News Local/State - August 07, 2014

Urbana Resident Indicted In Kidnapping Hoax

Two Illinois residents have been indicted by a grand jury in Springfield for an alleged kidnapping hoax in June outside Champaign's Marketplace Mall.

President Obama at Fort Belvoir, Va.

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

News National/International - August 07, 2014

Obama Signs $16 Billion VA Health Care Bill Into Law

President Obama signed legislation Thursday that tries to mend the broken Veterans Affairs system, providing money to improve facilities and hire more medical staff, along with allowing more veterans to use private facilities.

NCAA President Mark Emmert on Capitol Hill

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

News National/International - August 07, 2014

NCAA Votes To Boost Student-Athletes’ Benefits, Big Schools’ Power

Major college sports programs have taken what could be a major step toward sharing their wealth with the student-athletes whose performances help line their coffers.  Thursday's vote impacts the Power 5 conferences, including the Big Ten.

Medical Marijuana

(Associated Press)

News Local/State - August 07, 2014

Potential Marijuana Dispensary Changing Urbana Location

One of the partners seeking to locate a medical marijuana dispensary in Urbana expects it to have the look and feel of any other retail location, but it won’t open up in one busy downtown location.

News Local/State - August 07, 2014

Amtrak Looking To Add Routes Through Champaign

Amtrak ridership in Illinois has risen in recent years - up almost 85 percent from 2006 through last year.  That trend developed after the rail service added routes.  Now the train service could grow more in the future.

Hands on a keyboard on Feb. 27, 2014

(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

News Local/State - August 06, 2014

Russian Password Hacking: What You Should Know

1.2 Billion Internet passwords have reportedly been stolen from over 400,000 websites by a Russian cyber gang dubbed CyberVor.  An IT expert has some tips to help the public avoid getting hacked.

News Local/State - August 06, 2014

Quinn’s Office Refusing To Detail Hiring Changes

Governor Pat Quinn's administration is refusing to release details about steps it says it took to fix questionable hiring practices at the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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