April 30, 2013 - News Local/State

AFSCME to Re-Vote on State Contract

Illinois’ new deal with the state’s largest public employees union could be null and void. The union is going to take a second vote on its contract agreement with Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration.


college smoking

(Mike Groll/AP)

April 30, 2013 - News Local/State

UI Campus Delays Smoking Ban

A plan to make the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus smoke free by the end of November has been postponed until January.


April 30, 2013 - News Local/State

Madigan Proposes Illinois Pension Changes

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is proposing a comprehensive pension-reform package that caps the salary on which a pension can be based and limits annual cost-of-living increases.


Rita Crundwell

(Robert Ray/AP)

April 30, 2013 - News Local/State

State Charges Dropped Against Ex-Dixon Comptroller

Prosecutors have dropped state charges against former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell, who has already admitted in federal court that she stole nearly $54 million in public money.


 Pieces of fried chicken

(DougsTech/Wikimedia)

April 30, 2013 - News Local/State

Food Addiction: Could Overeating Be Compulsive?

Scientists are divided over whether or not addiction could be contributing to rising global obesity. Does food addiction really exist and - if it does - how can it be treated?


Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

(United States Congress)

April 30, 2013 - News Local/State

Fate of New Indiana School Standards Unclear

Gov. Mike Pence is backing a legislative plan that would "pause'' Indiana's adoption of national Common Core education standards.


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