U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth met with panel of Parkland College students on campus Thursday.

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News Local/State - September 02, 2016

Durbin, Duckworth Address Higher Ed Costs At Parkland

Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth say college students are graduating with an 'overwhelming' amount of debt. During a panel at Parkland College in Champaign Thursday, the two discussed efforts to refinance the debt, increase Pell Grants, and allow for two years' free community college.

Gov. Bruce Rauner during an appearance at a school in Mahomet June 1.

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News Local/State - September 01, 2016

Rauner Fires 29 From Patronage Scandal Under Predecessors

Gov. Bruce Rauner has laid off 29 Illinois Department of Transportation employees who were among those improperly hired based on political connections. The Republican said Thursday he issued notices to the so-called "staff assistants" hired by skirting personnel rules under two previous Democratic governors.

Trump supporters, Clinton supporters

AP photos / Carolyn Kaster & Evan Vucci

The 21st Show - September 01, 2016

Voter Demographics; Independent Map Amendment; Minority Representation in Politics

On the 21st: We talked about voter demographics at both the state and national level and learned what's next for the Independent Map Amendment and the redrawing of the state's legislative boundaries. We also spoke with the woman who is expected to become the first Asian-American lawmaker in Illinois.

Displays about the future of Centennial High School in the school library for Thursday Unit 4 town hall meeting.

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News Local/State - September 01, 2016

Unit 4 Superintendent Discusses Referendum Proposal

Champaign Unit 4 Superintendent Judy Wiegand has started her final school year as the head administrator of the district.  Wiegand announced her retirement earlier this month.  But she’s got a lot on her plate before retirement.

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