President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Republican members of Congress.
Evan Vucci/AP
June 20, 2018

Trump Signs Order To End Family Separations

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to end his controversial policy that has resulted in thousands of family separations and brought criticism from Democrats and Republicans.


State Senator Chapin Rose spoke at a Mahomet Aquifer Task Force meeting on Monday June 18. The task force member discussed with the state advisory panel how to protect the aquifer from gas leaks in the future.
Daniel Baker/Illinois Public Media
June 19, 2018

Rauner Likely To Sign Aquifer Bill, Says Chapin Rose

State Senator Chapin Rose says he believes Governor Bruce Rauner will sign his bill placing more requirements on the Manlove underground gas storage field in Champaign County.


Gov. Bruce Rauner standing in front of a laboratory and speaking to a crowd.
Lee V. Gaines / Illinois Public Media
June 14, 2018

Rauner Wants Private Investors To Pay For U of I Expansion

Gov. Bruce Rauner said he wants to expand the University of Illinois system with billions of dollars from private investors. Rauner shared his plan with students and staff at the U of I’s Urbana campus during a tour of the university's electrical and computer engineering building on Wednesday. 


The University of Illinois.
Daniel Baker/Illinois Public Media
June 11, 2018

State Senators Discuss Bills Addressing Illinois ‘Brain Drain’

Two bills recently passed the state legislature that aim to keep more Illinois high school students in state for college. This comes as the Illinois Board of Higher Education reports that since 2000, the number of Illinois residents enrolled as freshman at colleges outside of Illinois has increased by 73 percent. 


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