bobcat lying down

(Photo: Daniel Casper/Wikimedia Commons)

June 01, 2015 - News Local/State

Bobcat Hunting Advances in Legislature

Opponents say while bobcats were taken off the threatened species list, it's too soon to allow hunters to kill them, especially since they are seen as a trophy animal and aren't hunted for food.


In this March 20, 2015 file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at a news conference in Chicago.

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

June 01, 2015 - News Local/State

Battle For The Future Of Illinois

The tense political atmosphere in Springfield is set to get even more contentious. Gov. Bruce Rauner's upfront -- he says it's going to get rough, but he's not giving up.


In this April 29, 1942, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Lennie Merullo fields a baseball in Chicago. The oldest former member of the Cubs and the last living person to play for them in the World Series, he died Saturday at age 98.

(AP Photo/Paul Cannon, File)

May 31, 2015 - News Local/State

Last Living World Series Cub Player Dies at 98

Len Merullo played shortstop for the Cubs for seven seasons, including the 1945 World Series team that lost to Detroit in 7 games.  He had returned to Wrigley Field last year to be part of the ballpark's 100th anniversary festivities.


Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

(Photo courtesy of the University of Illinois)

May 30, 2015 - News Local/State

AAUP Committee Formally Recommends U of I Censure

The university came under scrutiny last year after rescinding a job offer for Professor Steven Salaita after he posted a series of anti-Israel tweets.


Illinois players wait to congratulate first baseman David Kerian after his three-run homer against Ohio Friday.  Illinois won the game, 10-3.

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

May 30, 2015 - News Local/State

Illini Dominate Ohio In Regional, 10-3, PPD By Rain Saturday

The Illini rallied for 5 runs in the second inning against the Bobcats, and never looked back.  The victory in the Illini's first-ever home NCAA regional sets up a game 4 matchup with Notre Dame.  That game was postponed by rain Saturday, and will be played at 3 p.m. Sunday.


In this Jan. 9, 2015, file photo, Illinois lawmakers listen to Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan in Springfield.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

May 29, 2015 - News Local/State

Rauner: No Special Session If Deadline For Budget Missed

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he won't call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday.  He told reporters Friday that if he can't reach a deal with majority Democrats in the General Assembly by the end of the spring session that he will ask that "good-faith'' negotiations continue.


A March 5. 2008 file photo shows former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert visiting the Illinois House of Representatives floor at the state Capitol in Springfield,

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

May 28, 2015 - News Local/State

Former US House Speaker Hastert Indicted

An indictment against Dennis Hastert says federal authorities began investigating his bank withdrawals in 2013.  It says he agreed to pay $3.5 million to an unidentified person to hide "prior misconduct'' against that person. 


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