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Senate sends Rauner higher-ed spending bill; veto likely

For the most part the bills cut spending at University of Illinois and other colleges by about 6.5 percent, but that's much less than the 31.5 percent reduction that Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed.

Senate sends Rauner higher-ed spending bill; veto likely
A & E

Frank's Faves, May 28, 2015

Frank's Faves, May 28, 2015

There are lots of great movies celebrating the youthful perspective on the education system's seasonal shutdown.

A & E

Chuck Koplinski: 'Poltergeist' a solid remake of 1980s horror classic

Chuck Koplinski: 'Poltergeist' a solid remake of 1980s horror classic

Films of this sort live and die by their set pieces and Kenan is able to stage them in such a way that more than a few genuine scares are delivered.

Living

He hasn't lost a single step

He hasn't lost a single step

 Soon-to-be 104-year-old still as sharp as when he voted for FDR.

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Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:35pm

UPDATE: Dogs lost in Champaign house fire (w/video)

UPDATE: Dogs lost in Champaign house fire (w/video)

Sarge was a boxer mix that Koeneman said they rescued from the Humane Society about four years ago after seeing him featured as the pet of the week in The News-Gazette. Epi was a whippet mix that they had just about a year.


Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:54pm

Updated: Suspect caught within minutes of Champaign bank robbery

Updated: Suspect caught within minutes of Champaign bank robbery

A Champaign man was in custody within minutes of allegedly robbing a bank in the heart of Champaign Thursday morning.


Thu, 05/28/2015 - 7:00am

$425 an hour: That's top rate UI will pay two law firms looking into athletes' allegations

$425 an hour: That's top rate UI will pay two law firms looking into athletes' allegations

The high end is more than twice the $200 hourly rate paid to UI President Timothy Killeen when he was transitioning to his new job from his former post at the State University of New York.


Thu, 05/28/2015 - 7:00am

Rauner 'turnaround' plan going nowhere yet

Rauner 'turnaround' plan going nowhere yet

A Senate committee rejected a portion of Gov. Bruce Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda," dealing a not-unexpected blow to his plans for workers' compensation system changes.


Thu, 05/28/2015 - 7:00am

They're sure about budget uncertainty

They're sure about budget uncertainty

Local legislators are cautioning groups dependent on state revenue to prepare for a long summer of uncertainty.


Thu, 05/28/2015 - 7:00am

The thrill of the hills

The thrill of the hills

Looking for an adrenaline rush this summer? The Midwest is full of places to get your fix.


Thu, 05/28/2015 - 7:00am

Amendment would direct more money to 911 system

Bill would change how dispatch centers are funded.


 

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