September 28, 2018 - News Local/State

Graduated Income Tax Has Support, But Is It Enough?

A statewide survey shows support for changing Illinois’ income tax structure.   But opposition remains and there are plenty of hurdles to clear before it could become a reality.  

Vishesh Anand/Illinois Public Media

September 28, 2018 - The 21st Show

Music, Comedy And More From The Pygmalion Festival

On the 21st: We're coming to you from the Pygmalion Festival at the University of Illinois’ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Pygmalion showcases a wide range of guests and performers, and we invited some of those people to our show: everyone from the organizers of the festival, to astronomers, to musicians, to stand-up comedians. 

Maxica Williams and her children

Courtesy of Maxica Williams

September 28, 2018 - News Local/State

State Boosts Monthly Aid To Needy Families

Illinois recipients of Temporary Aid for Needy Families - also known as TANF - will see an increase in the amount of their monthly grants in October. A $22 million boost was negotiated in the budget this year. Advocates for the poor say the difference may mean more families will be off the streets.

Urbana District 116 Superintendent Don Owen and Urbana High School principal Deloris Brown stand in the cafeteria of Urbana High School.

Lee V. Gaines / Illinois Public Media

September 27, 2018 - News Local/State

Urbana District 116 Admins Say Discipline Still Exists At The High School

Roughly 100 people showed up to a town hall meeting at Urbana High School Tuesday night. The meeting was called in response to community concerns about student safety and, at points, grew contentious with parents and students complaining about a lack of security at the high school and a perceived lack of discipline.

Liam James Doyle/NPR

September 27, 2018 - News Local/State

WATCH/LISTEN: Kavanaugh-Ford Testify Before Senate Judiciary

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.

Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker in the WGLT studio with his running mate, Juliana Stratton, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018.

Cindy Le/WGLT

September 27, 2018 - News Local/State

Pritzker Touts Affordability In Higher Ed Plan During ISU Stop

Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker unveiled his higher education plan Wednesday during a stop at Illinois State University, pledging to spend millions more on financial aid for low-income students and those considering out-of-state schools.

Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media

September 27, 2018 - News Local/State

Democrats Pull Out Of Forum Due To News-Gazette “#MeToo” Cartoon

Champaign County Democrats have pulled out of a county board candidates’ forum co-sponsored by the News-Gazette. It’s their response to an editorial cartoon printed in the newspaper on Tuesday, which Democrats say excuses sexual assault and depicts supporters of the “Me Too” movement as “humorless scolds”.

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