Displays about the future of Centennial High School in the school's library for Thursday's Unit 4 town hall meeting.
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July 15, 2016

Unit 4 Centennial ‘Town Hall’ Brings Out Referendum Backers

The second of two open house-style 'town hall' meetings over the future of Champaign Unit 4's facilities brought out a lighter crowd than the previous one, but a mostly enthusiastic response to supporting a bond issue of around $200 million this fall. Around 50 attended Thursday's event at Centennial High School. 


A Police car is parked near the scene of an attack after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A s
Christian Alminana/Associated Press
July 14, 2016

Scores Dead After Truck Plows Into Bastille Day Crowd In Nice, France

A truck loaded with weapons and hand grenades has plowed through a crowd of people on a sidewalk in the French resort city of Nice during Bastille Day, killing at least 80 people. Local officials say the truck was on the sidewalk for more than a mile before police killed the driver.  Anti-terrorist investigators have taken over the case.


Attack in France
AP Photo/Ciaran Fahey
July 14, 2016

The Attack in Nice, France; Science & Science Fiction Reading List; Betty Esser Turns 102

On The 21st: As the world reacts to the most recent terrorist attack in the southern French town of Nice, we speak to a Nice native who’s recently relocated to Illinois. We also continued our summer books series with a talk about science and science fiction books with science communicator Joanne Manaster and Chicago sci-fi writer Marcus Sakey. Plus, we spoke with Savoy resident Betty Esser, who turned 102 this week.


State Comptroller Leslie Munger.
Illinois State Comptroller's Office.
July 14, 2016

Comptroller: With Stop-Gap Funds, State Backlog Will Be $10B

Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger says the state's backlog of unpaid bills will be roughly $10 billion by the year's end after factoring in the temporary spending plan lawmakers recently approved.  


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