June 19, 2013

Champaign Southwest MTD Board Votes to Seek Dissolution

A transit district formed to challenge the expansion of Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit into Southwest Champaign is throwing in the towel. On Tuesday evening, the board of the Champaign Southwest Mass Transit District approved plans for its dissolution.


June 18, 2013

Boehner Seeks To Reassure House GOP On Immigration

Faced with the threat of mutiny for what seems like the umpteenth time during his speakership, John Boehner moved to mollify fellow Republicans Tuesday, saying immigration legislation would need the support of a majority of the House GOP before it could be brought to a floor vote.


Congressman Rodney Davis
(Sean Powers/WILL)
June 18, 2013

US Rep. Davis Defends House Farm Bill

Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) says President Obama is premature in threatening to veto the House’s version of the farm bill.


June 18, 2013

Georgetown Council Agrees to Sell Water For Coal Mine

The Indiana-based company, Sunrise Coal, has entered into an agreement with the city of Georgetown to purchase raw water at the Bulldog Mine in Vermilion County that can be used to wash the coal.


June 18, 2013

Lawmakers, Quinn, Plan Pension Talks Into July

Gov. Pat Quinn and lawmakers are working on a new plan to solve the state's $97 billion pension crisis that involves forming a bipartisan committee and reconvening the Legislature again in July.


(Nati Harnik/AP)
June 18, 2013

White House Threatens Veto Of House Farm Bill

The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a massive, five-year farm bill, saying food stamp cuts included in the legislation could leave some Americans hungry.


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