News Local/State - April 19, 2017

Art Theater Projector Repaired

After nearly a week without a working projector, downtown Champaign’s Art Theater Co-Op is ready to show movies again. Manager Austin McCann says the theater had to go dark a few days ago, when their hundred-thousand-dollar digital movie projector malfunctioned.

Construction at the University of Illinois Research Park.

Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - April 19, 2017

Champaign City Council Approves Research Park Expansion

The research park at the University of Illinois continues to grow. The Champaign City Council approved two measures Tuesday night for the research park’s expansion on the south end of Champaign.

Sign at Northeastern Illinois University.

Northeastern Illinois University

News Local/State - April 18, 2017

Moody’s Lowers Rating For One State School, Threatens To Do Same For Six Others

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the credit rating of one state university in Illinois — Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.  The lower rating takes Northeastern well become so-called junk status. And the bond credit rating company says the rating could be lowered even further.

Protesters in Chicago rally against the Trump administration's rollback of protections for transgender students.

Equality Illinois

News Local/State - April 18, 2017

Illinois Issues: LGBT In The Time Of Trump

As rapid-fire change comes at the federal level, advocates want to keep Illinois' status as one of the leading states in offering protections for LGBT individuals.

JB Pritzker meeting with students.

Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - April 18, 2017

Gubernatorial Hopeful Pritzker Campaigns In Champaign-Urbana

J.B. Pritzker brought his campaign for governor to the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana Monday.  The billionaire venture capitalist is trying to establish himself as the progressive choice for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

News Local/State - April 17, 2017

Art Theater Co-op Holds Other Events In Wake Of Projection Problems

Champaign’s Art Theater Co-op is looking for other ways to entertain while its digital projection system is down. General Manager Austin McCann says troubleshooting could take a couple more days. He says a 'burst of creativity' includes plans for a Monday night airing of the 1938 Orson Welles radio broadcast of "The War of The Worlds", and a Tuesday night trivia event. Concessions are open, but the events themselves are free. 

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