State Representative Carol Ammons of Urbana
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July 25, 2017

Ammons Will Not Seek 13th Congressional District Seat

State Representative Carol Ammons has announced that she will not run for Congress. The Urbana Democrat announced Monday night on Twitter that after two months of consideration that she will not seek the Democratic nomination for the 13th Congressional District, currently held by Republican Rodney Davis.


Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner
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July 24, 2017

Rauner Calls School-Funding Special Session

Gov. Bruce Rauner has summoned lawmakers into special session to settle the public education funding issue weeks before the school bell is set to ring.


Visiting Prof. Steven Salaita of the American University of Beirut.
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July 24, 2017

Salaita To leave Academe To Write and Lecture

Steven Salaita, whose job offer from the University of Illinois was rescinded after he posted controversial tweets about Israel, says he is leaving academia, because he is unable to find work in it. Salaita has worked for the past two years as a visiting professor at the American University of Beirut. But he posted on his Facebook page this past Saturday he has been unable to find further academic work.


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