Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner

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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.

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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.

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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.

U of I Athletic Director Mike Thomas and Urbana Chancellor Phyllis Wise address reporters in her  campus office in Champaign Monday.

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News Local/State - August 03, 2015

U of I Chancellor, AD: No Personnel Changes From Women’s Basketball Lawsuit

U of I Urbana Chancellor Phyllis Wise and Athletic Director Mike Thomas don't expect any further personnel changes, but do say women's basketball and other sports will follow recommendations from its independent investigation.  Meanwhile, the attorney filing the $10 million lawsuit agaist the university said it will stand, with little expectation for a 'thorough, unbiased investigation.'

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