A woman and child rest on cots while waiting at Humacao Arena for the impact of Maria, a Category 4 hurricane that threatened to hit the eastern region of the island.
Carlos Guisti/AP
September 20, 2017

Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall In Puerto Rico

After devastating parts of the Caribbean, Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. 


People help an injured women in Mexico City during the earthquake on Tuesday.
Emily Green/NPR
September 20, 2017

Powerful Quake Devastates Central Mexico, Leaving More Than 200 Dead

The head of Mexico's civil defense agency has lowered the number of people confirmed dead in Tuesday's earthquake. Luis Felipe Puente now says 217 people were killed. Earlier he said the death toll was 248. He gave no explanation for the revised number.


abortion protest
Collage of two AP photos by J. Scott Applewhite
September 19, 2017

Rauner Mum On Abortion Bill

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he will comment on an abortion bill once it reaches his desk.


Governor Rauner
Seth Perlman/AP
September 19, 2017

Gov. Rauner On Trade Mission To China, Japan; Blue Cross Leaving Obamacare Exchange For Small Biz

On the 21st: Governor Rauner joined us to discuss his eight-day visit to China and Japan aimed at boosting Illinois business. We also heard from business leaders about what they’re hoping to see happen regarding international trade. Plus, we discussed the news that Illinois' largest health insurer is leaving the Obamacare exchange designed for small businesses.


Officials with the University of Illinois and Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic sign a memorandum of understanding establishing the Wanxiang Fellows Program.
Illinois Governor's Office
September 19, 2017

Auto Parts Maker Funds New U Of I Study Program In China

Last week on his trip to Asia, Governor Bruce Rauner visited the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou and toured the facilities of Wanxiang Group Corporation, China’s largest auto parts maker. It’s an experience that some University of Illinois students could have next summer, under a new study-abroad program. 


The flag of the United States.
Wikimedia Commons
September 19, 2017

Settlement Reached In Flag Burning Lawsuit

A central Illinois man has settled a lawsuit filed against the Urbana Police Department for his 2016 arrest following a Facebook posting of a picture showing him burning a U.S. flag.


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