Apartment building in Champaign's Campustown neighborhood
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
January 18, 2016

What Ending Parking Minimums Means To Champaign’s Campustown

Champaign city leaders have removed a requirement that apartments in the Campustown neighborhood provide parking.  While developers are still expected to provide some space for cars, goals of the ordinance include less cars on campus, a more urban design, and giving developers the freedom to build the structures they want.


Logo for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Corporation for National & Community Service
January 18, 2016

MLK Day A Day Of Service In Central Illinois

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is officially a "Day of Service" in Illinois. And several organizations in central Illinois are taking part, offering opportunities for the public to participate in service activities.


Illinois US Senator Dick Durbin speaks at the U of I's Beckman Institute Friday.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
January 17, 2016

Durbin: Too Early To Predict GOP Presidential Nominee

Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says the country needs to wait until early March, after few caucuses and primaries, to get a true sense of who the Republican nominee will be for president.  He says early February's Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire primary aren't enough to gain a complete picture.


University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen
(University of Illinois)
January 16, 2016

Killeen: Continue Advocating For Universities During Impasse

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says he and other university leaders have to remain stoic over the next month or two as the state's budget stalemate continues.  Killeen says he's particularly concerned about operational and reputational damage to the university.


Chicago Police Car
Creative Commons/Arvell Dorsey Jr.
January 16, 2016

Emanuel: Chicago Needs To ‘Root Out The Cancer’ Of Police Abuse

A day after the release of a video of a shooting of a black Chicago teenager by a white police officer, the city released documents related to the 2013 incident. Meanwhile, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed the city's ongoing police shooting scandal at an annual breakfast honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday. 


Danville School District 118 logo
Danville Schools
January 15, 2016

Flooding Closes Danville Elementary School For Rest Of School Year

A memo to parents from Superintendent Alicia Geddis calls closing the 100-year old Cannon Elementary School "a precautionary measure."  She says the long-term plan is to fix any problems to have it ready in time for the 2016-2017 school year. 


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