U of I Law Professor Remains On Leave Instead Of Returning

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

A University of Illinois law professor accused of sexual misconduct had been slated to return to teach in January. But he will instead be placed on “university-sanctioned leave.” In fall of last year, details of a U of I investigation into claims of sexual misconduct against Jay Kesan were made public by the media. Amid […]

Bond Set At $5M For Suspect In Triple-Killing

Clifford W. Brewer

PONTIAC – A judge set a $5 million bond Friday for a state corrections officer who’s charged in the Christmas Day shootings of his wife, adult son and another man in a small eastern Illinois community. Clifford W. Brewer, 53, faces six counts of first-degree murder in the killings. The Livington County State’s Attorney’s Office […]

New Year, New Illinois Laws: What’s Coming In 2020

State Capitol of Illinois

The more than 255 new Illinois laws taking effect on New Year’s Day may affect everything from your car to your paycheck. We took a look at some of the biggest changes coming in 2020. Higher Wages, Tip Ownership Illinois minimum wage is going up by a dollar, from $8.25 to $9.25, starting New Year’s Day […]

Local TV Stations Changing Frequencies To Accommodate Wireless Carriers

Television stations around the country are moving to different broadcast frequencies including multiple stations throughout Illinois. An important note: even though stations are changing how they send out broadcasts, the channels viewers use to reach them on their TVs will still be the same.  For example, WCIA-TV, the CBS affiliate based in Champaign will remain […]

News Around Illinois – December 27, 2019

News Around Illinois Cover

Students Serve Ex-Prof With Sexual Assault Suit Via Email URBANA – The alleged victims of a former University of Illinois associate professor turned to email to finally serve him with their federal lawsuit accusing him of sexually and emotionally exploiting them. The civil lawsuit filed by some of Gary Xu’s former students had been held […]