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Plans to pull funding from traditional public education would compound an already dire financial picture in Illinois and Chicago. Pardon me for sounding paranoid, but it sure looks as though the three most powerful politicians in our universe are teaming up to drive our schools into…
02.22 / 03:46
chicagoreader.com
CHICAGO – A picture on Twitter appears to have brought an end to the minor disagreement between the Cubs’ manager and one of his catchers. Miguel Montero posted a picture of himself and Joe Maddon enjoying a drink in Mesa after a Spring Training practice. The catcher discussed his dissatisfaction at the communication between him and the manager shortly after the World Series in November. That was part of Social Fodder on Tuesday’s show with Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman…
02.22 / 03:46
cltv.com
Michael Madigan is regularly referred to as the most powerful politician in Illinois. He's also one of the most written-about, most controversial and least understood. So who is Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, and what really motivates the "Man behind the fiscal fiasco in Illinois," as a new Reuters article puts it? Here with a portrait of Speaker Madigan and his power is Reuters reporter Dave McKinney.  Related stories: Rauner Lays Out Budget Plan; Democrats Not Impressed Feb. …
02.22 / 03:46
chicagotonight.wttw.com
President Donald Trump has been in office for a little more than four weeks, and in that short amount of time he’s shattered presidential conventions, created controversy and legal battles, and energized his base with executive orders aimed at meeting campaign promises. Joining Chicago Tonight to discuss the extremely busy start to the Trump administration are Jay Bergman, owner and CEO of the Petco Petroleum Corporation who was a prominent Illinois supporter of Trump’s candidacy; Pat Bra…
02.22 / 03:46
chicagotonight.wttw.com
According to analysis by WBEZ, a Chicago police officer promoted to district commander in August by Superintendent Eddie Johnson has an unusually high level of complaints filed against him. In an article published Tuesday, WBEZ West Side reporter Chip Mitchell writes: “Cmdr. James Sanchez has been a subject of at least 90 formal complaints since joining the force in 1985, according to the records, obtained through the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Most of those complaints alleged exc…
02.22 / 03:46
chicagotonight.wttw.com
DECATUR – A judge has ruled that seized evidence – 27 pounds of cannabis and a quarter kilogram of cocaine – cannot be used in the prosecution of a Decatur man…
02.22 / 03:45
herald-review.com
Sidney Crosby scored the go-ahead goal on a deflection in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Carolina Hurricanes…
02.22 / 03:42
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DANVILLE – Whether you are a contractor needing building permit information or just a nosy neighbor wanting to find out about a property or project in your neighborhood, there’s a new way to quickly find answers on the city’s websi…
02.22 / 03:42
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CARBONDALE — Protesters from several local activist groups gathered outside the Carbondale office of U.S. Rep. Mike Bost on Tuesday to voice concerns about Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care A…
02.22 / 03:40
thesouthern.com
Are Southern Illinois residents prepared for an earthquake? A lot of officials believe they should…
02.22 / 03:40
thesouthern.com
DANVILLE — Despite holding a 32-21 lead at halftime, the Eagles could not hang on a 76-59 loss to Danville on Monday night. The Vikings’ Kendle Moore finished with 23 points, 14 of which came at the free throw line. read mor…
02.22 / 03:38
rantoulpress.com
KANSAS CITY — With former Rantoul star guard Kareem Richardson leading the way as its head coach, the University of Missouri-Kansas City men’s basketball team is on a roll. Following the Kangaroos’ 84-65 win over Chicago State Saturday, Richardson’s squad has won its last five games for the program’s first five-game winning streak in 12 years. read more…
02.22 / 03:38
rantoulpress.com
RANTOUL — They did not reach the medal rounds, but Peter McCusker and Nolan Roseman, both Rantoul Township High School Eagle sophomores, have an even brighter future than they had a past. Both athletes finished their sophomore seasons at the state finals. One is hoping to jump up a couple of weight classes, while the other competitor is hoping to stay right where he is. read m…
02.22 / 03:38
rantoulpress.com
RANTOUL — The news was a bit head scratching, if not shocking, for Brett Frerichs. With the long-storied tradition of a program such as the Rantoul Township High School boys basketball team, the Eagles’ coach figured there might be a mistake in the math, but it’s all accurate. RTHS has not had back-to-back 20-plus-win seasons for its boys team in 53 years. Until now. read more…
02.22 / 03:38
rantoulpress.com
CHAMPAIGN — Rantoul senior Demarius Smith’s eyes were glassy as he stared ahead on the second-place step of the podium. His finish was the best in Rantoul history for the second straight year, but his loss by a 1-0 decision in Saturday’s Class 2A 152-pound state championship match stung. read more…
02.22 / 03:38
rantoulpress.com
KINCAID- Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, Village of Kincaid and many others will join together for a dedication celebration Friday, February 24th and Noon at The Church of God in…
02.22 / 03:38
wandtv.com
DECATUR- Almost a year after police arrested Keith Halliburton, a judge ruled February 15th, the evidence used to link him to the crime cannot be used in court.…
02.22 / 03:38
wandtv.com
Heartland Community College's board of trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to increase the schools tuition and fees by 2.8…
02.22 / 03:38
wjbc.com
The Illinois Wesleyan Titans decided that if they can't have it, their rivals can't…
02.22 / 03:38
wjbc.com
Dear Tom, What is the greatest departure above normal for a Chicago high temperature? — Jeff Miller Dear Jeff, Chicago’s normal temperatures are revised every 10 years, so unseasonable temperatures in the past have to be compared to the normals that were in effect at that time. We had Chicago climatologist Frank Wachowski check the records, and it appears that the 80-degree high on March 3, 1974, that was 41 degrees above the day’s normal high of 39 takes the [R…
02.22 / 03:38
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