Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner

Teresa Crawford/AP Photo

February 17, 2016 - News Local/State

Rauner To Pin Budget Message On Education

Education may once again receive special treatment from Republican Governor Bruce Rauner, when he presents his budget message to the Illinois General Assembly at noon on Wednesday.

Illini freshman guard Aaron Jordan passes to Malcolm Hill Tuesday night against Rutgers.

Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media

February 17, 2016 - News Local/State

Hill Leads Illini Past Rutgers, 82-66

Malcolm Hill scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds as Illinois cruised to an 82-66 victory over Rutgers on Tuesday night. Illinois snaps a two-game skid while the Scarlet Knights have lost 13 straight games. Maverick Morgan added 17 points for the Fighting Illini.

Photo from Josh Whitman's Washington University Twitter feed

Josh Whitman/Twitter

February 16, 2016 - News Local/State

U of I Hires Next Athletic Director

A University of Illinois official familiar with the decision says the school has hired Washington University athletic director Josh Whitman as its new AD.

Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana

Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media

February 16, 2016 - News Local/State

Champaign Cty Board Of Review Reaffirms Decision On Hospital Properties

The Champaign County Board of Review is leaving properties owned by Urbana's two hospitals on the property tax rolls, for now.  But an attorney representing both the Carle health system and Presence Covenant says the 3-member panel shouldn't make this decision without 'waiting for the legal dust to clear.'

Students, teachers and administrators joined U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to make a push for funding higher education in Illinois.

Brian Mackey/WUIS

February 16, 2016 - News Local/State

With Budget Address Looming, Higher Ed Makes Funding Plea

Gov. Bruce Rauner is scheduled to deliver his budget message to the Illinois General Assembly this Wednesday. In advance of that, interest groups are lining up to plead their case for state funding. On Monday, representatives of the state’s colleges and universities made one such pitch.

Illini men's basketball player Malcom Hill

Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media

February 16, 2016 - News Local/State

Illini Men To Face Rutgers Tuesday Night

Despite their 3-9 record in the Big Ten Conference, Illinois' men's basketball squad is favored to defeat Rutgers Tuesday night at the State Farm Center.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in 2015.

Jim Mone/Associated Press File Photo

February 13, 2016 - News Local/State

Justice Antonin Scalia Dead At 79

Justice Antonin Scalia is dead. The influential conservative and provocative member of the Supreme Court was 79. The U.S. Marshals Service confirmed Scalia's death at a private residence in the Big Bend area of South Texas. The service's spokeswoman says Scalia was found dead Saturday morning when he did not appear for breakfast. 

Obama visited with former friends and colleagues on a return trip to Springfield Feb. 10, 2016.

Terrence Antonio James/ Chicago Tribune

February 13, 2016 - News Local/State

Springfield, State Team Up To Commemorate Obama’s Capital Ties

On Feb. 12 -- Abraham Lincoln's birthday -- officials released plans to salute another President with state ties. The Springfield mayor, governor and Illinois secretary of state announced a project to salute Obama's time in the capital city.

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