China poultry farm fire
(Wang Haofei/AP)
June 03, 2013

More than 100 Dead in China Poultry Plant Blaze

A fire at a poultry processing plant fire in northeast China on Monday has killed at least 119 people, according to the Jilin province government. The blaze is one of the country's deadliest industrial accidents in recent years.


Mark Enslin - CU Citizens for Peace and Justice
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
May 03, 2013

Many Critical of Consultant’s Criminal Justice Report

A consultant hired to assess the future of Champaign County’s Correctional facilities got an earful Thursday night. What was planned as a two-hour public hearing was extended to three as Alan Kalmanoff took comments on his 212 page criminal justice draft report.


May 01, 2013

Cubs Chairman Ricketts Threatens to Move Team

Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts says the video board he wants to build Wrigley Field is needed to "generate revenue'' and he raised the prospect of moving out of the ballpark entirely if he is blocked from doing so.


March 28, 2013

Lincoln Hall Contractor Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

The former head of a Peoria-area construction firm was ordered to pay $1.5 million in restitution after pleading guilty to fraud in connection with two public university projects, including the University of illinois’ Lincoln Hall.


Assembly Hall.
(Wikimedia Commons)
March 04, 2013

U of I Students to Vote on Assembly Hall Fee

As University of Illinois trustees plan a vote on upgrades to Assembly Hall, the Urbana student body gets to have a say as well this week.


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