The Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra’s season opens tonight with the sumptuous sounds of English string music in a performance of Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, featuring versatile tenor William Burden and the ISO’s principal horn Stephen Hanrahan.
WUIS' Karl Scroggin spoke with Music Director and Conductor Alistair Willis about the performances...
A new Illinois State Police website launched today (12/12/13) lays out what gun-owners need to do if they want to carry a gun in public. A prominent gun-rights group is not satisfied.
The state police will begin accepting applications for concealed carry permits on Jan. 5. Anyone looking to save time can get started now. There’s an online checklist that explains where gun-owners who want to speed up processing can go for fingerprinting.
The Springfield school board is negotiating with a local woman to become the district's next superintendent.
The board hopes to extend an offer in early January to Jennifer Gill. Gill has been working the past year as the director of teaching and learning in McClean County district five based in Normal. Prior to that, she had worked as an administrator in the Springfield School District and was principal at Vachel Lindsey and McClernand elementary schools.
The 44 year old Gill has also taught in the Springfield and Jacksonville School Districts.
A judge's ruling means 23 wards of the state will not be moved for now from a facility for the developmentally disabled in southern Illinois.
A federal lawsuit is seeking to block the state's closure of the Murray Developmental Center in Centralia.
Gov. Pat Quinn ordered Murray and other facilities closed last year as part of an effort to save the state money. The suit has delayed the transfer of more than 200 residents of Murray to smaller facilities. Plaintiffs argue they won't get the care they need elsewhere.
Regulators released a broad plan Wednesday, designed to prevent meat producers from using drugs that are also used to treat sick humans. That means some changes Midwest farmers and ranchers will have to get used to.
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This is the WUIS Christmas Archives... for Thursday... December 12th. I'm Rich Bradley
Looking back at this day in 1964... the Illinois State Register reports Old St. Nick was welcomed by the children of Springfield... at the Governor's annual Christmas party in the state armory. Governor Otto Kerner's children... Helena and Tony were also there.
This Friday through Sunday at the Hoogland, The Holly and the Ivy takes the stage. WUIS' Sean Crawford spoke with Aasne Vigesaa, who plays Margaret Gregory and also serves as co-director.
The Holly and the Ivy is a captivating Christmas tale with a difference. Browne’s play, set in 1940s Norfolk, England, begins on Christmas Eve and slowly unfolds over 24 hours, during which time secrets are revealed, skeletons are wrenched out of closets, and lives are changed forever.