Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

(Photo courtesy of the University of Illinois)

News Local/State - May 30, 2015

AAUP Committee Formally Recommends U of I Censure

The university came under scrutiny last year after rescinding a job offer for Professor Steven Salaita after he posted a series of anti-Israel tweets.

Illinois players wait to congratulate first baseman David Kerian after his three-run homer against Ohio Friday.  Illinois won the game, 10-3.

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

News Local/State - May 30, 2015

Illini Dominate Ohio In Regional, 10-3, PPD By Rain Saturday

The Illini rallied for 5 runs in the second inning against the Bobcats, and never looked back.  The victory in the Illini's first-ever home NCAA regional sets up a game 4 matchup with Notre Dame.  That game was postponed by rain Saturday, and will be played at 3 p.m. Sunday.

In this Jan. 9, 2015, file photo, Illinois lawmakers listen to Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan in Springfield.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

News Local/State - May 29, 2015

Rauner: No Special Session If Deadline For Budget Missed

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he won't call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday.  He told reporters Friday that if he can't reach a deal with majority Democrats in the General Assembly by the end of the spring session that he will ask that "good-faith'' negotiations continue.

A March 5. 2008 file photo shows former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert visiting the Illinois House of Representatives floor at the state Capitol in Springfield,

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

News Local/State - May 28, 2015

Former US House Speaker Hastert Indicted

An indictment against Dennis Hastert says federal authorities began investigating his bank withdrawals in 2013.  It says he agreed to pay $3.5 million to an unidentified person to hide "prior misconduct'' against that person. 

News Local/State - May 28, 2015

Community College Reform Legislation Stalled

Legislation that would cap contract lengths and severance pay for Illinois community college presidents is stalled in Springfield...at least for now.

Former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau encourages his players during the second half of Game 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, May 4, 2015, in Cleveland.

(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

News Local/State - May 28, 2015

Bulls Fire Coach Tom Thibodeau

Management says the change was made because there was not good communication between the coach and the front office.

The To Write Love On Her Arms Webpage

Longer Listen - May 28, 2015

To Write Love On Her Arms Founder Says Help Is Necessary

Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love On Her Arms, which helps people with depression, substance abuse, and self-injury. He has released a new book, If You Feel Too Much, and will be speaking in Chicago on June 8th. He talked with us about his non-profit, the movie based off his original short story, and more. 

News Local/State - May 28, 2015

Why It Looks Like A Strike Could Be On The Horizon

The governor was asked in mid-May if state employees should be concerned about layoffs or a strike. "Hopefully not," he said. "We've got to make some big changes. Changes are hard. And there's going to be a lot of resistance to change." 

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