Graphic from Monday's meeting on the Chicago campus looks at possible changes to UI employee health insurance premiums.

Screenshot/University of Illinois Human Resources

June 27, 2016 - News Local/State

U Of I Employees Learn Of Possible Health Benefit Changes

The first of three meetings regarding University of Illinois health insurance premiums raised the prospect that some premiums could double. Katie Ross, Senior Director of Human Resources Administration at the university, says there's "generally a lot of uncertainty" at this point.

Dick Van Dyke and members of the Danville High School show choir perform 'Let's Go Fly A Kite' to close out Friday's concert.

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June 25, 2016 - News Local/State

Van Dyke ‘Steps In Time’ Before The Home Crowd

After the Danville High School show choir performed some of the best-known songs from his movie musicals, 1944 graduate Dick Van Dyke took to the stage to talk about the importance of supporting the arts, and performed songs with his quartet, the Vantastix. Friday night's sellout performance marked the start of fundraising efforts for the Dick Van Dyke Foundation. 

Woman walking past installation of white crosses in Orlando, Florida

AP Photo/David Goldman

June 24, 2016 - The 21st Show

What Does The ‘Brexit’ Vote Mean In Illinois? Crosses In Orlando; High School Athletes And Heat; GoT

On The 21st: What could the 'Brexit' Vote Mean for Illinois?; An Aurora, Illinois, man builds crosses for sites of tragedy: we talked with him about his 1200 mile trek to Orlando with 49 crosses; The IHSA has new rules for student athletes to keep heat from worsening injuries; and Game of Thrones Season 6 ends this Sunday - we have no spoilers to alert you about, but we talked about what fans could see this weekend.

Champaign Unit 4 schools logo

Champaign Unit 4 schools

June 24, 2016 - News Local/State

Unit 4 Shows Off Facilities Plans At ‘Town Hall’ Meeting

Brian Moline talks with News-Gazette education reporter Nicole Lafond, who covered Thursday night's "town hall" style meeting held by the Unit 4 school district to gather community input on its plans for renovating, expanding and in some cases, completely rebuilding several of its schools.

Dick Van Dyke is joined by his wife Arlene with the unveiling of the 'Keep Moving' street sign outside Danville High School.

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June 23, 2016 - News Local/State

Dick Van Dyke Returns Home To Danville

The 90-year old actor made a grand entrance Thursday, riding up to Danville High School in a replica of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' with a performance by the school's show choir.  Van Dyke is back to mark the launch a foundation to restore his childhood home, and help fund careers in the arts for young people.

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