Ralph Martire of the addressed a large crowd with his fiscal plan at a town hall meeting in Champaign Monday.

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

News Local/State - April 28, 2015

Fiscal Expert Has Plan To Fix Illinois’ Budget Woes

RALPH Martire with the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability says his 4 steps would balance Illinois' budget within two years.  He spoke at a town hall meeting in Champaign Monday.

Jason Goldstein scores in Illinois 5-1 win over Indiana on April 17.

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News Local/State - April 28, 2015

Tracking Illinois’ Record-Setting Season

Broadcaster Andy Masur says Illinois is one example of the improved talent in the Big Ten conference.  But he says no one could have expected the 36-win Illini to win 17 straight.  

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News Local/State - April 27, 2015

Rauner Administration Asks For Public Input On Construction Revenues

Governor Bruce Rauner has long promised major investments in Illinois' infrastructure system, but has been short on suggestions for how to pay for construction. Now Rauner's administration says it's asking taxpayers their opinions on shoring up a public works program

a woman at the Rockville Women's Prison working with a dog in their ADOPT program

Kaitlin Bane/WILL

News Local/State - April 26, 2015

ADOPT Program Helps Inmates And The Dogs They Train

According to estimates from the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, a vast majority of those released from state prisons end up back behind bars within five years. Many facilities now offer educational and vocational programs to end that cycle, including one prison just across the border in Indiana.


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News Local/State - April 25, 2015

Update: (10:15 a.m.)  Remainder Of Illinois Marathon Cancelled Due To Lighting

Inclement weather has forced the cancellation of the Illinois Marathon for a number of runners by mid-morning Saturday.

"Because of lightning in the area the Illinois Marathon has been halted and will be cancelled," said race spokeperson Rick Atterberry, in a statement to media.

a license plate scanner on top of a police car.

Garrett Brnger for Illinois Public Radio

News Local/State - April 25, 2015

Data Trackers: License Plate Scanning Technology Raises Privacy Questions

Automatic license plate readers, like many technologies available to law enforcement, offer power that police praise and civil rights advocates consider warily. ALPRs, as they’re known, can scan and record thousands of license plates every hour. 

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