Curtis Lovelace looks over at the prosecutors during his first-degree murder trial Monday, March 6, 2017, at the Sangamon County Courthouse in Springfield.

Phil Carlson/The Quincy Herald-Whig via AP

News Local/State - March 10, 2017

Ex-prosecutor, U Of I Football Player, Not Guilty In Wife’s Death

A former assistant state's attorney and University of Illinois football captain Curtis Lovelace has been acquitted in his second murder trial for the Valentine's Day 2006 death of his first wife.  The jury delivered its verdict a little over two hours after closing arguments. Lovelace and members of his family burst into tears after the verdict was read.

John Isberg on location in Gainesville Florida.

John Isberg

News Local/State - March 10, 2017

John Isberg Discusses ‘Where It Begins’ Music Documentary

Fans of the Champaign-Urbana music scene may know John Isberg from his work with the band Tigerbeat, among others. Now Isberg is turning his love for local music into a documentary called “Where It Begins,” which will focus on music from 1977-2000.

Panelists for Thursday's Call-In at the Illinois Terminal Building in Champaign.

Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - March 10, 2017

11 Offenders In Initiative’s Second ‘Call-In’ To End Gun Violence

Community and law enforcement leaders in Champaign-Urbana hope they’ve successfully appealed to 11 more young people to turn their lives around. The CU Fresh Start Program held its second quarterly "Call-In" Thursday night, with hopes of deterring gun violence. The panel of those with a history of gun-related behaviors came face to face with family members of gun violence victims, like community leader Seon Willams. "When you act in an inhumane way, the suffering is just beginning," he said.

Derrick Walton shooting over Maverick Morgan in a Big Ten tournament basketball game.

Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - March 09, 2017

After Travel Trouble, Michigan Beats Illini 75-55 In Big Ten Tournament

Flying into town only a few hours before tipoff because of travel trouble a day earlier, and wearing yellow practice jerseys instead of the game uniforms that got stuck on their abandoned airplane, Michigan raced to an early double-digit lead and beat Illinois 75-55 to reach the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday. Illinois could still play in the National Invitation Tournament.

Last week, Caterpillar's Peoria HQ was raided by federal agents.

Wilfredo Lee/AP

The 21st Show - March 09, 2017

Caterpillar Fraud Accusations; Celebrating Purim; Racial Taboo; Owl Prowl

On the 21st: A new report commissioned by the U.S. government accuses Peoria-based Caterpillar of tax fraud. What’s at stake for the company? We also talk about the Jewish holiday Purim, chat about a film that's sparking conversations about race across Illinois, and learn about what it takes to find an owl at night.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan

Brian Mackey / WUIS

News Local/State - March 09, 2017

A.G. Madigan Appeals To High Court On State Employee Pay

Attorney General Lisa Madigan is taking her case over state employee pay to the Illinois Supreme Court. On Wednesday she asked the justices to review a lower court order that’s kept state workers getting paid during the 20-month budget stalemate.

soybean seeds

(Dan Gill/AP)

News Local/State - March 08, 2017

GMO Discussion Wednesday Evening At Champaign Public Library

If you have questions about what’s next for genetically modified foods, or GMO’s, you can pose them to a panel of experts at a community conversation Wednesday night at the Champaign Public Library. The panel will include speakers from the University of Illinois College Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences (ACES), the U of I Extension, the Illinois Farm Bureau, and a fifth-generation Illinois farmer.

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