January 09, 2013

Champaign County Home Sales Up 21-Percent

Eleven straight months of steady growth in Champaign County home sales mean healthy prospects for 2013, according to the county’s Association of Realtors.


 Illinois republican Chairman Pat Brady
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 09, 2013

Illinois GOP Chair Rejects Calls to Resign

The head of Illinois’ Republican Party is staring down a revolt from some state party bosses after he bucked the official GOP line last week and urged state lawmakers to approve same-sex marriage.


January 09, 2013

Challenger Says FOIA Docs Support Urbana Hotel Charge

Urbana Mayoral candidate Les Stratton says documents obtained through a Freedom Of Information Act Request support his charge that the city’s redevelopment agreement for a downtown hotel went ahead with inadequate planning and funding from the developer.


Illinois Rep. Derrick Smith
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
January 09, 2013

Indicted State Rep. Smith Back in Springfield

Illinois state lawmakers were sworn in Wednesday. Among them is a state representative who faces a trial later this year for allegedly taking a bribe.


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Des Plaines, testify during a House committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol
AP Photo
January 09, 2013

Illinois House Adjourns, No Vote on Pensions

A new session of the Illinois General Assembly begins Wednesday, when candidates who won in November’s elections take the oath of office. The outgoing class of legislators left the incoming one with quite a burden.


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