Sue Wood, center, is honored by volunteer chimes players and U of I Associate Provost Matthew Tomaszewski.

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April 24, 2017 - News Local/State

Chimesmaster Wood Recognized For 45 Years Of Concerts At Altgeld

For 45 years, the chimes in the tower of Altgeld Hall on the University of Illinois Urbana campus were played by Chimesmaster Sue Wood, and volunteers that she trained. She was honored at Altgeld on Monday by 30 friends and fellow performers, officially retiring from her role as Chimemaster. But she still plans to play occasionally when safety upgrades in the Altgeld Tower are complete. 

Woman talking on cell phone.

Credit Flickr user Steven Damron/"woman driving and talking on cell phone" (CC V 2.0)

April 24, 2017 - News Local/State

Welcome To The First-Ever Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week

Illinois is observing its first-ever Distracted Driving Awareness Week, starting Monday. More than 300 law-enforcement agencies in the state will focus on violations for distracted driving, along with providing general education about the problem. 

NPR's Sarah McCammon with other reporters covering the Trump campaign in 2016

Evan Vucci, provided by Sarah McCammon

April 24, 2017 - News Local/State

NPR’s Sarah McCammon Discusses 2016 Election

The 2016 presidential election results defied polling and pundits alike.  As a result, news organizations have been discussing how they can better cover elections going forward. NPR's Sarah McCammon covered the Donald Trump campaign, and spoke with Brian Moline about lessons reporters can learn from the campaign.

The finish line of the Illinois Marathon on Saturday morning.

Brian Moline/Illinois Public Media

April 22, 2017 - News Local/State

2017 Illinois Marathon Brings Winners, Good Weather, Marriage Proposal

After two years of challenging weather, runners in Saturday's 2017 Illinois Marathon finally got a break. Conditions were dry with temperatures in the mid-40s, though wind gusts topped 20 mph. Organizers say this year's events included more than 17,000 people.

Governor Bruce Rauner

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April 22, 2017 - News Local/State

To Explain Change On Abortion, Rauner Cites Economic Agenda

Governor Bruce Rauner was asked Friday why he’s changed his position on an abortion law since the 2014 campaign. At issue is whether Illinois should repeal a prohibition on using state money for the procedure. The restriction affects state employees and low-income people on government health programs.

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