Marijuana Leaves
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
September 21, 2016

Decatur Council Eases Local Punishment For Marijuana

The City Council in Decatur has raised the amount of marijuana someone can possess and still be guilty of no more than a city-code violation punishable by fines.


Members of the Champaign Federation of Teachers march from Central High School to the Mellon Administrative Center prior to Tuesday's contract talks.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
September 20, 2016

Unit 4 Teachers Negotiate With District For The First Time Since Strike Vote

About 150 members of the Champaign Federation of Teachers marched and carried signs as they prepared for their ninth negotiating session since the prior contract with Unit 4 Schools expired on June 30, and second with a federal mediator. CFT President Jennifer White said there was a lot riding on Tuesday's talks, with plans to set another session if progress was made.


David Gill
Sean Powers/WILL
September 19, 2016

Elections Officials Remove Independent Gill From Ballot

The Illinois State Board of Elections has formally removed David Gill from the ballot. The Bloomington physician was running as an independent for Congress in the 13th District, which includes Springfield, Decatur and Champaign. Gill's attorney, Sam Cahnman, says he'll continue to pursue an appeal.


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