WILL http://news.stlpublicradio.org en After Unconventional Election, Illinois' Davis Going For Second Term In Congress http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-unconventional-election-illinois-davis-going-second-term-congress <p><em>Reporting from WILL's Sean Powers and WGLT's&nbsp;Charles Schlenker.</em></p><p>Congressman Rodney Davis has announced that he’s running for re-election next year. The Taylorville Republican kicked off a campaign tour Monday across the 13<sup>th</sup> Congressional District, with his first stop in Urbana.&nbsp;</p><p>See the bounds of the 13th via Govtrack:</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:59:03 +0000 Kelsey Proud & WILL & WGLT 30114 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After Unconventional Election, Illinois' Davis Going For Second Term In Congress Morning headlines: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-july-31-2012 <p>Good morning. Here are your headlines to start your Tuesday:</p><p><strong>Illinois prison workers union: workers subject to coordinated shakedowns</strong></p><p></p><p>A spokesman for the union representing Illinois prison workers now says staff at nearly all state facilities have been subject to coordinated shakedowns. A July 19 email obtained by the Associated Press seems to confirm those comments, saying a Department of Corrections administrator ordered wardens to at 10 prisons to conduct &#39;mass shakedowns&#39; of staff as they left work last week.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:44:29 +0000 Julie Bierach, WILL & The Associated Press 4212 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Morning headlines - Monday, May 21, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-may-21-2012 <p><strong>Eads Bridge over budget, behind schedule</strong></p><p>Elected officials from Missouri and Illinois will gather tomorrow at the Eads Bridge to break ground on a $36 million rehabilitation project for the 138-year-old structure.</p><p>But the <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/traffic/along-for-the-ride/eads-bridge-restoration-plagued-by-delays-labor-squabbling/article_fee0205e-a2ad-11e1-8713-001a4bcf6878.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> finds that the federally-funded&nbsp; project is over budget and behind schedule.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 12:22:24 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Illinois Public Radio, WILL & The Associated Press 3743 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Monday, May 21, 2012 Illini basketball coach fired http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illini-basketball-coach-fired <p><em>Updated at 4:15 p.m. with comments from Coach Weber.</em></p><p><em>This story will be updated. Sean Powers from WILL contributed to this report.</em></p><p>The University of Illinois has fired head basketball coach Bruce Weber, following a 17-15 season that ended with the Illini <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=320682294">losing 12 of their last 14 games</a>.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 19:55:13 +0000 The Associated Press & WILL 3243 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illini basketball coach fired Former state representative named Ill. agriculture director http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-state-representative-named-ill-agriculture-director <p><em>Reporting from Jim Meadows was used in this story</em>.</p><p>Illinois&nbsp;Gov. Pat Quinn has named a former Democratic state representative from central Illinois to be the state&#39;s new Director of Agriculture.</p><p>If he&#39;s confirmed by the state Senate, Bob Flider will take over at a department that hasn&#39;t had a permanent director since October.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:08:00 +0000 WILL & The Associated Press 3076 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former state representative named Ill. agriculture director Tuition to rise 4.8 percent for incoming U of Ill. freshmen http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tuition-rise-48-percent-incoming-u-ill-freshmen <p><em>Reporting by WILL&#39;</em><span style="font-style: italic;">s Sean Powers was used in this story.</span></p><p>The trustees of the University of Illinois system have approved a 4.8 percent tuition hike for incoming freshmen at the system&#39;s three campuses.</p><p>The vote today means incoming freshmen will pay $532 more a year at the main campus in Champaign-Urbana, $468 more in Chicago, and $420 more in Springfield.</p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 22:50:46 +0000 WILL & The Associated Press 2895 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tuition to rise 4.8 percent for incoming U of Ill. freshmen Morning headlines: Thursday, January 5, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-january-5-2012 <p><strong>$1.3 million ATM Solutions money restolen</strong></p><p>The $6.6&nbsp;million robbery of ATM Solutions in St. Louis in 2010 is believed to be the largest heist ever in St.&nbsp;Louis. It turns out the robbers themselves were victimized, too - at least $1.3 million was re-stolen.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 15:29:40 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & WILL 2794 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, January 5, 2012