May 28, 2015 - News Local/State

Community College Reform Legislation Stalled

Legislation that would cap contract lengths and severance pay for Illinois community college presidents is stalled in Springfield...at least for now.


Former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau encourages his players during the second half of Game 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, May 4, 2015, in Cleveland.

(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

May 28, 2015 - News Local/State

Bulls Fire Coach Tom Thibodeau

Management says the change was made because there was not good communication between the coach and the front office.


The To Write Love On Her Arms Webpage

May 28, 2015 - Longer Listen

To Write Love On Her Arms Founder Says Help Is Necessary

Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love On Her Arms, which helps people with depression, substance abuse, and self-injury. He has released a new book, If You Feel Too Much, and will be speaking in Chicago on June 8th. He talked with us about his non-profit, the movie based off his original short story, and more. 


In this March 4, 2015 file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at an event in Springfield.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

May 27, 2015 - News Local/State

Senate Panel Rejects Rauner Worker’s Comp Proposal

The Illinois Senate began taking up parts of Governor Bruce Rauner’s pro-business agenda Wednesday.  Democrats voted along party lines to defeat a workers compensation proposal.


Dave Benton (2nd from left) with WCIA staff in an evening broadcast in 2014, along with sports anchor Aaron Bennett (L), anchor Jennifer Roscoe, and meterologist Derick Fabert.

May 26, 2015 - News Local/State

Champaign News Anchor Dave Benton Passes Away

Benton, who has been with WCIA-TV in Champaign since 2005, had battled brain cancer for about 18 months. He only made the decision to step down from the anchor desk last month, saying the tumor affected his ability to deliver the news.   Benton was 52.


Exelon's Clinton nuclear power station.

(Wikimedia Commons)

May 26, 2015 - News Local/State

Legislation To Help Exelon’s Nuclear Power Plants To Be Delayed: House Energy Comm. Chair

Legislation to help Exelon with the Clinton nuclear power plant and two others it says are losing money, apparently will not be passed during the Illinois General Assembly's spring session. House Energy Committee Chair Linda Chapa LaVia says she wants to combine the legislation with two other energy-related bills, which would take more time.


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