isconsin's Frank Kaminsky goes around illinois' Nnanna Egwu for a lay-up.

(Photo: Rob McColley)

February 15, 2015 - News Local/State

Illini Fall To No.5 Wisconsin, 68-49

The Badgers took charge of the game with a 15-2 run.  The Illini never got closer than nine points the rest of the way.

Steve Salaita, a professor who lost a job offer from the University of Illinois over dozens of profane Twitter messages that critics deemed anti-Semitic, speaks to students and reporters during a news conference at the University of Illinois campus T

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

February 13, 2015 - News Local/State

Judge Denies UI Request To Dismiss Salaita FOIA Lawsuit

A Champaign Circuit Court judge today has denied the University of Illinois' request to dismiss a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by lawyers for Steven Salaita.

Politicians at a news conference in Clinton, IL

Jim Meadows/WILL

February 13, 2015 - News Local/State

Mitchell Launches Petition To Keep Clinton Nuclear Plant Open

A state representative from central Illinois is launching a petition drive to keep the Clinton nuclear power plant open. Exelon, the company that owns the power station, has said in the past that Clinton faces growing economic pressures. Republican representative Bill Mitchell, of Forsyth, held a news conference in Clinton today.  He says keeping the plant open will protect jobs and affordable energy.

A version of the artwork each shareholder received was on display at the event.

Amanda Honigfort

February 12, 2015 - News Local/State

CSA: Community Supported…Art?

40 North 88 West has brought a new type of CSA to Champaign-Urbana to help support artists. Instead of Community Supported Agriculture, they are promoting Community Supported Art. 

As Lincoln, Klein speaks with a young girl.

Fritz Klein

February 11, 2015 - Longer Listen

Fritz Klein: Bringing Abraham Lincoln To Life

Feburary 12th marks Abraham Lincoln's birthday, and that means Fritz Klein is in high demand. Klein has built his career out of being Abraham Lincoln. The actor stumbled into the role years ago as what was supposed to be one of many roles in his acting career, but the opportunities to portray the 16th president kept coming and soon Klein decided to relocate to springfeild and portray Lincoln full time. 

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