(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast); (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File); (AP Photo/Sarah Zimmerman, File); (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

September 24, 2018

The First Gubernatorial Debate; Injuries In Youth Sports; Fixing Potholes With Art

On the 21st: We unpack what we heard from the a combative gubernatorial debate on Thursday. Plus, we talked with a pediatric orthopedist and athletic trainers to talk about sports for kids, and how hard they can be on growing children’s bodies. Also, we revisit the story of a street artist who leaves art for the public, in the form of filling potholes.


Illinois quarterback MJ Rivers passes the ball.

Holly Hart/AP

September 22, 2018

Sanders, McSorley Lead No. 10 Penn State Over Illinois 63-24

No. 10 Penn State beat Illinois 63-24 Friday night, by scoring 35 points in the fourth quarter, after getting all they could handle from an Illini team showing signs of a turnaround in coach Lovie Smith's third season.


University of Illinois Seal at the McFarland Memorial Bell.

University of Illinois

September 21, 2018

Donations To U Of I & Foundation Set New Record

Donations to the University of Illinois and the U of I Foundation came close to half-a-billion dollars during the fiscal year that ended June 30th.


Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 6, 2018.

Alex Brandon/AP

September 21, 2018

Illinois Relatives Defend Ford’s Integrity After Kavanaugh Accusation

The family of Christine Blasey Ford—including relatives from Bloomington-Normal—are defending her integrity and honesty in a new letter released ahead of her possible testimony about allegations she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


Nakia Hall is a member of the Crete-Monee school board.

Dusty Rhodes/NPR Illinois

September 21, 2018

Panel Poised To Tweak School Funding Formula

Illinois’ new school funding formula — approved last year — could already be facing revisions. That's because lawmakers had such a tough time agreeing on this new formula, they tried to ensure they'd never have to fight so hard again. So they built in a Professional Review Panel, and empowered the group to recommend recalibrations as needed.


The four candidates for Illinois governor.

NBC Chicago

September 21, 2018

Illinois Governor Hopefuls Clash On Taxes, ‘Lies’ At Debate

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday accused rival J.B. Pritzker of plotting a massive income tax hike on the people of Illinois, a claim the Democrat dismissed as another lie from a governor who's "been lying for three-and-a-half years."


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