April 12, 2013

UPDATE: Sangamon Flooding At Monticello

A flood warning continues on the Sangamon River at Monticello until late Saturday evening, with the river above flood stage Saturday morning.


April 12, 2013

Shimkus, Davis, Weigh in on Obama Budget Plan

A downstate Illinois Congressman says President Barack Obama is taking a ‘realistic’ approach in his fiscal budget.  But a fellow Republican calls cuts to Medicare and Social Security 'irresponsible.'


April 11, 2013

Turnberry Ridge Residents Unsure About Public Housing

Last December, the Champaign County Housing Authority announced their plan to build a new public housing project on a vacant lot near Turnberry Ridge. The lot was one of the few in the city approved for multifamily housing, being zoned for over 200 people. On Tuesday, local residents were given a chance to weigh in on the project at a council study session, and they were less than enthusiastic.


April 11, 2013

Illinois Human Services Staff Too Lean

Officials say the Illinois Department of Human Services staff is so lean that caseworkers can devote only 45 minutes a year to some families in need of social services.


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