Fermilap scientist
Fermi National Accelerator Lab
January 26, 2017

The Trump Administration & Scientific Research; Tuition-Free Illinois; The Dear Women Project

On the 21st: We talked with scientists from across the state about their concerns regarding President Trump and the new administration, and spoke with a former Fermilab physicist who’s now in Congress. Plus, we learned about an idea for tuition-free college, and talked about a new project aimed at encouraging women with handwritten notes.


Illini Te'Jon Lucas drives to the basket as teammate Malcolm Hill (21) looks on.
Rob McColley / for Illinois Public Media
January 26, 2017

Finke Leads Illini Men Past Hawkeyes

Michael Finke scored a game-high 17 points to help the Illini men break a three-game losing skid, winning 76-64 over the Iowa Hawkeyes last night in Champaign. Both teams are now in a five-way tie for 9th place in the Big Ten, with a conference record of 3-5. Illinois improves to 13-8 overall. Iowa drops to 11-10 on the year.


103rd District State Rep. Carol Ammons (D-Urbana)
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
January 25, 2017

Ammons’ New Legislation Takes On Temp Staffing Agencies

New legislation from State Representative Carol Ammons takes on Illinois’ temporary staffing agencies over poor working conditions and wages. The Urbana Democrat says many temp workers are subject to low wages, unsafe working conditions, and sometimes, racial and gender discrimination. She's the lead sponsor of the Responsible Job Creation Act, which will offer protections to these workers and increase transparency in hiring practices. 


U of I President Tim Killeen.
U of I Board of Trustees
January 25, 2017

U Of I President Pledges Protection For Undocumented Students

The president of the University of Illinois last month rejected calls to make the U of I a so-called sanctuary campus. But President Timothy Killeen is pledging to continue protections for undocumented students on the university’s three campuses.


Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media
January 25, 2017

Gov. Rauner To Take Optimistic Tone In State Of The State Address

Gov. Bruce Rauner will strike an optimistic tone in his State of the State address, while acknowledging Illinois faces ``significant challenges.''

The Republican's Wednesday speech comes as he gears up for a 2018 re-election bid. 

WILL AM 580 and WILL-TV will carry live coverage of the governor’s speech, beginning at 12 PM Central Time. WILL AM 580 streams at www.will.illinois.edu.


President Donald Trump talks with reporters n the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, before signing an executive order on the Keystone XL pipeline
Evan Vucci/Assocated Press
January 24, 2017

Trump Vows To ‘Send In The Feds’ To Help Chicago

President Donald Trump is vowing to "send in the Feds'' if Chicago can't reduce its homicide figures. In a tweet Tuesday night, Trump says the city is experiencing "horrible carnage,'' with surge in shootings since New Year's Day. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged his own frustration with Chicago's crime rate Monday, but also criticized Trump for worrying about the size of the crowd at his inauguration.


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