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Plaque dedicated marking the Springfield site of Obama’s presidential announcements

It was fitting that the weather was cold for a ceremony Wednesday, dedicating a plaque that commemorates former President Barack Obama’s key campaign moments at the Old State Capitol in Springfield. Obama launched his White House bid on Feb. 10, 2007. He spoke to thousands who braved freezing temperatures to see and hear the then-U.S. […]

Hot shooting Illini women blow out Pittsburgh 92-71

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Fighting Illini women’s basketball team won just seven games all of last season. They’ve equaled that total this season in just eight games. Behind hot shooting both inside and out, Illinois blasted Pittsburgh 92-71 to improve to 7-1. Adalia McKenzie tallied a career high 24 points. Three other Illini scored in […]

Contempt citations against DCFS director reversed by appellate court

An appellate court on Wednesday reversed several contempt of court citations that were filed in recent months against Department of Children and Family Services Director Marc Smith for failing to comply with court orders to place state wards in appropriate settings. The court found that Smith did not willfully ignore a Cook County judge’s order […]

State lawmakers pass measure limiting state investment in Russian assets

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House gave final passage Wednesday to a bill aimed at prohibiting state investment in assets tied to Russia and Belarus in retaliation for their participation in the war in Ukraine. House Bill 1293, by Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, urges the state’s five retirement systems to divest their holdings in companies domiciled […]

Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

WASHINGTON — New York congressman Hakeem Jeffries has been elected House Democratic leader and will become in the new year the first Black American to lead a major political party in Congress. Democrats met Wednesday behind closed doors for the internal party elections as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team step aside. House Democrats are […]

Next Parkland College President Pamela Lau focuses on access to college

CHAMPAIGN — Parkland Executive Vice President Pamela Lau will become the president of the Champaign community college in January. The succession has been planned since 2019, when current president Tom Ramage first announced his retirement. Ramage started his presidency fifteen years ago and will retire at the end of this year. Lau began her career […]