Professor Julie Darnell

Loyola University

The 21st Show - February 29, 2016

As Uninsured Rate Drops, Free And Charitable Clinics Still Needed

The U.S. is experiencing the lowest rates of uninsured people in more than 50 years. Yet in this new Affordable Care Act era, free and charitable clinics continue to play a critical role, according to public health researcher Julie Darnell.

Illini men's basketball player Malcolm Hill.

Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - February 29, 2016

Nunn Scores 25, Illinois Beats Minnesota 84-71

Kendrick Nunn scored 25 points, as Illinois beat Minnesota 84-71 Sunday night. The Illini opened the second half on a 29-8 run for a 61-48 lead, and they never looked back.

Governor Bruce Rauner at a news conference in 2015

Brian Mackey/WUIS

News Local/State - February 27, 2016

Pension ‘Deal’ Also Caught In Impasse

Springfield may be a desert when it comes to budget deals but it seemed like there was a small oasis -- an agreement between Gov. Rauner and Democratic Senate President John Cullerton on pensions.

The entrance of Western Illinois University

SemperDoctus/WikiMedia Commons

News Local/State - February 26, 2016

Western Illinois Announces Layoffs, $20 Million In Cuts

Western Illinois University says it will cut $20 million in spending over the next two fiscal years. The university says for the fiscal year beginning July, it will cut 100 positions.

Chicago State University logo.

Chicago State University

News Local/State - February 26, 2016

Chicago State University Sends Layoff Notices To All 900 Employees

Illinois' ongoing state budget crisis has led Chicago State University to send out letters to its 900 employees telling them that they could be laid off. That includes the president of the university. 

Rep. Michael Zalewski talking about his legislation that would regulate fantasy sports contests.

Sarah Mueller/WUIS

News Local/State - February 26, 2016

Fantasy Sports Companies Support Regulation In Illinois

The Fantasy Sports Trade Association and its 300 members, which include ESPN and Yahoo, are backing legislation that would make daily fantasy games legal in Illinois.

Indiana player Troy Williams grabs a rebound in Thursday's game against Illinois.

Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - February 26, 2016

Illini Fall To Indiana, 74-47

 Yogi Ferrell scored 27 points as No. 18 Indiana used a huge second half to rout Illinois 74-47 on Thursday night.

Parkland College campus

News Local/State - February 25, 2016

Parkland College To Begin Layoffs As A Result of Budget Standoff

Parkland College President Tom Ramage says nine positions will be cut next week, once the community college completes a voluntary separation program that's yielded $1 million in savings. He sent a mass e-mail to staff Thursday.  The annoucement comes days after Parkland Trustees approved an 11-percent tuition hike.

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