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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News Local/State - June 23, 2016

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.

Champaign County Nursing Home.

Champaign County Nursing Home

News Local/State - June 22, 2016

Tax Increase Proposed For Champaign County Nursing Home

A tax hike to fund the county nursing home is part of a package of recommendations that the Champaign County Nursing Home will consider at its Thursday night meeting.

Niala talking to children

Ben Thomas Payne

The 21st Show - June 22, 2016

Supporting Children’s Dreams; Diversity Among Banking Officials

On the 21st: We continue our conversation about the American Dream Re-imagined, as part of a national dialogue about people living in America as they navigate opportunity, meet obstacles, and pursue happiness in the 21st century. And we hear from the Chicago Urban League about the state of Black America.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters in his office at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Springfield.

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News Local/State - June 21, 2016

Madigan Cancels Session, Urges ‘Working Groups’ On Budget

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner Rauner says he won't call lawmakers into special session, even though the fiscal year ends in 10 days. Rauner he'll "evaluate options" in the coming days to avoid the shutdown of ongoing projects and delays to the opening of public schools. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan has cancelled Wednesday's House session, saying working groups are making progress.

A row of voting booths, with only one of them occupied.

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News Local/State - June 21, 2016

Why Aren’t There More Options For Voters In Illinois?

When Illinois voters go to the ballot in November, many will find that they only have one candidate listed on their ballot for some offices. Illinois has a larger percentage of these uncontested races for its state legislature than many other states that are similar in population size. 

State Treasurer Mike Frerichs, joined by State Rep. Carol Ammons, AARP Associate Director Andre Jordan, and Senator Scott Bennett at the Illinois Terminal in Champaign.

News Local/State - June 20, 2016

Frerichs Urges Rauner To Sign Insurer Death Benefit Bill

Democratic Treasurer Mike Frerichs says some insurers are withholding death benefits funds to boost their own profit margins, rather than seek out beneficiaries.  He's urging Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign a measure that unanimously passed both chambers - it would require these companies to use the federal Death Master File to determine if benefits have been paid.

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