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Rauner Says He Wants To Sell Thompson Center in Chicago

Calling it a "very inefficient use of space", Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants to hold a public auction to sell the Thompson Center, which houses state govt. offices in downtown Chicago.

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Rich Berning
News Local/State

Trade Mission: Cuba

Agricultural products have for years been exempt from the U.S. embargo put in place in the '60s, but records show in 2008, Illinois exported $66 million in corn and soy to Cuba.

Steven Salaita speaking at the YMCA at the University of Illinois campus in 2014.
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News Local/State

The Lessons Learned From Salaita’s Incendiary Tweets

NPR talked with the professor whose job offer was rescinded at the University of Illinois over anti-Israel messages on Twitter.

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Eastern Illinois University
News Local/State

EIU President Says Spring Semester Is Certain, Despite Rumors

A university spokesperson said a letter sent to campus by EIU President David Glassman is meant to quell rumors on social media that the state budget impasse might force the university in Charleston to shut down during the spring, 2016 semester.

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Champaign Unit 4
News Local/State

Champaign Centennial Student Arrested In Bus Incident

The male student allegedly showed off the butt of an unloaded BB gun on a school bus, claiming it was a hand grenade while on the way to Centennial High School Monday.  Champaign Police located the bus, and the student is now in juvenile detention, charged with disorderly conduct.

In this Sept. 15 photo, marijuana plants with their buds covered in white crystals called trichomes, are a few weeks away from harvest in the "Flower Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill.
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News Local/State

Frustration Mounting For Medical Cannabis Board Chair

Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Chair Leslie Mendoza Temple wants more feedback from Gov. Rauner's administration after 11 conditions were rejected for treatment.  Three of them, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, were endorsed a second time by the panel last week.

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Legal Issues In the News

Royalties and Marvel Entertainment

On this week's Legal Issues in the News, Paul Heald talks about a fight for royalty money against Marvel Entertainment.

Bernard Hammes standing in front of a desk at Gundersen Health Systems.
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News Local/State

Clinical Ethicist To Speak On End-Of-Life Issues

Conversations about end-of-life care are rarely comfortable.  But one medical ethicist has been initiating those conversations for more than 25 years.  Brian Moline spoke with Dr. Bernard "Bud" Hammes about the history of the Respecting Choices program.

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Two people sitting on floor with many sheets of paper WILL News wins PRNDI Award for “Unmet Needs” Radio Doc

The 2014 radio documentary, produced by former WILL staff and hosted by Scott Cameron, won second place in the Long Form Documentary category among medium-sized stations.

WILL Ag Director Dave Dickey retires

He carried on the farm broadcasting tradition, while innovating on the Internet.

Brian Moline named WILL ‘Morning Edition’ host

Longtime WDWS sports and talk host will join WILL Radio staff on June 1.

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