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

(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

News Local/State - January 24, 2015

‘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)

News Local/State - January 23, 2015

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.  

State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) speaks to supporters of his school funding bill at a rally in the Capitol rotunda in December.

Dusty Rhodes/WUIS

News Local/State - January 23, 2015

School Funding Fight Set To Resume In Senate

When it comes to funding public schools, Illinois ranks near the bottom for equity. Legislation designed to change that stalled last session. Lawmakers are revising it to try again.

Bradley University President Joanne Glasser, who's stepping down May 31.

(Bradley University)

News Local/State - January 22, 2015

Bradley University President Stepping Down

Glasser said in a news release Thursday that the decision to retire was difficult, but believes Bradley needs "fresh eyes and new ideas'' after her eight years on the job.

Nnanna Egwu blocks Purdue Forward, Vince Edwards (12)

(Photo: Rob McColley)

News Local/State - January 22, 2015

Purdue Boilermakers Fall to the Illini, 66-57

Illinois Freshman, Leron Black, finished with 15 points and a season-high 13 rebounds. Black: "My momma didn't raise no quitter." 

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