Residents wade through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday in Houston, Texas.

David J. Phillip/AP

News Local/State - August 27, 2017

At Least One Person Killed As ‘Catastrophic’ Floods Inundate Houston

At least one person was killed Saturday night as the Houston area is inundated by torrential rain and catastrophic flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey, which officials called an "unprecedented" weather event that has left some residents stranded in their flooding homes and overwhelmed rescue workers.

Rain is blown past palm trees as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall Friday in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harvey steered into the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges.

Eric Gay/AP

News Local/State - August 26, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Continues Path Through Texas

Hurricane Harvey remains a serious threat as it continues a slow march over Texas, even as the National Hurricane Center downgraded it to a Category 1 storm with gusts up to 80 mph by early Saturday.

Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin

Lauren Victoria Burke/AP

The 21st Show - August 25, 2017

Sen. Durbin On Immigration; 1947 Partition Of India; A New Lexicon For Rum

On the 21st: Sen. Dick Durbin weighs in on the recent detention of a young Kentucky woman by ICE — despite her legal standing. Plus, an oral history project is trying to make sure the stories from the partition of India are preserved, and we hear from a University of Illinois researcher who studied the words people use to describe rum.

The Oregon Building Computer Lab on the U of I Urbana campus.

U of I Technology Services

News Local/State - August 25, 2017

Phishing Scam Attacks U Of I Computers

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A two-part computer phishing scam made to steal banking passwords has attacked University of Illinois computer users and their off-campus email contacts from as far as Ohio.

The campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.


News Local/State - August 25, 2017

NIU Acting President Says Enrollment Is Stabilizing

She's not sure how long she'll be in the office, but Northern Illinois University Acting President Lisa Freeman says there's plenty to accomplish. Among her priorities are providing employee raises and zeroing in on the latest student recruiting tactics.

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