Activists rally for a $15 minimum wage outside of the McDonald's on Neil Street and Kirby Avenue in Champaign.

Hannah Meisel/Illinois Public Media (FILE)

April 02, 2016 - News Local/State

Focus Shifts To Illinois In Next Push For $15 Minimum Wage

California and New York -- where almost 1 in 5 Americans live -- are on their way to raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour. And the activists who spearheaded those efforts are now setting their sights on other similarly liberal, Democratic-led states, including Illinois.

Harvest activity just south of Rantoul, Ill., on Sept. 26, 2014.

Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

April 01, 2016 - News Local/State

Why Didn’t An Illinois Professor Have To Disclose GMO Funding?

The private fund-raising arms of public universities, called foundations, are coming under scrutiny around the country.  Watchdogs have found questionable spending that’s led to resignations and legal challenges to their privacy.  In the course of reporting on a University of Illinois professor,  Monica Eng of WBEZ discovered a different way foundation privacy practices are raising questions.  

The Alama Mater statue on the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois.

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April 01, 2016 - News Local/State

Union For UI Non-Tenured Faculty Schedule Strike Authorization Vote

Frustrated by what they see as a lack of progress in contract negotiations, the Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition will hold a strike authorization vote for its members at the University of Illinois Urbana campus next week.

Chicago Marathon Runners

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April 01, 2016 - The 21st Show

The 21st: Gender In Politics, And Why People Run Marathons

How has Hillary Clinton’s campaign changed the conversation about women holding political office? Some of our female politicians in Illinois weigh in on gender and politics. Then, as we approach marathon and half marathon season, many in Illinois will be taking on those 26.2 and 13.1 miles feats, whiles other are left others wondering "why?"

Demonstrators outside Sherman Hall on the WIU campus in Macomb.

Rich Egger/Tri-States Public Radio

April 01, 2016 - News Local/State

Solidarity March and Rally in Macomb

Around 150 people took to the streets of Macomb late Thursday afternoon to demonstrate their support for Western Illinois University and the city.

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