Governor Bruce Rauner before Wednesday's State of the State address.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

February 09, 2015

Rauner Orders State To Stop Collecting Fair Share Union Fees

Gov. Bruce Rauner stepped up his campaign against government employee unions by eliminating so-called "fair share'' dues paid by workers who don't join a union. The Republican said Monday he has signed an executive order erasing what he says is a "critical cog in the corrupt bargain crushing taxpayers.'' 


Illini Kendrick Nunn drives for a layup during Saturday's 59-54 win at Michigan State.

(Rob McColley)

February 07, 2015

Illinois Holds On To Beat Michigan St. 59-54

The Illini improve to 6-5 in Big Ten Conference play, and have won three straight.   Illinois was 12 of 16 from the free throw line, and shot 41 percent from the field.


image of chicken parts

Photo illustration by Darrell Hoemann

February 06, 2015

USDA Targets Salmonella In Chicken Wings And Other Poultry Parts

Chicken wings and ground turkey may become safer if the U.S. Department of Agriculture passes new standards to limit the presence of salmonella. According to government reports, poultry products cause more food-borne illness deaths than any other commodity.


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