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Crime Victims Bill of Rights

Crime Victims Bill of Rights: Play now!

Advocates of a constitutional amendment that would help Illinois crime victims are making their case across the state.  Scott Beatty was there when they stopped in Urbana late September.

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Study: Closing nuclear plants could cost state $3.6 billion

CLINTON — A new study from the Nuclear Energy Institute says Illinois could lose $3.6 billion in output and as many as 13,300 jobs if Exelon Corp.'s Clinton, Byron and the Quad Cities nuclear plants close prematurely.

Just One Question: Illinois gubernatorial candidates

If you could ask one question of Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner, what would it be?

On the eve of tonight's gubernatorial debate, we threw that one out to University of Illinois deans and department heads.

Andreas Cangellaris
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"Blood Moon" Lunar Eclipse Photos

Local images of Wednesday's "blood moon" Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

Local law enforcment joins effort to reduce train deaths

The danger of railroad crossings has hit close to home again this year with two deaths in Champaign County so far.  A new statewide iniative called Rail Safety Week that started Sunday aims to help reduce fatalities on the tracks across the state. Scott Beatty reports.

Trustees vote to reject Salaita

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees voted 8-1 this morning to not offer a faculty position to 

Lt. governor proposes changes to ROE alignment

Illinois' Liuetenant Governor is suggesting a new way to divy up regoinal offices of education in Illinois.

State makes applications for medical-pot licenses available

SPRINGFIELD — Patients and caregivers looking to enroll in the state’s medical marijuana pilot program can begin applying for a license Sept. 2.

Tom Kacich: 106th House District race heating up

Tom Bennett is getting all the publicity in the 106th Illinois House District race, given his appointment last week by Republican officials to take the place of retiring state Rep. Josh Harms, R-Watseka, on the November ballot.

But Bill Nutter is in the race too, although he’s been pretty quiet.

July flash index shows continued growth

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois flash index rose from 106 in June to 106.2 in July, indicating continued growth in the Illinois economy.

"It appears that the national and Illinois economy have rebounded after the severe winter," said J. Fred Giertz, who compiles the index for the UI's Institute of Government and Public Affairs.