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Durbin, Franken propose open source textbooks act

E. Jason Wambsgans tribune news service
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin celebrates his defeat of Republican challenger Jim Oberweis at his election night party at the Westin River North in Chicago on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

By Charlotte Collins

October 9, 2015

High textbook costs have prompted Senators Dick Durbin and Al Franken to introduce an act for open source textbooks to increase accessibility.During a conference call held Thursday, Durbin and Franken addressed professional and college student media and explained the plans for a new bill.Durbin said 65%...

Police blotter for March 31, 2015

March 31, 2015

Champaign — A 25-year-old male was arrested on the charges of possession of cannabis and failure to signal at the intersection of Bloomington Road and Louisiana Avenue around 1 a.m. Sunday. According to the report, officers conducted a traffic stop for failure to signal. Cannabis was found on the d...