U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)
J. Scott Applewhite/ AP
June 14, 2017

After Shooting, Davis Calls For Move Away From ‘Hateful Rhetoric’

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) was at the plate Wednesday, during an early morning batting practice of the Republican Congressional baseball team, when he heard a loud noise that he did not immediately recognize as a gunshot. Davis says the noise sounded to him like a large piece of metal being dropped at a construction area, although they weren’t at a construction area, but at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia. The noise was followed by someone else on the field shouting, “Run, he’s got a gun!”


Champaign County Nursing Home
Scott Cameron/Illinois Public Media
June 14, 2017

Champaign County Board Chooses One Firm To Run & One To Broker Potential Sale Of Nursing Home

The Champaign County Board is getting ready to hire the same firm to broker a potential sale of its troubled nursing home that brokered the sale of Vermilion County’s nursing home four years ago.  But efore any sale occurs, the county board is hiring a new management firm for the facility, one that specializes in turning around nursing homes with problems.


A Champaign Police squad car
Wikimedia Commons
June 13, 2017

Champaign Officer Says Shooting Occurred When He Slipped During Foot-Chase

A Champaign police officer remains on paid investigative leave, following his involvement in a shooting incident now under investigation. According to the officer, his gun went off accidentally when his foot slipped while chasing a suspect running from a traffic stop.  


U-S Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois)
Amanda Vinicky / WUIS
June 13, 2017

Durbin Says Republican Senators Conducting Health-Legislation Work In Secret

Thirteen Republican U.S. Senators continue to work on drafting legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois says he has no idea what’s in the legislation because Republicans are keeping the details secret.


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