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U of I Provost Ilesanmi Adesida

U of I Provost to step down amidst “controversies”

URBANA — The second-ranking official at the University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign campus says he will resign over what he calls controversies on campus.   Provost Ilesanmi Adesida said in an emailed statement Monday he’ll step down Aug. 31. His resignation follows this month’s exit of the top official at the flagship campus, Phyllis Wise.  …Continue Reading

Broc Winn Memorial Shirt

Broc Winn Memorial Fund

TUSCOLA – Broc Winn may have passed away a year ago, but residents of Tuscola will remember him for years to come.   Winn’s friends and family decided to set up a memorial fund for Broc after he committed suicide last year.  Nine of Winn’s close friends and family set up the memorial.  Shane Wasiloski…Continue Reading

David Gill

Gill ‘looking forward’ to independent Congressional race

BLOOMINGTON– A familiar face to Illinois politics is hoping a change of party affiliation will improve his chances for winning a congressional seat he has 4 times tried to win. Bloomington physician David Gill, who ran his previous campaigns for the 13th district congressional seat as part of the Democratic Party, has announced his 5th…Continue Reading

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United Way sets $1.6 million fundraising goal for 2015 Campaign

DECATUR–  The United Way is taking a new approach to its 2015 campaign as they kick off their fundraising efforts this weekend. During their annual Day of Action, United Way Executive Director Debbie Bogle announced this year’s campaign will be chaired by a group of people, forgoing the usual method of just one person. The…Continue Reading

Black Chamber of Commerce

Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce names new Decatur chapter

DECATUR – The Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce has announced they are severing ties with the Decatur Black Chamber of Commerce and are launching a newly formed chapter for Decatur.   President of the Illinois’ Black Chamber, Larry Ivory says they are proud to usher in a new group called the Metro Decatur Black Chamber…Continue Reading

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Illinois State Police to utilize “drones”

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Police is getting some use out of what you might think of as a drone, but that’s not what they call it.   State Police have two Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or UAS’s, that they can deploy statewide to any type of emergency, according to State Police Captain Matt Davis. Davis…Continue Reading

Democrat Day

State Democrats endorse ‘open primary’ during Day at State Fair

SPRINGFIELD– Out of the governor’s office for the first time in twelve years, and holding only one of the two U.S. Senate seats from Illinois, you’d think Illinois Democrats would have little to celebrate. Instead, the master of ceremonies on Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fair Thursday thanked Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. “Look around…Continue Reading

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