Otis Rush performing at Notodden bluesfestival, Norway, in 1997

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News Local/State - September 30, 2018

Legendary Chicago Blues Guitarist Otis Rush Dies At 84

Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, jazz-influenced sound influenced generations of musicians, has died. He was 84.


News Local/State - September 28, 2018

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

The 21st Show - September 28, 2018

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

News Local/State - September 28, 2018

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

News Local/State - September 27, 2018

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

News Local/State - September 27, 2018

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

News Local/State - September 27, 2018

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.

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