Area educators give DeVos an 'F'

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Republicans expect President Donald Trump's embattled choice for Secretary of Education to survive a close call in her Senate confirmation vote.

State police report icy roadways in District 10

State police on Sunday evening reported sections of Interstates 57, 72 and 74 are covered in ice.

The Illinois State Police District 10 Twitter account reported troopers were responding to "multiple crashes all across District 10" on Sunday evening as a result of snowy and icy conditions.

Tom Kacich: Hearing lacks Chicago presence

The setting was an Illinois Senate hearing on a big gambling expansion bill that calls for six more casinos in the state, including the first one for the city of Chicago. Proceeds from the Chicago casino's earnings, which would easily be in the hundreds of millions a year, would be earmarked for the city's police and fire pension funds.

Wanna see the trophy? Buy a ticket

Fans of the Chicago Cubs looking to further celebrate the team's first World Series victory in more than 100 years are getting some help from the University of Illinois.

Pope talks local farming before Monday speech

The featured speaker at Monday’s annual meeting of the Champaign County Farm Bureau will provide an early outlook on the 2017 farm season.

Tom Kacich: A key week for the fiscal future of Illinois

The economy in Champaign-Urbana, largely immune from the deterioration in other parts of Illinois in recent years, is starting to show effects, according to a report on Illinois' economic forecast by Moody's Analytics.

Helicopter crash at Willard Airport

Willard Airport executive director David Cossey talks about the crash of a 1989 Robinson R22 BETA helicopter on a runway during a training flight at the facility in Savoy on Wednesday. 

Rauner talking to 'superstar' candidates for UI Board of Trustees

Gov. Bruce Rauner says there is potential for "superstar" talent to join the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

The Republican governor is tasked with filling the seats for three trustee terms that expired this month. Rauner said he is interviewing a number of high-caliber candidates.

PODCAST: Inst. of Gov't and Public Affairs director Chris Mooney

PODCAST: Inst. of Gov't and Public Affairs director Chris Mooney: Play now!

Chris Mooney, director at the UI Institute of Government and Public Affairs, shares his insight on the last days of the current General Assembly session and whether a state budget will ever happen.


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Gov. Rauner at Clinton High School

Gov. Bruce Rauner visited Clinton High School Wednesday to sign the Future Energy Jobs bill — legislation that keeps the Clinton nuclear power plant open for at least 10 more years.