An exit sign at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.


May 25, 2016 - News Local/State

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

May 24, 2016 - News Local/State

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

May 24, 2016 - News Local/State

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

May 24, 2016 - News Local/State

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

May 23, 2016 - The 21st Show

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

May 23, 2016 - News Local/State

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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