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No Smoking at U of I GamesMonday, 1 September 2014
Don't expect to light up at this team's football games!
The University of Illinois became smoke free January 1, joining hundreds of other colleges who have done the same.
U of I Police want to remind football fans that this smoke free policy also applies to tailgaters at Memorial Stadium.
Signs have been placed all over campus, including around the football ... READ MORE >>
School Bus Driver TicketedMonday, 1 September 2014
A Charleston bus driver is ticketed.
Police say Linda Keilman was involved in an accident at the intersection of 10th and Monroe Streets on August 27.
Keilman told police she stopped and proceeded through the intersection.
Police say a passenger vehicle then collided with Keilman's bus.
Officials say she was ticketed for failure to yield at an intersection.... READ MORE >>
Controversy Surrounds Potential Hiring of U of I ProfessorFriday, 29 August 2014
The University of Illinois is wrestling with a controversy over a professor's withdrawn job offer.
The administration recently rescinded a job offer to an English professor named Steven Salaita to join the university's American Indian Studies program.
Salaita had over the summer used Twitter to angrily and sometimes profanely denounce Israel during its conflict with the P ... READ MORE >>
Fuller Denied Parole AgainFriday, 29 August 2014
Denied for a 16th time!
The Illinois Prisoner Review Board has denied parole for a man who killed a Mattoon family.
The board unanimously voted Thursday in the case of 64-year-old Thomas Fuller.
Fuller pleaded guilty to killing Bill and Lydia Cox's five children in their home in Mattoon back in 19-68.
Fuller was sentenced to two consecutive terms of ... READ MORE >>