Darius Graves runs from a Rantoul motel room, in a screenshot from police video.

(Champaign/Rantoul Police)

News Local/State - August 06, 2015

Police Release Details Of Rantoul Robbery Suspect Shooting

Rantoul and Champaign Police officials say armed robbery suspect Darius Graves was shot by a Champaign SWAT teamleader, because he appeared to be holding a gun as he ran from his motel room after a standoff. The gun turned out to be a steel pipe wrapped in cloth, but the Champaign County State's Attorney says the shooting was "legally appropriate".

Steven Salaita speaks at the University YMCA.

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News Local/State - August 06, 2015

Judge Rules That Salaita Lawsuit Against U of I Can Proceed

A federal judge has rejected a request by the U of I to dismiss Steven Salaita's lawsuit against the university, but dismissed four of the nine counts. Salaita is suing the university, for withdrawing his faculty appointment after he sent out a series of sometimes profane Twitter messages critical of Israel.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

News Local/State - August 05, 2015

Rauner Says He Won’t Lockout State Workers, But “I Don’t Control” Potential Strike

Governor Rauner told reporters at a Wednesday news conference that he would not lockout state employees, but that contract negotiaitons with AFSCME are "stuck", and a strike would be something he couldn't control. Meanwhile, an AFSCME spokesman says the governor's "extreme demands" could force a strike.

Fighting Illini Women's Basketball head coach Matt Bollant addresses the media Wednesday at the Ubben Basketball Complex.

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

News Local/State - August 05, 2015

UI Women’s Basketball Coach ‘Thankful’ For Investigation Results

Matt Bollant called the university's independent investigation of claims by seven former players 'thorough.'   He didn't specifically address findings of 'harsh' player treatment by former assistant coach Mike Divilbiss.

University of Illinois logo

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News Local/State - August 04, 2015

U of Illinois Mumps Outbreak Grows; Vaccinations Urged

The Illinois Department of Public Health says so far in 2015, there have been 69 mumps cases reported at U of I's Urbana campus.  That's almost 80 percent of all cases statewide.

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