First Amendment Center president and CEO Ken Paulson narrates a performance of “Freedom Sings,” a musical tribute to free speech in America, told through rock, pop, hip-hop and country music.

Courtesy of The Tennessean

Longer Listen - March 05, 2015

Ken Paulson on the First Amendment

Ken Paulson speaks about issues ranging from the importance of the First Amendment and its future, to the Steven Salaita case, to the future of journalism in the digital age. 

Nnanna Egwu capped off his senior night with a slam dunk in Wednesday's 69-57 win over Nebraska.

(Rob McColley)

News Local/State - March 05, 2015

Illini Top Nebraska on Senior Night, 69-57

The Illini close out the season Saturday at Purdue, and will compete in a week in the Big Ten Tournament with hopes of locking up a spot in the NCAA Tournament. 

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, February 24th in Chicago.

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

News Local/State - March 04, 2015

Emanuel:  Rauner Budget Is ‘Wrong Approach’

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget is the "wrong approach'' for Illinois, and he's in communication with top Democratic leaders about it.  

Former Illini basketball player Roger Powell, Jr, with son and Roger Powell Bobblehead

(Rob McColley)

News Local/State - March 04, 2015

Former Illini Players Getting Paid For Bobbleheads

All five starters from 2005's Illinois Final Four team are now immortalized as plastic figurines with jiggling heads. The University of Illinois faced a series of decisions about whether and how to pay the former players under NCAA rules.

News Local/State - March 04, 2015

Bat-Killing White-Nose Syndrome Spreads In Illinois

The white-nose syndrome gets its name from a fungus that grows on affected bats' noses. Scientists say infected bats often show odd behavior - like taking daytime flights - when they're supposed to be hibernating. It's suspected that depletes their fat reserves, and causes the bats to become emaciated, and eventually die. 

Former State Rep. Bill Black in November 2010.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

News Local/State - March 03, 2015

Bridge To Be Named For Former State Rep. Black

Former lawmaker Bill Black served in the Illinois House from 1986 to 2010, and worked to ensure safety on the Stony Creek Bridge.

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