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June 01, 2015 - News Local/State

Proposed Urbana Budget Cuts Spending And Staff

The city of Urbana plans to cut half a million dollars in spending and eliminate five full-time positions under a proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. The spending plan will be presented Monday night to the full city council.

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June 01, 2015 - News Local/State

Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda” Asks Role Of Lobbyists

Gov. Bruce Rauner continued to blame the state's financial problems on Democratic "special interests" Sunday evening as the regularly scheduled legislative session drew to a close.

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June 01, 2015 - News Local/State

Bobcat Hunting Advances in Legislature

Opponents say while bobcats were taken off the threatened species list, it's too soon to allow hunters to kill them, especially since they are seen as a trophy animal and aren't hunted for food.

In this March 20, 2015 file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at a news conference in Chicago.

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June 01, 2015 - News Local/State

Battle For The Future Of Illinois

The tense political atmosphere in Springfield is set to get even more contentious. Gov. Bruce Rauner's upfront -- he says it's going to get rough, but he's not giving up.

In this April 29, 1942, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Lennie Merullo fields a baseball in Chicago. The oldest former member of the Cubs and the last living person to play for them in the World Series, he died Saturday at age 98.

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May 31, 2015 - News Local/State

Last Living World Series Cub Player Dies at 98

Len Merullo played shortstop for the Cubs for seven seasons, including the 1945 World Series team that lost to Detroit in 7 games.  He had returned to Wrigley Field last year to be part of the ballpark's 100th anniversary festivities.

Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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May 30, 2015 - News Local/State

AAUP Committee Formally Recommends U of I Censure

The university came under scrutiny last year after rescinding a job offer for Professor Steven Salaita after he posted a series of anti-Israel tweets.

Illinois players wait to congratulate first baseman David Kerian after his three-run homer against Ohio Friday.  Illinois won the game, 10-3.

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May 30, 2015 - News Local/State

Illini Dominate Ohio In Regional, 10-3, PPD By Rain Saturday

The Illini rallied for 5 runs in the second inning against the Bobcats, and never looked back.  The victory in the Illini's first-ever home NCAA regional sets up a game 4 matchup with Notre Dame.  That game was postponed by rain Saturday, and will be played at 3 p.m. Sunday.

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