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September 13, 2016

Illinois Supreme Court Won’t Reconsider Redistricting Ruling

The Illinois Supreme Court has denied a request to reconsider its ruling that a group's initiative to change how legislative districts are drawn is ineligible for the November ballot. The court issued the ruling Tuesday on a 4-3 vote. The court ruled last month that the Independent Maps coalition's proposal was unconstitutional.


Area residents protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline await the start of Monday Urbana's City Council Committee of the Whole meeting.
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September 13, 2016

Urbana Council To Consider Resolution Against Dakota Pipeline

Urbana Aldermen will vote at their meeting next week on a resolution to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline. The vote to consider the resolution later was added to Monday night's Committee of the Whole agenda after a number of people spoke out against the proposal, saying it could pose an environmental hazard, and post a threat to tribal sacred sites in North Dakota.


University of Illinois Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson.
L. Brian Stauffer/UI News Bureau
September 12, 2016

U Of I Interim Chancellor Wilson Promoted to Executive VP Post

Barbara Wilson, who has led the University of Illinois' Urbana campus since Phyllis Wise abruptly resigned as chancellor, is taking on a new role over the 3-campus system.  As of Sept. 26, she'll assume her new duties as executive vice president and vice president for academic affairs, once Robert Jones arrives as the new campus chancellor.


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