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Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:06 am
A new bill pledges to save low-income seniors from budget cuts proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.In a press conference at the State Capitol on May 10, Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Skokie, Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgi...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:05 am

Former employees claim discrimination

Two former employees of the Intensive English Program at University of Illinois Springfield have sued UIS, claiming the university discriminated against students from the Middle East and Mexico.The fe...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:10 am
 The rally began as students and faculty gathered around Illinois’ Statehouse Rotunda, chanting “Fund our futures” and “Do your Job,” calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner to fund higher educati...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:01 am
 The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) and United Faculty union reached a tentative agreement on May 7, ending a five-day strike.  A joint statement released by UIS Chancellor Susan K...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:01 am

On unpaid leave, charges unclear

 Allegations remain unclear against Candace Wanzo, a top official in the Secretary of State’s office who was placed on administrative leave more than a week ago.Spokesmen for Illinois Secretary...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:01 am

Press association reopens investigation

 The Illinois Press Association has reopened an investigation into the rigging of a 2011 statewide journalism contest that only recently came to light.The investigation was reopened within the pa...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

But lawmakers move to reduce jail time for mentally ill

 The state House of Representatives last week passed a bill designed to expedite the transfer of mentally ill inmates from county jails to state mental health facilities.But a bill that would res...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

NPR Illinois and AARP hold first of 11town hall meetings on the budget impasse

 Concerned citizens gathered at a public forum in Springfield April 27 to share their stories of the budget impasse and how it’s affected them. “Over the last 22 months, we have had devastati...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

DUI, misdemeanor cases dropping

 The number of misdemeanor and driving under the influence cases has plummeted in Sangamon County.Last year, prosecutors filed 1,323 misdemeanor cases compared to 1,733 cases in 2015. The reducti...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

March and rally raises awareness of sexual violence

 The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) rallied against sexual violence at the 10th annual Take Back the Night event, held on April 28. Protesters gathered at the colonnade at 8:30 p.m. to...

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