Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at Richland Community College in Decatur Tuesday.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

January 27, 2015 - News Local/State

Rauner Touts Right-to-Work Areas, Service Tax In Decatur Visit

Gov. Rauner says he wants to create zones in Illinois where local communities could decide whether workers must join a union. He also touted taxes on services during a visit to Richland Community College.


Passengers wait in the terminal for flights out of WIllard Airport.Passengers wait in the terminal for flights out of WIllard Airport.

(Photo: CU-Citizen Access)

January 27, 2015 - News Local/State

Flight Delayed: Willard Airport Struggles to Stay on Time

Compared to other national airports, Willard has recently ranked near the bottom in on-time departure performance. The regional airport was ranked 285th of 320 national airports in 2013. It is ranked 251st of 324 airports through November 2014.


In a March 2014 file photo, Ernie Banks smiles after an interview at the Cubs offices in Chicago.

(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

January 24, 2015 - News Local/State

‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks Dies At 83

The two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of losing on Cubs teams, died Friday night.


Aaron Ammons at the University of Illinois Krannert Art Museum in 2013.

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

January 23, 2015 - News Local/State

Aaron Ammons Slated To Replace Wife On Urbana Council

The vote that will come Monday night required a last-minute pardon from former governor Pat Quinn.  Mayor Laurel Prussing expects it to be unanimous.  


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