Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, speaks to lawmakers while on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday in Springfield. Democrats in the General Assembly continue attempts at flanking the Republican

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October 22, 2015 - News Local/State

Moody’s Downgrades Rating On Illinois Bonds, Second Downgrade This Week

For the second time this week, a credit rating agency has downgraded Illinois' bond rating over the state budget stalemate.  Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan said the news means Governor Bruce Rauner should 'put aside his agenda that Democrats and Republicans alike oppose.'


In this Nov. 7, 2014, file photo, Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, right, greets former Republican Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar in Springfield, Ill. Pressure is building for Republican Gov. Rauner and majority Democrats to end their months-long stalemate

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October 22, 2015 - News Local/State

Rauner Bites Back At Edgar, Thompson Critiques

On the state's 113th day without a budget, Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner Thursday sloughed off critical comments made by his a pair of his predecessors, former GOP governors Jim Edgar and James Thompson.


Vice Chancellor for Research Peter Schiffer

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October 21, 2015 - News Local/State

U Of I Urbana Campus Unveils New Plan To Shrink Carbon Footprint

The update of a plan first issued in 2010 outlines new short-term objectives aimed at reaching the goal of a carbon neutral campus by 2050 --- and officials are considering a proposal to move that goal up by 15 years.


Coach Matt Bollant and members of the U of I Women's Basketball Team scrimmage at the Ubben Basketball Complex August 5.

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October 21, 2015 - News Local/State

U of I Argues Women’s BB Players’ Lawsuit Should Be Dismissed

The University of Illinois wants a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by seven former members of the women's basketball team who allege they were the victims of racial discrimination.  The U of I argues that the sovereign immunity that prevents the state from being sued in federal court also covers the state university.


University of Illinois Urbana campus interim Provost Edward Feser

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October 20, 2015 - News Local/State

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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October 20, 2015 - News Local/State

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.


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