April 10, 2014

UIC Faculty Authorizes Second Strike

The faculty union at the University of Illinois-Chicago says its members have voted to go ahead with a second strike if negotiations with the university fail to yield an agreement.


April 10, 2014

IKEA Buying Hoopeston Wind Farm

IKEA's U.S. subsidiary is buying a long-planned wind-energy project in eastern Illinois as part of the company's initiative to offset its power use with renewable energy generation.


April 09, 2014

Northwestern Appeals NLRB Ruling On Athletes

Northwestern University is asking the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional director's ruling that the school's football players are employees under federal law and thus entitled to unionize.


April 09, 2014

Masks Required For Hearing on TB Patient

The conference room of the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District will become a courtroom on Friday, April 11th, and all attending will be required to wear masks to avoid infection. A Champaign County judge will consider a request from health officials to enforce a quarantine places on an allegedly uncooperative TB patient.


Alma Mater statue
(Sean Powers/WILL)
April 09, 2014

Restored Alma Mater Returns To U Of I

 The University of Illinois' Alma Mater sculpture is back on campus after a year and a half of restoration work.  


Emergency responders gather after Pennsylvania school stabbing
(Keith Srakocic/AP)
April 09, 2014

Many Students Stabbed, Cut At Pennsylvania High School

At least 19 teenagers and one adult were injured, some seriously, Wednesday morning at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., when a male suspect who authorities say is a 16-year-old fellow student attacked them with sharp weapons — reportedly two knives.


Louis Reinhart
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
April 09, 2014

Central Illinois Cub Fan Enters Second Century

In his 100 years, Louis Reinhart still hasn’t seen his beloved Cubs win a world series.  Last week, the team gave him – maybe – the next best thing. 


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