The reflection of a sculpture highlights the closing notice on the front door of the Illinois State Museum, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Springfield.

Seth Perlman/AP

News Local/State - November 12, 2015

Lawmakers Back Re-Opening Illinois State Museum

Though the museum's closed to visitors, the majority of its staff are still on the state payroll, while their union battles Rauner in court.

Tim Nugent before in an interview with Illinois Public Media in January.

Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - November 11, 2015

Tim Nugent, The ‘Father of Accessibility’ at U of I, Dies at 92

Nugent died Wednesday morning.  For years, he advocated for wheelchair-accessible buses, curb cuts, and other amenities that those with disabilities have now used for many years.  His time with the U of I goes back to the late 1940's, when he helped wounded veterans coming back from World War II.

An artist's rendering of what the development would look like looking Northwest on Walnut Street.

City of Champaign

News Local/State - November 11, 2015

Champaign Council Pursues Developer’s $95 Million Proposal

The council unanimously directed staff to start working on a $95 million private development with Hans Grotelueschen.  The new plan's central site is the parking lot at Washington and Walnut Streets, and would be the site for a high-rise that includes a conference center, apartments, and hotel rooms.

DeWitt County residents opposing the placing of PCB's over the Mahomet Aquifer.

Sean Powers/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - November 10, 2015

Clinton Landfill Settlement Leads To Questions On Future Of Aquifer Underneath

Once it's approved in court, the Clinton Landfill Consent Decree will bar certain types of waste from going into the landfill, in order to protect the Mahomet Aquifer that lies beneath it. But some waste that's already in the landfill will stay. Both supporters and critics of the Consent Decree are looking ahead to other ways to shield the aquifer from possible contamination.

Chris Corrie, who resigned as mayor of Monticello Monday night due to health reasons.

City of Monticello

News Local/State - November 10, 2015

Mayor Of Monticello Resigns Due To Illness

Mayor Chris Corrie, 56, announced Monday he was stepping down from the post due chronic Lyme disease. The city council now has to find someone to finish the rest of Corrie's term through April 2017. He was an alderman for one term before he was elected mayor in 2009.

Donald Trump at podium in Springfield.

Amanda Vinicky/WUIS

News Local/State - November 10, 2015

Trump Rally: The Highlights

Republican front-runner Donald Trump got an enthusiastic reception Monday at a rally in Springfield.

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