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News Local/State - May 08, 2017

U of Illinois-Springfield Professors’ Deal Ends Strike

University of Illinois-Springfield administrators and a union representing professors have reached a tentative contract agreement, ending a strike that started last week. The University of Illinois Springfield United Faculty union represents nearly 170 tenured and tenure-track faculty members. Representatives of the school and the union announced the deal Sunday.

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News Local/State - May 06, 2017

80th Anniversary For Airship Disaster Immortalized By Chicago Reporter’s Recording

Saturday May 6 marked the 80th anniversary of an airship crash immortalized by the recorded description of a Chicago radio reporter. People gathered at the crash site in New Jersey Saturday evening to lay a wreath in memory of the 13 passengers, 22 aircrewmen and one person on the ground who were killed or later died from injuries suffered in the fiery crash of the German airship Hindenburg.

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News Local/State - May 06, 2017

Revised Automatic Voter Registration Bill Passes IL Senate

The Illinois Senate passed legislation Friday that’s meant to increase voter registration automatically. Just a few months ago, Democrats failed to override Governor Rauner’s veto of automatic voter registration. The new version is intended to address his concerns. It would automatically add people to the rolls when they interact with government, such as when getting a driver’s license.

State Board of Elections officials at Cybersecurity Subcommittee hearing.

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News Local/State - May 05, 2017

Election Hack Hits 80,000 Illinois Voters

The State Board of Elections says hackers gained access to the information of 80,000 Illinois voters — including their social security numbers and driver’s licenses.

Busey Bank Vice Chairman Ed Scharlau

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News Local/State - May 04, 2017

Busey Executive Sees Continued Strong Economy In Champaign County

A Busey Bank executive is predicting continued economic growth for Champaign County this year. Speaking Thursday at Busey Bank’s annual economic seminar, Vice-Chairman Ed Scharlau pointed to strong numbers in just about every sector of the county’s economy last year.

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News Local/State - May 04, 2017

House Passes GOP Health Care Bill

The House voted Thursday to approve a Republican-drafted measure that would eliminate many of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act — the first step toward keeping one of President Trump's campaign pledges and a victory for GOP lawmakers who have long railed against Obamacare, as the ACA is commonly known.

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