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 19, 2012

Congress Fails to Act on Farm Bill as Deadline Nears

Congressman Tim Johnson (R-Urbana) wants fellow lawmakers to vote on a new farm bill very soon before it expires on Sept. 30. Johnson is a member of the House Agriculture Committee, where the farm bill has sat since July.


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

Appeals Court Sides with Union in Prison Lawsuit

An Illinois state appeals court has turned back Gov. Pat Quinn's bid to throw out a temporary restraining order that bars him from closing two state prisons and various other corrections sites. 


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