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Lawmakers To Debate State Facilities Closures

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:14:54 CDT

By: IPR's Shawn Crawford
A panel of lawmakers will weigh in this week bon the planned closure of two state facilities. But the final decision rests with the governor.

Rauner Declares 23 Counties Disaster Areas, Seeks FEMA Help

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:06:57 CDT

By: AP
Gov. Bruce Rauner has issued a state disaster proclamation for 23 counties devastated by severe storms this summer and has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help assess the damages there.

Normal Fire Department Headquarters Relocating

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:02:26 CDT

By: Michael Hill
The Normal Town Council approved an agreement with Illinois State University to swap land. One of the trades enables the town to relocate its fire department headquarters near South Main Street and Dale Street.

Gov Signs Sports Concussion Bill Into Law

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:38:33 CDT

By: ap
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has approved a measure requiring students who suffer a concussion to get permission from a doctor or trainer before they may fully return to class or sports.

U-of-I Investigation Clears School In Athletic Case

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:38:01 CDT

By: ap
A Chicago law firm hired by the University of Illinois to investigate allegations of poor treatment made by former women's basketball players has concluded those charges are unfounded.

Soda Tax Proposed

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:23:13 CDT

By: ipr
An anti-obesity group wants a tax on sugary drinks to be part of the debate on the state's budget. Elissa Bassler says it could help raise money for health care costs. She's the CEO of the Illinois Public Health Institute and also directs the Illinois Alliance To Prevent Obesity.

Top Party School Is In Illinois

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:56:31 CDT

By: ap
The University of Illinois has partied its way into the top spot on an annual list of top party schools in the country. The Urbana-Champaign campus has been among the top five on the Princeton Review's annual list for years but earned its first No. 1 ranking on the new list released Monday.

Rauner Takes "Wait And See" Position On Emission Rules

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:55:59 CDT

By: ap
Governor Bruce Rauner is reviewing a federal plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from US power plants to determine whether the state should comply or challenge the new rules.

Health Tech Company Expands Into Decatur

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:55:38 CDT

By: ap
A Florida-based health care technology company says it's planning to hire 300 people in Decatur. Convey Health Solutions says it will open an office in Decatur and will need to hire a mix of permanent, seasonal, full-time and part-time workers.

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