June 10, 2014 - News Local/State

Danville VA Disputes Audit Findings

A spokesman for the VA’s Illiana Medical Center in Danville says he’s had no indication there were serious problems with patient wait times there.


Sloan Gibson

(Matt York/AP)

June 10, 2014 - News Local/State

With More Veterans Needing Health Care, What Will The Cost Be?

A new generation of American vets are home from war — about 2.6 million of them. And older veterans, many from the Vietnam era, are now hitting in their 60s, 70s or 80s — there's about 10 million of them. Taking care of both groups is getting expensive.


Illinois state Rep. Derrick Smith, center, speaks to reporters at the federal building Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Chicago after a jury convicted him of bribery for taking $7,000 from a purported day care operator seeking a state grant. Listening at l

(M. Spencer Green/AP)

June 10, 2014 - News Local/State

Illinois Rep. Derrick Smith Convicted Of Bribery

A federal jury in Chicago has convicted Illinois state Rep. Derrick Smith of bribery for taking $7,000 from a purported day care operator.


Parents and family in Troutdale, Oregon

(Amelia Templeton /Oregon Public Broadcasting)

June 10, 2014 - News Local/State

Gunman Kills Student In Oregon School Shooting

A shooter entered an Oregon high school with a rifle today and killed one student and injured a teacher, authorities said.


An AeroVironment Puma drone

(Keith Cunningham/AP)

June 10, 2014 - News Local/State

Drones Approved: FAA Gives OK To First Commercial Use Over Land

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has issued the first permit in its history for an unmanned aircraft to fly over U.S. soil. Oil company BP will use a drone from the company AeroVironment to conduct surveys in Alaska.


June 10, 2014 - News Local/State

Possible Friendly-Fire Incident Kills 5 Americans In Afghanistan

Five U.S. service members have died in southern Afghanistan, in a possible case of friendly fire. Afghan media are citing a local official who says the troops' air support mistakenly bombed their position. The attack is still under investigation.


President Obama is introduced by Andy MacCracken, before signing a Presidential Memorandum on reducing the burden of student loan debt on Monday in East Room of the White House.

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

June 10, 2014 - News Local/State

Obama Signs Order Easing Student Loan Payments

President Obama signed an order on Monday that expands the number of Americans whose student loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes.


June 10, 2014 - News Local/State

EIU Seeking $6 Million In Cuts

Declining enrollment at Eastern Illinois University is forcing the school to seek out about $6-million in cuts.  But an administrator says the school in Charleston has yet to identify where those cuts will be made.


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