July 07, 2014

Meeting Abuse Victims, Pope Francis Begs Forgiveness

Pope Francis spent parts of Sunday and Monday meeting with six people who had been sexually abused by priests, speaking with them about the lingering effects of their experiences and asking for their forgiveness.


Assembly Hall in Champaign, IL
Wikimedia Commons
July 07, 2014

Illini Out Of Home Arena For Some Games In 2015-16

The University of Illinois now says its arena renovation project will force its basketball teams to play somewhere other than the campus for a few games during the 2015-16 season.


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, left, and his Republican rival, Bruce Rauner, shake hands after they appeared together for the first time before the 2014 general election, during the annual meeting of the Illinois Education Association Friday, April 11, 201
(M. Spencer Green/AP)
July 07, 2014

Voters In Bad Mood Shaping Gov’s Race

The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt and decades-long battles against corruption.  


In Paris, soldiers patrol at Charles de Gaulle Airport last week. French airports have reportedly agreed to a new TSA policy requiring electronic devices to be powered up before they're allowed on U.S.-bound flights.
(Michel Euler/AP)
July 07, 2014

TSA Tightens Rules For Devices At Overseas Airports

People flying to the U.S. on international flights may want to keep their cellphones charged: Under a new policy, these and other devices might not be allowed on the plane if they can't power up.


ADM
(Seth Perlman/AP)
July 07, 2014

ADM To Buy Swiss Flavoring Maker For About $3B

Agribusiness giant ADM is paying about $3 billion to buy the privately held Swiss company Wild Flavors, which supplies natural ingredients to the food and beverage industry. 


July 07, 2014

New Proposal To Legalize Consumer Fireworks In Illinois

The 4th of July may have been punctuated by some fireworks set off in neighborhoods by residents who brought them in from a neighboring state. State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) says Illinoisans should be able to buy those fireworks in their own state.


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