Illinois' Kendrick Nunn controls the ball in front of Penn State Guard D. J. Newbill.

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January 31, 2015 - News Local/State

Hill Delivers Nail-Biting 60-58 Illini Win Over Penn State

The Illini improve to 4-5 in Big Ten Conference play.  The win comes as two key players - who had suffered injuries - were suspended indefinitely for violating team rules.


Cars on a winter road

January 31, 2015 - News Local/State

State Police Issue Snow Travel Advisory

Illinois State Police have issued a snow travel advisory for the Super Bowl weekend. As temperatures drop tonight and rain changes to snow in many areas, they expect wet and icy road conditions. They're reminding drivers to take it slow and watch for emergency vehicles. 


Gov. Rauner outlines what he calls "education bureaucracy" in a speech in Champaign on Thursday.

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January 30, 2015 - News Local/State

Rauner: “Education Bureaucracy” Standing In Way Of Education

Illinois has more than 850 school districts and over 13,000 school administrators in its K-12 system. Gov. Bruce Rauner says those numbers are bloat to the system and is calling for a paring down of what he calls "education bureaucracy."


Local union members turn out for a rally outside Gov. Rauner's speech in Champaign on Thursday.

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January 29, 2015 - News Local/State

Gov. Rauner Calls For Halt On Political Contributions From Labor Unions

Gov. Bruce Rauner lit a fire under labor unions in Illinois earlier this week when he suggested local governments — like counties or cities — should be able to implement their own right-to-work laws. On Thursday Rauner went one step further, saying government unions should be banned from contributing to political campaigns.


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