Members of the 2013 Penn State football team take the field.

(Gene J. Puskar/AP)

September 09, 2014

NCAA Lifts Penn State’s Postseason Ban, Restores Scholarships

Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning Monday that the NCAA will allow it to compete in this year's postseason and that all scholarships will return in 2015.


September 08, 2014

Salaita to Speak on Urbana Campus Tuesday

Steven Salaita, whose faculty appointment to the University of Illinois was cancelled amid controversy over social media messages about Israel, will speak on the Urbana campus for the first time since his faculty appointment was withdrawn.


September 08, 2014

New Proposal Would Allow Cameras At Nursing Homes

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Monday said she will fight for new legislation that would let nursing home residents and their families have video or audio recording devices in their rooms to monitor patient treatment.


September 08, 2014

The Fall Of the Illinois Green Party

After failing to get on the November ballot, the Green Party's candidates for Governor and Secretary of State say they will launch a write-in campaign in this fall's election.   That comes less than a decade after the Illinois Greens pulled in enough votes to reach "major party status" in Illinois.


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