February 20, 2014 - News Local/State

Fighting Illini Top Minnesota

Freshman guard Kendrick Nunn hit five 3-pointers and led Illinois with 19 points as the last-place Illini beat Minnesota 62-49 on Wednesday night.

February 19, 2014 - News Local/State

UIC Faculty On Strike For The First Time

As University of Illinois at Chicago faculty members went on strike this week for the first time in school history, English Professor Walter Benn Michaels took a break from picketing to give a reporter a lesson about the academic pecking order.

State prison survey

(Robert Wildeboer/WBEZ)

February 19, 2014 - News Local/State

Fantasy And Reality: What Do Illinois Legislators Know About Prisons?

Seventy-five percent of the lawmakers in the Illinois House have never stepped foot in a maximum security cell block, and 40 percent of the legislators have never toured or visited a prison even once. This despite the fact that they’re the ones signing the checks for the $1.3 billion dollar per year agency.

State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, from left, state Sen. Kirk Dillard, businessman Bruce Rauner, and state Sen. Bill Brady, participate in a Republican gubernatorial debate, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four GOP candidates seek to be

(Seth Perlman/AP)

February 19, 2014 - News Local/State

Republicans Race For Governor Becomes “Blood Sport”

The four men seeking the Republican nomination for governor met in a debate Tuesday night in Springfield, the last time they're scheduled to appear together downstate before next month's primary election.

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