A measure to change Illinois’ constitution affecting how legislative districts are drawn is one step closer to making it onto the November ballot. The Independent Maps campaign has raised more than 580,000 signatures in support of the proposal, twice the number required.
Earlier this week, Trump received the endorsement of former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight -- one of the state’s most famous Hoosiers. But, Trump lost out on another prominent endorsement Friday when Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced he’s throwing his support behind Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Police at the University of Illinois' Urbana campus are investigating the appearance of three large swastikas in campus buildings while administrators say an employee has been fired over an apparently unrelated noose left on a table in a work area.
On the 21st: We spoke with Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Latino U.S. Poet Laureate of the United States. Plus, scientists from an Illinois supercomputing facility told us about their role in a new 3D space documentary.
Thursday's graduation ceremony at Chicago State University was less of a solemn ceremony, and more of a political rally, for students capping off a very political year at a campus hard hit by Illinois' budget impasse.
The annual Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon gets underway Friday night with the 5k run and walk, and features several events on Saturday, including a 10k, half marathon, and full marathon. Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline spent some time with race co-directors Jan Seeley and Mike Lindemann to get a sense of what their days are like leading up to the event.