News Headlines – July 12, 2018

Last Updated on July 12th, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

Governor’s Campaign Calls For Pritzker Ad To Be Pulled

The campaign of Governor Rauner is taking issue with an ad from Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker and is calling for it to be pulled. The ad features a narrator saying other governors have spoken out against states supporting President Trump taking children away from their parents, but Rauner wasn’t giving it any thought. Campaign officials say the ad takes the governor out of context and he was responding to a question if he would send the Illinois National Guard to the Mexican border. The governor’s camp is calling the ad false and deceitful.

Representative Cheri Bustos Back From South Korean Visit

U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos is back from her historic trip to South Korea. Bustos was part of the first congressional delegation to visit the country since President Trump met with North Korea’s leader last month. She says de-nuclearizing the Korean Peninsula must remain the end result of America’s mission. She noted that going from the brink of nuclear war to the first meeting of the nation’s leaders in 75 years has had an almost whiplash-like effect on people.

SIU Carbondale Faculty Votes No Confidence In University President

Faculty members at the Carbondale campus of Southern Illinois University have lost their faith in university president Randy Dunn. A vote of no confidence in Dunn passed overwhelmingly, 25-to-1. Faculty Senate president Jonathan Bean says they’re calling on the board of trustees to fire the system’s president, and they want the situation addressed before the next board meeting in September.

Former University Of Illinois Tennis Player Stuns Federer At Wimbledon

A former University of Illinois tennis player is moving on to the semifinals at Wimbledon with the biggest win of his career. Kevin Anderson upset defending champion and top-ranked Roger Federer in five sets yesterday, roaring back for the win after Federer was a single point from a victory. The South African Anderson will play American John Isner tomorrow.

Speed Awareness Day Is July 25th

Illinois Speed Awareness Day is two weeks away. On July 25th, you can expect to see more police on patrol as law enforcement across the state promotes safe driving. Officials say in 2016, speeding was responsible for more than 30-percent of fatal crashes in Illinois.