Gill back in the race — for now

SPRINGFIELD — For now at least, there’s a three-way race for the 13th Congressional District seat in Illinois that includes Champaign-Urbana.

Independent candidate David Gill filed nominating petitions with the State Board of Elections on Monday, joining incumbent Republican Rep. Rodney Davis of Taylorville and Democratic challenger Mark Wicklund.

Allen Strong talks about his 1915 Packard

Allen Strong of Urbana talks about his 1915 Packard that was used as a pace car in the 1915 Indy 500.

05-11-16 Judge McCuskey calls UI officials 'gutless'

On Wednesday's Penny for Your Thoughts (5-11-16) with Jim Turpin, Illinois state circuit court Judge Michael McCuskey said the University of Illinois administration, President Tim Killeen and Chancellor Barb Wilson, were "gutless" in how they handled the protest by students at a recent appearance by Govenor Rauner on campus.

Asmussen: Some Cubs fans left in the dark

The Chicago Cubs are in the middle of an other-worldly season. A once-in-a-century performance.

But not all of their fans are getting to see it.

Like Randy Millis.

The Oakwood resident wants to watch the Cubs. Every day.

Those Who Served: Herman Schneider

Herman Schneider of Rantoul talks about attending the Nuremberg trials for the prosecution of prominent members of Nazi Germany who planned the Holocaust.

UPDATED: Pope County sheriff 'right in the middle' of manhunt for Mahomet shooter

UPDATE 7:10 a.m. Tuesday

Illinois State Police confirm they have resources in the southern tip of Illinois looking for wanted police shooter Dracy "Clint" Pendleton but remain tight-lipped about their focus. 

Frerichs on DWS: automatic retirement program starts next year

Illinois state officials are moving ahead with preparations for an automatic retirement program that they say will benefit more than one million people in the state.

Abused dog Bear on the mend

Dr. Maureen McMichael, head of the emergency and critical care service at the Small Animal Clinic, part of the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, talks about the recovery of Bear, the abused dog found abandoned in Ford Couny on April 20.

White on budget impasse: 'shame on us'

The Illinois Secretary of State said he is heartbroken and ashamed at the state for not having a budget this far into the fiscal year.

Jesse White was in Champaign Tuesday promoting the organ and tissue donor program and encouraging people to sign up to become donors.

Bill would require drivers to slow down for all disabled vehicles

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that would require motorists to slow down when passing a disabled vehicle on the side of a road was approved by an Illinois House committee Tuesday.