September 21, 2014

Runoff Forces Closure Of Kickapoo Park Fishing Pond

A fishing pond at Kickapoo State Park in Vermilion County is closed until further notice as the Illinois Attorney General’s office investigates runoff from waste produced at the nearby Bungee Milling Plant.


Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt (12) prepares to throw the ball during the fourth quarter versus Texas State Saturday.
(AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)
September 21, 2014

Illinois Survives Lighting Delay, Texas State Scare 42-35

Illinois combined two touchdowns and 190 yards rushing from Jason Ferguson with the kind of second-half comeback the Illini have relied on all season to escape Texas State on Saturday, 42-35.


September 21, 2014

Afghan Rivals Have Signed Power-Sharing Agreement

Afghanistan's disputed presidential election is finally coming to a close, as the two rivals for the presidency have reached a power-sharing deal that they formally signed on Sunday.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
(AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 19, 2014

NFL Commissioner: ‘We Will Get Our House In Order’

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that former FBI director Robert Mueller will lead an investigation of the way the league handled the Ray Rice case and he said at the end of the process it will implement new conduct policies.


Obama unveils "It's On Us" Campaign at the White House Friday.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 19, 2014

Obama: Campus Sex Assault An Affront To Humanity

President Barack Obama says campus sexual assault is "an affront to our basic humanity.'' The White House has unveiled a new campaign to change the way people think about campus sexual assault.


September 19, 2014

Columbia Law Prof Argues For A Salaita Lawsuit, Trustee Kennedy Defends Vote

Clarification: Katherine Franke also serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Constitutional Rights, one of the organizations representing Steven Salaita.

A prominent law professor at Columbia University who‘s boycotting the University of Illinois after Steven Salaita’s job offer was withdrawn says he would easily win a legal case.  But University of Illinois Trustee Chris Kennedy is standing by the Board's decision.


September 19, 2014

Fatal Farm Accidents Increase In Illinois Over Past Year

Farming claimed the lives of 21 people in Illinois from July 2013 through June, nearly double the number of deaths during the same period a year earlier, according to Bloomington-based Country Financial.


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