Romantic violence book
RomanticViolence.com
February 28, 2017

Life After Hate; Sexual Harassment In The Sciences; Severe Weather & Tornadoes

On the 21st: We spoke with a former white supremacist about his efforts to help people leave hate groups. We also discussed the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace - with a focus on the sciences - and spoke with an atmospheric scientists about severe weather in the forecase and the impact of the late Bill Paxton on the meteorology community.


The Alma Mater statue on the University of Illinois campus
University of Illinois Public Affairs
February 28, 2017

University Of Illinois Launches 15-Month Sesquicentennial Celebraton

150 years ago, on February 28, 1867, the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation creating the Illinois Industrial University, or as we now know it, the University of Illinois. 

The university is celebrating the anniversary of that event on Tuesday, as it launches Sesquicentennial events that will go on for more than a year.

The celebrating begins at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the U of I’s Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana.


February 28, 2017

LIVE STREAM: President Trump’s Address to Congress

President Donald Trump will deliver his first address to a Joint Session of Congress at 8 pm (CT) Tuesday, Feb. 28. Stream the address live from here, with special PBS NewsHour coverage beginning at 6 pm (CT).  


Rev. Evelyn Burnett Underwood, Alderwoman Diane Marlin, and Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing in a debate at the Urbana City Building, January 31st.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
February 28, 2017

Early Voting Up As Urbana Votes In Democratic Mayoral Primary

The polls are open from 6 AM until 7 PM in Urbana Tuesday, as voters choose a Democratic nominee for mayor in a primary election.

Urbana voters are choosing from incumbent Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing, who seeking a fourth term, and two challengers: Alderwoman Diane Marlin and the Reverend Evelyn Burnett Underwood. The winner faces Republican Rex Bradfield in the April 4th election.


A chasm.
Flickr
February 28, 2017

Illinois Issues: The Great Pension Chasm

Now Illinois is $130 billion away from having its pension systems fully funded. The debt is the standing legacy of the 100-plus years of missed opportunity. Those contributions that Illinois never made could’ve sat in investments and banks, accruing interest and returns — namely the world’s postwar boom that has only lately started to subside. Public employees are in the political crosshairs through no fault of their own.


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Wikipedia
February 27, 2017

Chicago Schools Continues Effort In Court To Get More Funds

Chicago Public Schools officials are seeking a preliminary injunction barring the state of Illinois from disbursing education funds until it adequately funds the state's largest school district. Faced with a huge deficit and an upcoming teacher pension payment, CEO Forrest Claypool says the Chicago school year could end three weeks early if the state doesn't come through with funds.


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