Normal -- School officials and
some students say a ban on smoking in high traffic areas at Illinois State
University is going
smoothly so far.
The smoking ban affects the campus quad
and other areas. It was started by a student initiative.
ISU spokesman Eric Jome says the proposal
was approved first by the Student Government Association then the Academic
Senate. He says the ban is enforced by cooperation and courtesy.
ISU sophomore Mary Dougherty of Tinley Park says the quad
is a lot cleaner since the ban.
A similar ban may be ahead for other Illinois schools.
Earlier this month, the Illinois Senate passed a ban on smoking at all
state-supported colleges and universities. The measure is pending in the House.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
The 2014 Decatur Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois, will be on Saturday, March 8th at 12:00 pm. Beach House in Nelson Park on Lake Decatur VisitMore >>
The 2014 Decatur Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois, will be on Saturday, March 8th at 12:00 pm.More >>
KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE WITH A NOAA WEATHER ALERT MONITOR WAND 17 has partnered with Midland Radio Corporation in offering NOAA Weather Alert Monitors. These monitors are available for sale in SchnucksMore >>
The Season of Change from winter to summer can bring dangerous severe weather. That's why StormCenter 17 is dedicating our weather resources to keep your family safe. Through the coming months you willMore >>