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Sign for the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce.
Jim Meadows / WILL
News Local/State

Champaign Co. Chamber & Farm Bureau Propose Elected County Executive

The Chamber of Commerce and the Farm Burea are collecting petition signatures to put a referendum on the November ballot in Champaign County to convert the county government to a system that includes an elected county executive.

Graphic from Monday's meeting on the Chicago campus looks at possible changes to UI employee health insurance premiums.
Screenshot/University of Illinois Human Resources
News Local/State

U Of I Employees Learn Of Possible Health Benefit Changes

The first of three meetings regarding University of Illinois health insurance premiums raised the prospect that some premiums could double. Katie Ross, Senior Director of Human Resources Administration at the university, says there's "generally a lot of uncertainty" at this point.

Vintage cow shaped creamer
The 21st Show

New Illinois Raw Milk Guidelines; A Misting Flu Vaccine; Higher Ed Funding

On The 21st: New regulations for the sale of raw milk in Illinois go into effect July 1 - but raw milk producers and consumers are not happy about it. We'll talk with a producer of raw milk, someone to explain the new guidelines and representatives from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Contol and Prevention about why they believe raw milk is a risky thing to consume. Plus, a CDC panel tells doctors not to give the flu vaccine as a nasal spray this year. And we'll look at higher education funding in Illinois as we come close to opening another fiscal year with no budget in the state.

Men holding an American Flag and a Rainbow Pride flag together
Travis Stansel
The 21st Show

LGBTQ Rights In Illinois; Depression During Pregnancy; #ILBudgetNow

On the 21st: The state of LGBTQ rights in Illinois with Lambda Legal; Mothers who experience depression during pregnancy; Starting a second year without a state budget, the #ILBudgetNow situation

University of Illinois College of Law
Legal Issues In the News

Net Neutrality in the Courts Again

In this week's Legal Issues in the News, Jay Kesan, from the University of Illinois College of Law, takes another look at Net Neutrality. 

Control room where MISO monitors much of its Midwest power grid.
News Local/State

Electricity Markets Are At The Center Of Illinois Plant Closures

Texas-based Dynegy is taking at least three power stations off-line this year, which will reduce generating capacity in southern Illinois by 30 percent. The utility says it’s not cost effective to keep the plants operating.

Dick Van Dyke and members of the Danville High School show choir perform 'Let's Go Fly A Kite' to close out Friday's concert.
Jeff Bossert/Illiinois Public Media
News Local/State

Van Dyke ‘Steps In Time’ Before The Home Crowd

After the Danville High School show choir performed some of the best-known songs from his movie musicals, 1944 graduate Dick Van Dyke took to the stage to talk about the importance of supporting the arts, and performed songs with his quartet, the Vantastix. Friday night's sellout performance marked the start of fundraising efforts for the Dick Van Dyke Foundation. 

Champaign County Nursing Home.
Champaign County Nursing Home
News Local/State

County Board Wants More Info Before Deciding On Nursing Home Tax Hike

Champaign County Board members want more information about the finances of the county nursing home, before they decide on a proposed tax referendum to fund the home.

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