Champaign Unit 4 School Board members seated in their meeting room

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News Local/State - May 03, 2018

Champaign Unit 4 Board Denies Charter School Proposal

The Champaign Unit 4 School Board rejected a charter school proposal in a 6-1 vote during a special meeting Wednesday night. School administrators who reviewed the proposal for the North Champaign Academy said it does not meet state requirements for charter schools.

Sen. Tom Cullerton (D, Villa Park) and Gov. Bruce Rauner have clashed over the handling of the Quincy Home outbreak. Below, the front gates of the home.

Sam Dunklau/NPR Illinois

News Local/State - May 03, 2018

Illinois Lawmakers React to Rauner-Backed Fixes for Quincy Vets Home

Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration says a costly rebuild of the Quincy Veterans Home is the best way to get rid of legionella bacteria linked to more than a dozen deaths there. While some state legislators support the move, others remain skeptical.

Congressman Rodney Davis at the Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center

Daniel Baker/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - May 02, 2018

Mosque Visit With Rodney Davis Turns Into Debate

Congressman Rodney Davis’ visit Wednesday to an Urbana mosque was meant to strengthen ties with the local Muslim community--but the event turned into a debate over why he hasn’t been more involved in his district. 

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The 21st Show - May 02, 2018

Small Pharmacies Hit By Medicaid Cuts; Solitary Confinement; Illinois’ Endangered Places

On The 21st: We discuss legislation to reduce the use of solitary confinement in federal prisons. Also, Landmarks Illinois has just released its annual list of the historic places in Illinois that are most at risk of demolition, deterioration or development. But first, how recent cuts in state Medicaid drug reimbursements could have serious business consequences for independent pharmacies. 

Maria Fabrizio/NPR

News Local/State - May 02, 2018

Questions Raised About Study Of Device To Ease Opioid Withdrawal

The company that markets the Bridge is using the study results to promote its use to anyone who will listen: policymakers, criminal justice officials and health care providers. The message is working. In the face of a nationwide crisis of opioid addiction, people are eager for new solutions. 

person looking at a poster about Chief Illiniwek

Christine Herman/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - May 02, 2018

Can Conversation Move The U Of I Forward Without The Chief?

University of Illinois administrators want to see the Urbana campus move on without Chief Illiniwek. Through a series of public events, they’re seeking input from the community on how best to achieve that, but not everyone thinks it will succeed.

Cairo residents

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The 21st Show - May 01, 2018

Public Housing In Southern Illinois; State Lottery Prizes; Distracted Driving; NWS Wildfire Update

On the 21st: The closing of several public housing units in southern Illinois, leaving many residents without homes. Also, buying lottery games that actually have no top prizes. And a new measure is being passed to enact stricter penalties for distracted driving. Plus, there is a risk of wildfires because of the dry weather, according to the National Weather Service.

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