Lloyd Carter, Jr.

Champaign-Urbana Courier / Urbana Free Library Archives

News Local/State - April 06, 2017

Former Champaign Co. Board Member Lloyd Carter Dead At 86

“I don’t like to sling mud,” a young Urbana city council member named Lloyd Carter, jr. told the Champaign-Urbana Courier in 1971. “I think we could get more done if we work together”.

Carter, one of Champaign-Urbana’s first African-American elected officials, died Wednesday at the age of 86, one year after leaving public office.

J.B. Pritzker talks with reporters

Tony Arnold/WBEZ

News Local/State - April 06, 2017

Pritzker Makes Campaign For Governor Official

Billionaire businessman J.B. Pritzker has made official his bid for Illinois governor. The Chicago Democrat tweeted Thursday that he was readying for "the big announcement" above a picture with his son holding a sign reading "J.B. for Governor." Pritzker's campaign confirmed the tweet ahead of a Thursday afternoon event in Chicago.

A portion of this year's poster for the Boneyard Arts Festival, which gets underway Thursday.

Judith Adanma Johnson/40 North/88 West

News Local/State - April 06, 2017

Boneyard Arts Festival Begins Thursday

The countywide Boneyard Arts Festival is now in its 15th year. Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline previewed this year's event, presented by 40 North/88 West, with Smile Politely arts and culture writer Sarah Keim.

Art Ryan, superintendent of Cahokia schools, addresses media with other superintendents who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Gov. Bruce Rauner and the State Board of Education.

Dusty Rhodes/NPR Illinois

News Local/State - April 06, 2017

Rural School Districts File Suit Against Rauner

A Chicago law firm representing a group of mostly rural school superintendents sued the state of Illinois Wednesday. They're asking Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state board of education to come up with a funding formula that would help schools meet the state's learning standards.

Alicia Beck, who won a District 2 seat on Champaign City Council Tuesday.

Alicia Beck/Facebook

News Local/State - April 05, 2017

New City Council Member Beck Wants Champaign To Become Sanctuary City

A newcomer to the Champaign City Council hopes to see the city offer the same protections for those living in the country illegally that Urbana officials have provided. Alicia Beck topped 32-year incumbent Michael LaDue Tuesday to win the District 2 council seat, 63 to 37 percent. Beck says some of her backers want Champaign to explore the idea of becoming a sanctuary city, which Urbana reaffirmed in late 2016.

State capitol in the rain.

Amanda Vinicky/NPR Illinois

News Local/State - April 05, 2017

Illinois Commits $0 Against Domestic Violence

As Illinois enters its 22nd month without a real budget, the state services most affected by the political fight include those that help victims of domestic violence.

Former Illinois coach John Groce signals a play during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., Sunday, Feb. 26.

Nati Harnik/Associated Press

News Local/State - April 05, 2017

Akron Hires Former Illinois Coach Groce

Akron has hired former Illinois coach John Groce to take over its program. Groce replaces Keith Dambrot, who surprisingly left his alma mater last week after a successful run to coach at Duquesne. Groce is familiar with the Mid-American Conference after spending four seasons at Ohio. He went 85-56 at the school and twice led the Bobcats to the NCAA Tournament.

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