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Love's Labor's Lost Woos Audiences

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:34:33 CDT

By: Laura Kennedy
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival season is never complete without a romantic comedy. This season it's "Love's Labor's Lost," the tale of a young king and his entourage who swear off worldly pleasures -- especially love -- and devote themselves to scholarship.

After Stormy Spring, Farmers Could Face More Violent Weather

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:33:07 CDT

By: IPR's Abby Wendle
Heavy rains battered the Midwest this spring, flooding fields and drowning crops. But big storms this year aren't just bad luck. As IPR's Abby Wendle reports, more violent spring and summertime storms could be the new normal.

Clarification Sought On State Spending Rules

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:47:23 CDT

By: AP
The Illinois attorney general has asked a Cook County judge to clarify what bills the state may pay without spending authority during the budget impasse.

Little Landfill Life Left For McLean County

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:04:56 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
The McLean County Landfill will be the next one to close in the state of Illinois. A new state EPA report indicates the remaining capacity will last only two more years.

Bloomington Bookmobile Policy Remains In Dispute

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:44:22 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
Staff and some board members at the Bloomington Public Library remain far apart on whether to offer Bookmobile service on the west side of town.

Judge Butler Named To State Judicial Equality Panel

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:51:13 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
Increasing dialog on race in the U.S is now extending to the Illinois Courts. The State Supreme Court has announced the formation of a committee on equality to promote fairness in the system. Named to the15 member panel is McLean County Associate Judge David Butler.

Illinois River Rises

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:33:36 CDT

By: AP
Flooding continues in parts of Illinois after the state saw its rainiest June on record. The National Weather Service reports major flooding on the Illinois River at Beardstown, Hardin, Havana, LaGrange Lock and Dam, Meredosia and Valley City.

Salaita Lands Job In Beirut

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:49:50 CDT

By: AP
The American University of Beirut says it has hired a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages led the University of Illinois to rescind a job offer.

Lisa Madigan Asks Court To Clarify Essential Work

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:48:59 CDT

By: AP
The Illinois attorney general has asked a Cook County judge to clarify what bills the state may pay without spending authority during the budget impasse.

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