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Special Election Date Picked

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:29:15 CDT

By: AP
Governor Bruce Rauner has called for a special election to fill the vacancy caused by former US Representative Aaron Schock's resignation. Rauner's office wants a special primary election held on June 8 and a special election on July 24.

Austen Classic Springs To Life

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:10:35 CDT

By: Laura Kennedy
A beloved classic of English literature moves from the page to the stage at Illinois State University's Center for the Performing Arts. Laura Kennedy has more on the play that depicts the rocky road to love between Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennett.

School Districts Hampered By State Cuts

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:44:49 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
School administrators in Bloomington-Normal say it's not so much the general state aid budget cut announced last week that hurts, though that's not pleasant.

Bloomington Sets Up Summer Budget Debate On Deep Cuts Versus New Revenue

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:28:44 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
This year's place holder budget in the city of Bloomington sets up a summer debate over next year's spending plan long before the City Council has to discuss it next February and March.

Duckworth Distances Herself From Blagojevich

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:25:26 CDT

By: IPR's Lisa Ryan
Republicans are making an issue of Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth's ties to former Governor Rod Blagojevich now that she's running for U.S. Senate. IPR's Lisa Ryan has more. In 2006, then-Gov. Blagojevich appointed Duckworth to head the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dan Brady Says 'No' To Congressional Bid

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:36:32 CDT

By: Willis Kern
Bloomington Republican Dan Brady says he's not putting his name up for candidacy in the race to replace Aaron Schock in Congress. Brady becomes the second potential candidate this week to stay out of the race, following former state lawmaker and lieutenant governor candidate Jil Tracy.

Twin Cities Job Growth Lags Even As Unemployment Drops

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:42:10 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
February unemployment in Bloomington-Normal edged down to nearly the same rate it was in 2008. The jobless rate is a state low 5%. That's slightly lower than the rate for Champaign-Urbana.

RLI Expands In Peoria

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:58:22 CDT

By: AP
The insurance firm RLI Corp. has announced a $15 million addition to its headquarters in Peoria. RLI chairman and CEO Jonathan Michael called it the ``next phase of renovation'' after the company completed a $20 million facelift in 2013.

Shrine Game Set For IWU

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:30:24 CDT

By: AP
Nearly 90 of Illinois' best football players are scheduled to participate in an annual all-star game to raise money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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