January 17, 2013

AFSCME Continues Court Fight in Prison Closures

Despite an announcement from Governor Pat Quinn, and a state Supreme Court ruling, Illinois’ prison workers union says nothing is finalized on the closure of correctional facilities.


January 16, 2013

Champaign Unit 4 Officials Back Lockman Hiring

Champaign School Superintendent Judy Wiegand says the hiring of former board member Tom Lockman as Unit 4's attorney combines two essential services in a new position.


January 16, 2013

Illinois Poverty On The Rise: Report

An annual report on Illinois poverty lists Champaign, Coles and Vermilion Counties as having some of the highest poverty rates in the state. Only Jackson and Alexander Counties in southern Illinois had poverty rates higher than those measured in Champaign County in 2011. The numbers come from "Illinois's 33%," which is  the annual report on Illinois Poverty issued by the Chicago-based Heartland Alliance.


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