News Local/State - April 02, 2015

U of I To Create Center Honoring Roger Ebert

The Ebert Center's goal would be to combine the studies of film and ethics to encourage writers and filmmakers to think critically about film. 

Thousands of opponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State

(AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

News Local/State - April 01, 2015

Rauner, Sen. Kirk Criticize New Indiana Law

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said the Indiana religious-objections law could 'open the door to discriminatory behavior', while U.S. Senator Mark Kirk called it 'basically un-American.'

Champaign Centennial High School

(Champaign Unit 4 Schools)

News Local/State - April 01, 2015

Students In December Protest Involved In ‘Restorative’ Talk

Sunday's conversation that included students, parents, and public officials was the decision of State's Attorney Julia Rietz, rather than charging anyone with a crime.  The 'Black Lives Matter' protest occured outside Champaign Centennial High School Dec. 4th.

(Flickr)

News Local/State - April 01, 2015

Index To Illinois Economy Hits 15-Month High

U of I economist Fred Giertz says the 107.0 reading for the March Flash Index indicates a continued strengthening of the Illinois economy.

Matthew MacDonough with his grandfather and mother. Matthew was inspired to pursue a career in cancer research after his grandfather passed away from prostate cancer.

(Photo: Matthew MacDonough)

News Local/State - April 01, 2015

Cancer Researcher Inspired By Childhood Loss

Matthew MacDonough lost his grandfather to prostate cancer when he was fifteen. He says at that time he didn't really know what cancer was, but was inspired to pursue a career in cancer research after his grandfather's death.

Former Congressman Aaron Schock, who resigned Tuesday.

(Associated Press)

News Local/State - April 01, 2015

Rauner Schedules Special Election To Replace Schock

The governor has requested a special primary to be held June 8 with the election on July 24.  But his office warned the actual dates of the election will be changed to comply with federal law.   

Illinois Department of Employment Security logo

(IDES)

News Local/State - March 31, 2015

Jobless Rates Fall In All Illinois Metro Areas

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment fell in every Illinois metro area in February. It was the 12th straight month of across-the-board improvement.

Jarling's Custard Cup on 309 W Kirby Ave, which closed its doors late Monday when inventory ran out.

(Photo: Tiffany Jolley)

News Local/State - March 30, 2015

Champaign’s Custard Cup Closes Its Doors

Doug and Christie Jarling announced on Sunday that Jarling's Custard Cup in Champaign would be closing as soon as inventory runs out.   That happened quickly Monday afternoon, with a 4 p.m. Facebook post.  Custard Cup will reopen when new owners can be trained.

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