August 07, 2014

Amtrak Looking To Add Routes Through Champaign

Amtrak ridership in Illinois has risen in recent years - up almost 85 percent from 2006 through last year.  That trend developed after the rail service added routes.  Now the train service could grow more in the future.

August 06, 2014

U Of I Suspends Sierra Leone Programs Over Ebola

The University of Illinois has suspended study-abroad programs in Sierra Leone and plans extra screening for students arriving from West Africa in response to the outbreak of Ebola.

August 06, 2014

ISU Prepares For Large Freshman Class

Illinois State University is expecting a large incoming freshman class this year - the biggest in a couple of decades, according to one campus official.

Walgreens store in Boston
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 06, 2014

Durbin, Quinn Pleased By Reports Walgreen Will Stay In US

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he is pleased by Walgreen Co.'s apparent decision to keep its headquarters in Illinois. But the Democrat said pressure should be put on other businesses considering a move overseas to lower their tax burdens.

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