Caricature of U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis.

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News Local/State - April 17, 2017

C-U Group Needles U.S. Rep. Davis With Its Own “Town Hall” Meetings

U.S. Representative Rodney Davis’ decision not to hold public meetings with constituents has drawn protests from liberal activist groups. One of those groups is holding its own meetings and inviting the Taylorville Republican to attend.

Members of the CU Immigration Forum rally outside the federal courthouse in Urbana Friday.

Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - April 15, 2017

Immigration Forum Rallies In Response To Reports Of Local ICE Raids

The Champaign-Urbana community is speaking out against reported Immigration raids in the past couple of weeks. Members of the CU Immigration Forum says Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, have targeted unspecified locations in the area at least twice this month. About 40 people rallied outside the federal courthouse in Urbana Friday.

University of Illinois at Springfield logo

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News Local/State - April 14, 2017

UIS Faculty Approve Strike Authorization Vote

Professors at the University of Illinois Springfield could go on strike. That’s the result of a vote this week by United Faculty, a chapter of the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Back when it was called Sangamon State University, the Springfield campus had a faculty union. But since joining the University of Illinois system, professors have been without a bargaining unit.

Lincoln Family in the Lincoln Presidential Museum Entry Plaza. John Wilkes Booth can be seen watching them.

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News Local/State - April 14, 2017

Lincoln Museum Removes Booth Statue From Entry Plaza

A life-size statue of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, shown lounging at the entrance to the White House, has been removed from the Lincoln Presidential Museum's main plaza.

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey

University of Illinois

The 21st Show - April 13, 2017

Former Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey; Aviation Police Training

On The 21st: We interviewed former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey about history, race, and what poetry can do in American life today. But first, we talked with Chicago Sun-Times columnist and University of Illinois Police Training Director Michael Schlosser about what went wrong when a passenger was violently dragged off a United Airlines flight.

Rauner visits with supporters and employee at HL Precision Manufacturing in Champaign Wednesday.

(Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media)

News Local/State - April 13, 2017

Rauner Talks Reforms, Higher Ed Funding In State ‘Tour’

Gov. Bruce Rauner wrapped a 10-city tour with a visit to a Champaign manufacturer Wednesday. As his call for budget reforms wrapped at HL Precision Manufacturing on the city's west side, about 25 members of state government unions called on the Republican governor to 'do your job', saying Rauner should come to the table to negotiate with AFSCME. A Rauner spokesperson says the trek around the state, which was not on the governor's official schedule, was not about his re-election campaign, although it was paid for with political funds.

Rep. Elaine Nekritz, right, is seen with now-former Rep. Darlene Senger in this file photo.

Brian Mackey/NPR Illinois

News Local/State - April 12, 2017

Interview: Bringing Court Fees Under Control

The Illinois criminal justice system has become increasingly reliant on fees. People convicted of crimes have become money makers for state and local government — paying for everything from prosecutors' offices to new police cars.

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