A sign in front of a home on Urbana's Lincoln Avenue protests Carle Hospital's tax-exempt status.

Travis Stansel/Illinois Public Media.

News Local/State - May 25, 2016

Illinois Supreme Court To Review Hospital Taxation Issue

The state's high court will review a case regarding the constitutionality of hospital tax exemptions, and will hear arguments involving Urbana's Carle Foundation Hospital.  A lower court ruled in January that the 2012 state law allowing hospitals to avoid paying property taxes is unconstitutional.

An exit sign at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.


News Local/State - May 25, 2016

At Least They’re Still Talking ... Budget Update

Illinois lawmakers continue their budget negotiations in private, while Gov. Rauner continues to say publicly that he'll agree to raising taxes only if Democrats accept his pro-business, union-weakening agenda.

Former Illinois guard Kendrick Nunn (25) drives the ball around Minnesota forward Charles Buggs (23) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 in Minneapolis.

Stacy Bengs/Associated Press

News Local/State - May 24, 2016

Nunn Dismissed From Illini Basketball Team

Kendrick Nunn, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery last week, has been dismissed from the Illini men's basketball team.  Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman and Coach John Groce issued a joint statement Tuesday, saying the decision was made after 'extensive deliberation.'  The two said this would 'send a strong message about what is acceptable behavior for our student-athletes.'

Eagle Creek Resort at Lake Shelbyville, before its closing in 2009.

Photo: Illinois Issues

News Local/State - May 24, 2016

IDNR: Build New Eagle Creek Resort, Instead Of Fixing Up Old One

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says it will seek a developer to build a new Eagle Creek Resort and Conference Center on Lake Shelbyville, because of the high cost of repairing the old facility cited in an engineers' assessment survey.

73-year-old prison inmate Cleve Heidelberg

Illinois Dept. of Corrections

News Local/State - May 24, 2016

Heidelberg Speaks Out From Prison, Nearly Half a Century After Arrest

This week, 73-year-old Cleve Heidelberg will have spent exactly 46 years in prison. Heidelberg, a black man, was convicted of murdering a Peoria County Sheriff’s sergeant in 1970. Since that time, Heidelberg has filed numerous petitions arguing his innocence.

telemedicine doctor

Keith Srakocic/AP

The 21st Show - May 23, 2016

Telemedicine & Rural Healthcare; Political Outlook

On The 21st: How are virtual platforms helping patients across Illinois connect with the doctors they need? Plus, it's the last full scheduled week of session for lawmakers in Springfield. What can we expect to see happen?

Actor Dick Van Dyke.

John Salangsang / Invision / AP

News Local/State - May 23, 2016

Plans Shape Up For Dick Van Dyke Visit

The executive director of Dick Van Dyke's charitable foundation says the 90-year-old actor will take part in events in Danville and suburban Chicago next month.

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