Muncie Farm in Danville with several inches of standing water. Danville received 12.78 inches of rain in June

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June 30, 2015 - News Local/State

June Is The Fourth Wettest Month On Record

There was no shortage of rain this month, but rather a shortage of drainage solutions. Collectively, Illinois received 8.9 inches of rainfall in June making it the wettest June on record and the fourth wettest month in the state's history according to records dating back to 1895. Currently, the wettest month on record happened in September of 1926 when 9.26 inches of rainfall fell over Illinois.


Illinois State Capitol

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June 30, 2015 - News Local/State

Rauner, Madigan ‘Circling Like Dogs’

Illinois legislators will return to Springfield Tuesday, leaving them one last day to get a budget deal in order. This year's spending plan expires at midnight on June 30. Not only is there no long-term agreement, there's no sign of a provisional one either.


Kristina Rath, whose 11-year old son is autistic, gets emotional when addressing a group at Champaign's Developmental Services Center Monday.

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June 29, 2015 - News Local/State

Champaign Social Service Groups Issue Plea To Rauner

About 70 people attended a Monday news conference held by Champaign-Urbana Democratic lawmakers Carol Ammons and Scott Bennett.  They say Gov. Bruce Rauner needs to set aside his agenda of business reforms and negotiate for social services that stand to lose funding by the new fiscal year Wednesday.


n this Nov. 27, 2013 file photo, Vernita Gray and Patricia Ewert hold their Illinois marriage license at their home in Chicago following their marriage by a Cook County judge. They were granted an exception to marry before Illinois' law formally

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June 26, 2015 - News Local/State

Illinois, Indiana Reax To High Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Advocates in Illinois are celebrating the Supreme Court's ruling making same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.  Equality Illinois says the ruling sends a powerful message that LGBT Americans "should be treated equally and justly in all facets of life.''


Carlos McKnight of Washington, waves a flag in support of gay marriage outside of the Supreme Court in Washington Friday.

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June 26, 2015 - News Local/State

Supreme Court Rules All States Must Allow Same-Sex Marriages

The Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.  Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia.


AFSCME union members rally in Springfield.

(Lisa Ryan/WUIS)

June 26, 2015 - News Local/State

Governor & AFSCME Agree To Extend Contract Through July

Gov. Bruce Rauner and AFSCME, the state's largest public employees union, have agreed to extend their current contract for one month, postponing the possibility of a strike or lockout.


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