A January rally pitted supporters of Gov. Bruce Rauner against those backing House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Credit Ted Schurter / State Journal-Register
June 20, 2017

Illinois Issues: What’s It Gonna Take To Get A Budget?

Commentary: Could a reborn Mushroom Caucus be the key to breaking the political impasse that has Illinois’ financial health at death’s doorstep? The self-deprecatory moniker was coined a generation ago by a group of legislative backbenchers who complained they were kept in the dark by their leaders and fed horse (manure).


Member of Zhang family.
Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media
June 19, 2017

Two Separate Rewards Try To Attract Information On Zhang Disappearance

There are now two separate rewards posted for information that helps solve the disappearance of Yingying Zhang. Zhang is the 26-year-old University of Illinois visiting scholar from China who has  been missing since June 9th. One reward is being offered by the FBI, and the other by her family, using community donations.


Yingying Zhang
University of Illinois Police
June 18, 2017

FBI Offers $10,000 Reward For Information In Zhang Disappearance

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that'll help locate Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar from China who disappeared from the University of Illinois at Urbana. And the university credit union is raising money to help members of her family who are in Champaign-Urbana during the search.


Steven Salaita
Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media
June 18, 2017

U of I Urbana Campus No Longer On AAUP’s Censure List

The University of Illinois’ Urbana campus has been taken off an academic censure list. Delegates to the annual meeting in Washington, DC, of the American Association of University Professors voted Saturday to take the campus off the list — recognizing that the school had addressed concerns over the Steven Salaita controversy.


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