Cars on a winter road

News Local/State - January 31, 2015

State Police Issue Snow Travel Advisory

Illinois State Police have issued a snow travel advisory for the Super Bowl weekend. As temperatures drop tonight and rain changes to snow in many areas, they expect wet and icy road conditions. They're reminding drivers to take it slow and watch for emergency vehicles. 

Gov. Rauner outlines what he calls "education bureaucracy" in a speech in Champaign on Thursday.

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News Local/State - January 30, 2015

Rauner: “Education Bureaucracy” Standing In Way Of Education

Illinois has more than 850 school districts and over 13,000 school administrators in its K-12 system. Gov. Bruce Rauner says those numbers are bloat to the system and is calling for a paring down of what he calls "education bureaucracy."

Local union members turn out for a rally outside Gov. Rauner's speech in Champaign on Thursday.

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News Local/State - January 29, 2015

Gov. Rauner Calls For Halt On Political Contributions From Labor Unions

Gov. Bruce Rauner lit a fire under labor unions in Illinois earlier this week when he suggested local governments — like counties or cities — should be able to implement their own right-to-work laws. On Thursday Rauner went one step further, saying government unions should be banned from contributing to political campaigns.

Steven Salaita during his appearance at the University YMCA on September 9, 2014.

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News Local/State - January 29, 2015

Prof. Salaita Sues U of I Leaders, Board Of Trustees

The professor whose job offer was rescinded over comments made on Twitter seeks to be re-instated to the position, along with unspecified monetary damages.

Screenshot of video showing a car driving through a student rally outside Centennial High School.

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News Local/State - January 28, 2015

No Charges To Be Filed In Champaign Centennial Protest Incident

A car windshield was broken when students participating in December's 'die-in' took to the street.  State's Attorney Julia Rietz suggests instead that the school district resolve it through 'mediation and community education.'

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