people gathering
Abrar Al-Heeti for Illinois Public Media
November 09, 2016

Results: Unit 4, Other Champaign County Ballot Measures

Voters in Champaign county weighed in on several ballot measures Tuesday night, including proposals to fund school facilities and county building projects and proposals to reshape the leadership structure of county government. 

The results were mixed. 


Election 2016 logo featuring donkey and elephant
DonkeyHotey / Flickr
November 08, 2016

Live NPR Election Updates

As results come in across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. The NPR Politics team, along with Member station reporters, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary and analysis for both national and local contested races.


Campaign signs are lined up outside the entrance of the Champaign County Clerk's Office in the Brookens Center in Urbana on Election Day
Travis Stansel / Illinois Public Media
November 08, 2016

Illinois Public Media: Local And Illinois Races

The big news in Illinois tonight was the win of Tammy Duckworth for the US Senate over incumbent Mark Kirk. For Champaign County Unoffical Results From County Clerk Gordy Hulten, click here


Campaign signs lined  up outside the entrance to the Champaign County Clerk's office in Urbana.
Travis Stansel / Illinois Public Media
November 08, 2016

Illinois Votes For President, Congressional, State & Local Offices

Election Day, November 8th is finally here, and the polls are open in Illinois from 6 A-M until 7 P-M.  Even if you're not registered to vote, you can now do that on Election Day in Illinois --- although voters in smaller counties without electronic vote tallying will have to go to their main election office to do so.


Welcome sign for the village of Rantoul, Illinois.
Village of Rantoul
November 07, 2016

New Bus Service Launches In Rantoul

Monday, November 7th, marks the first day for the Eagle Express --- a new commuter bus route serving Rantoul. Village officials requested the service to help get workers to jobs at the town's industrial park on the west side of town. 


24 year old Ashley Chemere Gibson of Champaign,  whose remains were found in Clinton Lake April 24. Investigators say was using cocaine at a home in Champaign days earlier, and found dead the following morning.
Champaign Police Department
November 07, 2016

Champaign Man Pleads Guilty To Dismembering Body

Authorities say a Champaign woman whose remains were found in Clinton Lake last April had been using cocaine days before. Prosecutors revealed the results of an autopsy on the body of Ashley Gibson Monday in Champaign County Circuit Court, where Davion Hedrick, 27, of Champaign pleaded guilty to a count of dismembering a human body. 


Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, in a 1998 file photo.
Susan Walsh / AP
November 07, 2016

Janet Reno, First Female U.S. Attorney General, Dies At 78

Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as attorney general of the United States, died early Monday from complications of Parkinson's disease. Reno's goddaughter Gabrielle D'Alemberte and sister Margaret Hurchalla confirmed her passing to NPR.


Mahomet-Seymour High School, in Mahomet, Illinois.
November 07, 2016

Mahomet-Seymour School Board To Vote On New Superintendent

The Mahomet-Seymour School Board is expected to approve a new school superintendent at a special meeting Monday night. A district news release says the candidate to be voted on is Lindsey Hall, the current superintendent of the Morton school district in Tazewell County.


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