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.

September 20, 2012

Champaign County To Set Up Vets Assistance Aid Program

Champaign County will soon join the list of Illinois counties with veterans assistance programs. Resolutions setting up the program are in the consent agenda at Thursday night’s Champaign County Board meeting.

September 18, 2012

Illinois Supreme Court Case Challenges Education Funding

A case before the Illinois Supreme Court is a challenge to the heart of how Illinois pays for education. A group of taxpayers on Tuesday asked the state’s high court to find that Illinois law discriminates against poor school districts.

September 17, 2012

Visiting Academic Professionals Ratify New Contract

Members of the Visiting Academic Professionals union on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus have unanimously approved a contract deal that includes retroactive raises for two years.

September 17, 2012

Strike Continues as Teachers Weigh Contract Proposal

As the Chicago teacher's strike entered its second week, union members spent less time on the picket line Monday morning as they shifted their attention to dissecting the ongoing contract negotiations with CPS.

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