September 27, 2012

Champaign Teachers to Take Strike Vote

The union representing more than 800 teachers in the Champaign School District plans to take a vote to authorize a strike. The union is in the middle of contract negotiations with the school district.


September 26, 2012

Davis Unveils Jobs Plan, Edgar Endorses

Congressional candidate Rodney Davis says an extension of current tax rates and removing government regulation will mean the the survival of small employers.


September 26, 2012

Reserved Housing Vouchers Raise Questions Among Community Members

Several community members plan to voice concerns Thursday over a set of housing vouchers that are being held in reserve while 400 low-income households are kept on a waiting list.The Housing Authority of Champaign County said earlier this month that it had 233 “housing choice vouchers” in reserve to provide assistance for those households displaced by redevelopment projects.


September 24, 2012

Graduate Workers File Unfair Labor Practice Charge

Graduate Employees at the University of Illinois have filed an unfair labor practice charge against the U of I, saying tuition waivers have been a cause for concern for about three years.


September 24, 2012

Big Development Leaves a Gap in Champaign-Urbana

One marker of the economic slow-down in Champaign-Urbana was when the big development projects stopped. Development has never completely stopped in Champaign-Urbana. But announcements of the really big projects --- ones that expand the borders of the two cities --- pretty much came to an end with the bursting of the housing bubble.


September 21, 2012

Forum to Present Alternatives to Incarceration

On Thursday night, the Champaign County Board approved a consultant to study whether the county may need additional jail space. The Berkley, California-based Institute for Law and Public Policy Planning was chosen on a 15-to 12 party-line vote, with Democrats prevailing.


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