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Politics
1:59 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

After Unconventional Election, Illinois' Davis Going For Second Term In Congress

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) on Sept. 23. Davis has announced he's running for re-election.
(Sean Powers/WILL)

Reporting from WILL's Sean Powers and WGLT's Charles Schlenker.

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 13th Congressional District, with his first stop in Urbana. 

See the bounds of the 13th via Govtrack:

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Morning round-up
9:44 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Morning headlines: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

(via Flickr/Indofunk Satish)

Good morning. Here are your headlines to start your Tuesday:

Illinois prison workers union: workers subject to coordinated shakedowns

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 'mass shakedowns' of staff as they left work last week. 

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Morning round-up
7:22 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Morning headlines - Monday, May 21, 2012

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Eads Bridge over budget, behind schedule

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.

But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch finds that the federally-funded  project is over budget and behind schedule.

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Weber fired
1:55 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Illini basketball coach fired

The University of Illinois has fired head men's basketball coach Bruce Weber after a 17-15 season that included a 2-12 finish. Weber is shown here on Dec. 22, 2011 during the annual Braggin' Rights game against the University of Missouri.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated at 4:15 p.m. with comments from Coach Weber.

This story will be updated. Sean Powers from WILL contributed to this report.

The University of Illinois has fired head basketball coach Bruce Weber, following a 17-15 season that ended with the Illini losing 12 of their last 14 games.

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Ill. ag director
1:08 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Former state representative named Ill. agriculture director

Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn has named former Democratic state representative Bob Flider to be Ilinois' next Director of Agriculture.
(photo via Facebook/State Rep. Bob Flider)

Reporting from Jim Meadows was used in this story.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named a former Democratic state representative from central Illinois to be the state's new Director of Agriculture.

If he's confirmed by the state Senate, Bob Flider will take over at a department that hasn't had a permanent director since October.

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U of Ill. tuition increase
4:50 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Tuition to rise 4.8 percent for incoming U of Ill. freshmen

Tuition at the University of Illinois campuses, including its flagship, pictured here, will go up 4.8 percent for incoming freshmen.
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Reporting by WILL's Sean Powers was used in this story.

The trustees of the University of Illinois system have approved a 4.8 percent tuition hike for incoming freshmen at the system's three campuses.

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.

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Morning round-up
9:29 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Morning headlines: Thursday, January 5, 2012

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$1.3 million ATM Solutions money restolen

The $6.6 million robbery of ATM Solutions in St. Louis in 2010 is believed to be the largest heist ever in St. Louis. It turns out the robbers themselves were victimized, too - at least $1.3 million was re-stolen. 

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