Champaign County seal, displayed in the Champaign County Boardroom.
Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media
August 17, 2016

Champaign County Administrator Makes Case For Facilities Referendum

The Champaign County Board is expected to vote Thursday night on whether to place a referendum for facilities on the ballot for this November.  The initiative would raise the county’s sales tax one quarter of a percent for a period of 12 years.  Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline spoke with Champaign County Administrator Rick Snider about the proposal, including plans for the county jail.


In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana grows at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is working with Illinois police on how to handle a law change making marijuana possession in small am
Seth Perlman/Associated Press
July 29, 2016

Rauner Signs Bill Reducing Pot Penalties

Gov. Rauner has approved a bill making small amount of marijuana possession punishable with fines, not jail. The new law means possessing 10 grams of pot or less will be a civil offense punishable with a fine of up to $200.


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