A gas pump in Jacksonville, Florida
Anthony Inswasty/Wikimedia Commons
July 27, 2015

Gas Prices In Illinois Continue To Decline

Gas prices across Illinois continue to fall.  The cost of a gallon in Champaign is more than a dollar cheaper than a year ago. In the past week the price at the pump dropped another 13 cents in Champaign.

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Flooding in Des Plaines
(Photo: Illinois Department of Natural Resources)
July 27, 2015

Urban Flooding A Big Problem In Illinois

Urban flooding is most notable for flooded streets and flooded basements, especially due to storm sewer backups.   This type of flooding occurs in all of the counties in Illinois and usually happens in older sections of town where the infrastructure is old and also in subdivisions that were built in the 1950's and 1960's.

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Illinois pitcher Tyler Jay pitching in a game against Vanderbilt
Jeff Bossert/WILL
June 11, 2015

Nine Illini Baseball Players Taken In MLB Draft

The 2015 Illinois baseball team (50-10-1) set more records during its season than any other in program history. But even after its season concluded Monday against Vanderbilt at the NCAA Champaign Super Regional, the achievements kept rolling in.

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Rick Winkel
(University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs)
June 08, 2015

Former GOP Legislator: Game Of Chicken On Budget Would Be 'Grotesquely Irresponsible'

Rick Winkel witnessed Illinois budget battles up close during his time in the Illinois House and Senate. As legislators return to Springfield, the Republican says, “If we go past June 30th into the next fiscal year without a budget, then it becomes a game of chicken, which is completely, grotesquely irresponsible on both sides."

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An image of Garden of the Gods in Shawnee National Park from the Smithsonian Channel's 'Aerial America.'
Courtesy Smithsonian Channel
June 06, 2015

'Aerial America' Spotlights Illinois

The Smithsonian Channel series Aerial America has profiled all fifty United States, entirely from the air. Illinois will be the last state featured when its episode premieres on the Smithsonian Channel this Sunday night. 

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