Foellinger Auditorium on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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News Local/State - November 23, 2016

U of I Suspends Overtime Changes After Court Ruling Against Labor Department

The University of Illinois says it's suspending immediately all of the recent changes announced ahead of the new federal overtime rules. That includes salary increases and overtime eligibility related to the new changes under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The move comes after a federal judge in Texas blocked nationwide implementation of the new rules. 

Chicago State University

Chicago State University

News Local/State - November 23, 2016

IL Higher Ed Board Hands $17 Million To Struggling Schools

Three of the public universities hardest hit by the state budget crisis will split $17 million in emergency funding, according to the Chicago Tribune. The paper reports that the Illinois Board of Higher Education voted unanimously Wednesday to send the lifeline funding to Chicago State, Western Illinois and Eastern Illinois universities.

Rev. Evelyn Burnett Underwood

Evelyn Burnett Underwood

News Local/State - November 23, 2016

Underwood Is Third To Announce Candidacy For Urbana Mayor

There are now three candidates vying to win election as Mayor of Urbana next spring --- all Democrats, and all women.

The Reverend Evelyn Burnett Underwood is the latest to make her candidacy official, with an announcement on Wednesday.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

Cliff Owen / AP

News Local/State - November 23, 2016

Trump Chooses South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley As U.N. Ambassador

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has been selected as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, according to Trump's transition team.

Sean Spicer, a senior transition official, tells NPR's Domenico Montanaro that Trump offered Haley the appointment and she accepted. The position requires Senate confirmation.

Michael Finke (43) arrives too late to block a three-pointer by Winthrop player Keon Johnson.

Rob McColley / Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - November 22, 2016

Winthrop Defeats Illini Men’s Basketball 84-80 In Overtime

Winthrop University defeated the Illini men's basketball team 84-80 in overtime Monday night at the State Farm Center. The Eagles erased a 10-point-deficit in the last 2:43 of regulation. The game was part of the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament.

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