July 17, 2014 - News Local/State

Supreme Court Won’t Take Up Term Limits

An effort to institute term limits in Illinois has hit a major road block. The state Supreme Court says it will not rush to hear the case.

Ukrainian workers are seen at site of crash site

(Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters/Landov)

July 17, 2014 - News National/International

Malaysian Jet That Crashed In Ukraine May Have Been Shot Down

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 295 passengers and crew aboard has crashed in eastern Ukraine in an area of the country that has been wracked by a separatist insurgency.

July 17, 2014 - News Local/State

Legislative Panel Agrees To Wait For Feds On Quinn Probe

A legislative probe of former high-level members of Governor Pat Quinn's administration will be on hold for much of the campaign season.  A two-day hearing on the matter wrapped up Thursday morning. 

Elaine Stritch at the Cafe Carlyle in 2013.

(Walter McBride/The O M Company/AP)

July 17, 2014 - News National/International

Actress And Singer Elaine Stritch Has Died

Elaine Stritch, an actress whose talent led to a substantial and long career on Broadway and in cabarets, died today at age 89.

July 17, 2014 - News Local/State

Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls Again In June

The state Department of Employment Security says Illinois unemployment dropped in June to 7.1 percent. It was the fourth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate.

Biologist Danielle Lee from Cornell University uses hip hop as a tool in the classroom for science education.

(Sean Powers/WILL)

July 17, 2014 - News Local/State

Using Hip Hop To Teach Science

Imagine being in a science class and getting bombarded with complicated terms and phrases. It can be daunting for people of color who are underrepresented in the sciences.

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