EPA map of Sole Source Aquifer area in Mahomet Aquifer.

(EPA)

News Local/State - March 11, 2015

EPA Designates Mahomet Aquifer ‘Sole Source Aquifer’

The EPA on Wednesday said the Mahomet aquifer is primary water source for more than 750,000 people in central Illinois. That guarantees extra scrutiny of any project there that includes federal finances.

Corrupt Illinois
Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality by: Dick Simpson and Thomas J. Gradel

(Photo: University of Illinois Press)

News Local/State - March 11, 2015

Why Is Illinois So Corrupt?

Anyone with a passing interest in Illinois politics knows the state has a reputation for corruption. A new book attempts to chronicle the wrong-doing, and propose a plan to combat it.

The 1865 hearse used to carry Abraham Lincoln's body in the procession through Springfield for his funeral.

(Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)Washington, D.C

News Local/State - March 09, 2015

Combat Vets Recreate Lincoln’s Hearse

Eric Hollenbeck of Blue Works Millworks in Eureka California tells how --- using details extrapolated from an old photograph and a transit document --- combat veterans in a millworks job training program reconstructed the coach used to carry Abraham Lincoln's body to its final resting place.

Illinois Department of Corrections logo

(IL Department of Corrections)

News Local/State - March 09, 2015

Rauner Names New State Prisons Director

Donald Stolworthy works for the U.S. State Department, and oversaw the construction of five prisons in Iraq.  He replaces the retiring S.A. "Tony" Godinez.

Purdue guard Rapheal Davis makes a move on Illinois forward Austin Colbert during the second half of  Saturday's 63-58 loss at Purdue.

(AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

News Local/State - March 07, 2015

Illini Lose Big Lead, Fall At Purdue

Illinois led by as many as 13 in the first half, but faltered in the second.  The Illini later learned they'd be playing No. 9 seed Michigan Thursday in the Big Ten Tournament.

Caution tape marks off a portion of Crystal Lake in Urbana, where Christian Zamora's body was found Friday afternoon.

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

News Local/State - March 06, 2015

Body Found In Urbana’s Crystal Lake Identified As Missing U of I Graduate

The Champaign County Coroner identified Cristian Zamora's body late Friday afternoon.  The body was discovered about 3 p.m.  Surveillance cameras had showed him near the lake on December 31.  A preliminary autopsy Saturday showed no signs of foul play.

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