Exelon's Quad Cities nuclear power plant

(US Deptartment of Energy)

September 02, 2015 - News Local/State

Exelon Nuclear Plants in Illinois Clear Latest Regional Grid Auction

The "transition" auction revises a previous capacity auction for the generating year starting next June. But Exelon says the additional revenue will not help its money-losing Byron and Quad Cities nuclear plants.


Portrait of Brad Wolverton, reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education

provided by The Chronicle of Higher Education

September 02, 2015 - News Local/State

The Relationship Between Coaches And Athletic Trainers

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman was fired for allegedly pushing student-athletes to play while injured.  A reporter found that many athletic trainers feel pressure from coaches to get players back on the field before they're ready.


Sign opposing the placing of PCB waste in the Clinton Landfill over the Mahomet Aquifer

(Sean Powers/WILL)

September 01, 2015 - News Local/State

UPDATED: Champaign City Council Endorses Clinton Landfill Consent Decree

On a 6 to 2 vote Tuesday night, the Champaign City Council joined Tuscola, Monticello and the McLean County Board in approving an agreement meant to keep new hazardous waste out of the Clinton Landfill. But critics said the proposed consent decree lets the landfill off too easily.


In this Aug. 17, 2012 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Louis Lang speaks during the legislative session at the Capitol in Springfield.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

September 01, 2015 - News Local/State

Legislator Hopeful For More Qualifying Illnesses In Med Marijuana Program

State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) said while Illinois' Public Health Department should have met its deadline to include 11 more qualifying conditions into the medical cannabis program, he said it could still be done quickly by emergency rule.


Campus marker for the University of Illinois.

(Wikimedia Commons)

September 01, 2015 - News Local/State

Lawsuit: U of I Retaliated Over Sex Harassment Claims

A former University of Illinois grad student is suing the school's board of trustees and others, seeking $6 million on the charge that administrators retaliated against her after she accused a visiting researcher of sexual harassment.


University of Illinois Comptroller Walter Knorr

(C-SPAN)

August 31, 2015 - News Local/State

U of I Comptroller Notes New Healthcare Costs in 2016

The University of Illinois could spend up to $1.6 million in its next operating budget on healthcare coverage for some 2,300 contingent or temporary university employees; their coverage will be required under the Affordable Care Act beginning in 2016.


Illinois head coach Tim Beckman shouts at the referees during a game against Minnesota at Memorial Stadium.

(AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

August 31, 2015 - News Local/State

The Changing Culture Of College Sports

Tim Beckman's firing is just the latest crisis to affect University of Illinois athletics. The university faces lawsuits and allegations of mistreatment in two other sports on the Urbana campus. Murray Sperber teaches in the Cultural Studies of Sport in Education program at U-C Berkley. In this encore report, he tells Illinois Public Media's Scott Cameron that going public with complaints of abuse are often a first step toward changing the culture of big time college sports..


Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta reacts after throwing his first career no-hitter during the ninth inning of against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Cubs won 2-0.

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

August 30, 2015 - News Local/State

Cubs’ Arrieta No-Hits LA Dodgers

Arrieta shut out the Dodgers 2-0 Sunday, his first career no-hitter and the Cubs first no-hitter since 2008, when Carlos Zambrano shut out Houston.  It was the 14th no-hitter in Cubs history. 


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