October 22, 2018

Congressional Races in Northern Illinois; PE and Art Linked to Graduation; Work Program for Homeless

On the 21st: If you think that only science, math and history are the keys to success in school, think again. A new study links art and PE to graduation rates. And, a new program from the City of Champaign and the nonprofit C-U at Home is helping put people struggling with homelessness to work. But first, we update you on three congressional races in northern and northwestern Illinois.


Illinois running back Reggie Corbin and offensive lineman Kendrick Green.

Andy Manis/AP

October 20, 2018

Illinois Loses To No. 23 Wisconsin 49-20

Illinois suffered a 49-20 loss to No. 23 Wisconsin at Madison on Saturday, allowing the Badgers to maintain hopes of a West Division football title and a return to the Big Ten championship game.


Betsy Dirksen Londrigan and Rodney Davis

Travis Stansel/Illinois Public Media

October 19, 2018

Fact Check: Davis, Londrigan Muddy The Water On Health Care, Tax Overhaul

Health care, trade, and the tax overhaul are three of the biggest issues in the race for the 13th Congressional District between incumbent Rodney Davis and challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan. Those issues are also where the candidates are getting sloppy with the facts.


U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Nam Y. Huh/AP

October 19, 2018

Sessions Says Reforms Of Chicago Police Could Boost Crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned Friday that reforms planned for the Chicago police force could cause a surge in violent crime and pointed to the recent murder conviction of a police officer as evidence that such reforms aren't necessary because officers who break the law are already "prosecuted and jailed."


Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis in studio during the recording of "Wild, Wild, Wild."

Andy Goodwin

October 19, 2018

Robbie Fulks To Headline C-U Folk & Roots Festival

The tenth annual C-U Folk and Roots Festival got underway Thursday night in downtown Urbana. The headliner for the first Folk and Roots Festival in 2009 was award-winning musician Robbie Fulks. The Chicago-area resident and Pennsylvania native is back to headline this year’s event.


State Sen. Melinda Bush, co-chair of the Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention.

Illinois Senate Democrats

October 19, 2018

IL + #MeToo: Who Watches The Watchmen?

This month marks a year since the Me Too movement went viral as a hashtag on social media (after having first been started in 2006 by Tarana Burke.) This week, we hear from several women in Illinois whose work in government has been affected.


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