Baker Siddique and wife Nazmun

Rachel Otwell/WUIS

News Local/State - December 16, 2015

Being Muslim In Illinois

Muslims in Illinois are coping with increased scrutiny and incendiary rhetoric. We take you inside a local mosque and introduce you to a business owner in Champaign-Urbana.

In this Sept. 5, 2015 file photo, Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas congratulates players after an NCAA college football game against in Champaign, Ill.

Stephen Haas/Associated Press

News Local/State - December 16, 2015

Judge Tosses Claims Against Former Illinois AD, Soccer Coach

Former athletic director Mike Thomas, who was fired last month, and soccer coach Janet Rayfield are no longer defendants in the lawsuit filed by former U of I soccer player Janet Rayfield.  Judge Jeffrey Ford says the suit didn't provide a basis for claims.

Cinda Klickna standing in an office.

Dusty Rhodes/Illinois Public Radio

News Local/State - December 16, 2015

IEA Leader Eager To Dump ‘No Child Left Behind’

How many standardized test do you remember taking when you were in school?  Your answer probably depends on whether you finished school before 2002 when No Child Left Behind took effect.  Illinois Public Radio's Dusty Rhodes discusses NCLB's replacement, the Every Student Succeeds Act, with Illinois Education Association President Cinda Klickna.

Sign for Western Illinois University

Rich Egger/Tri-States Public Radio

News Local/State - December 16, 2015

WIU Board To Delay Decision On Budget

The administration at Western Illinois University in Macomb wants time to revise its budget-cutting plan, and is asking the Board of Trustees to delay its vote on the plan until next month.

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