professor John Rogers.  He's also a Swanlund Chair, the highest chaired position on the U of I's Urbana campus.
(U of I News Bureau)
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U of I Losing Honored Engineering Prof For Northwestern Position

John Rogers has been tapped to lead a $25 million biomedical engineering research center at Northwestern University, beginning in 2016.   He holds a Swanlund Chair, the highest chaired position at the university's Urbana campus.