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12 12, 2017

NIU Board re-approves former Pres. Doug Baker’s $600K severance package

2017-12-12T17:29:56+00:00

State senator, public have harsh words for trustees. The $600,000 severance package awarded to former Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker, which was invalidated by a judge last month, was re-approved by the NIU Board of Trustees during its Thursday meeting. The original contract, which trustees approved June 15, was [...]

12 12, 2017

‘I’m Not in Charge’: Illinois Governor’s Words May Haunt Bid

2017-12-12T07:53:23+00:00

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner raised eyebrows, then questions about whether he misspoke after he declared "I am not in charge" of the state. Now it looks like the comment could haunt him all the way until Election Day. The Republican, who's seeking his second term in 2018, [...]

6 12, 2017

Time Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers

2017-12-06T19:43:20+00:00

Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me. They're svelte, glamorous, self-­possessed. They wear dresses we can't afford and live in houses we can only dream of. Yet it turns out that—in the most painful and personal ways—movie stars are more like you and me than we ever knew. [...]

30 11, 2017

Illinois Democrats want answers on Medicaid contracts

2017-11-30T21:40:33+00:00

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Democrats want answers from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration about why the four-year cost of managed care contracts for the Medicaid program jumped by more than $20 billion from earlier estimates. However, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services defended the contracts, saying that while the overall cost [...]

21 11, 2017

How Facebook Reshaped Political Campaigns In Illinois

2017-11-21T20:53:40+00:00

Facebook is facing tough questions in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Did Russians use social media to sway the election? Why is there so much fake news? Why isn’t Facebook more transparent? Similar questions are being asked here in Illinois, where Facebook has already reshaped political campaigns by [...]