University of Illinois Urbana campus interim Provost Edward Feser

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News Local/State - October 20, 2015

Provost: U of I Urbana Campus Coping With State Budget Impasse

Interim Provost Edward Feser says the University of Illinois Urbana campus is making cuts in both administration and faculty hiring, as part of efforts to cope with the state budget impasse.

Decatur Memorial Hospital

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News Local/State - October 20, 2015

Decatur Hospital Builds On Partnership With SIU Med School

The expanded collaboration with Decatur Memorial Hospital will allow a number of SIU Medical School students, physician assistant students, and resident physicans to provide specialized services without patients having to seek care in Springfield.

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, speaks at a House committee hearing at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

Seth Perlman/AP

News Local/State - October 20, 2015

Group Trying Again To Reform Redistricting

A group pushing for redistricting reform in the state of Illinois is trying for a second time to get an intiative on the ballot.  Brian Moline talked with Cindi Canary, the Executive Director of Independent Maps.

Champaign County METCAD 911 logo


News Local/State - October 19, 2015

Urbana Budget Amendment For METCAD Deferred

Mayor Laurel Prussing says the two-week deferral called for by two opponents of the measure will give her more time to negotiate a longer payment schedule to cover a sharp increase in Urbana's fee for the 911 dispatch service provided by METCAD.

In this Nov. 3, 2014 file photo, former Governor of Illinois Jim Edgar, left, shows his support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, right, during a campaign rally in Springfield. Edgar, who ran the state from 1991 to 1999, is pressing

Seth Perlman/AP

News Local/State - October 19, 2015

Pressure Mounts For Lawmakers To End Budget Impasse

Legislators appears no closer to a budget deal as they return to Springfield Tuesday.  Last week, former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar, who supported Gov. Bruce Rauner during his campaign, said the governor shouldn't "hold the budget hostage'' waiting for business reforms.

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