June 21, 2013

Hoopeston Tire Fire Ruled Accidental

The police chief in Hoopeston says the Illinois State Fire Marshal has ruled a massive fire at a tire-recycling facility was accidental.


Pat Quinn
(Seth Perlman/AP)
June 21, 2013

The Death Penalty’s Slow But Seemingly Sure Decline

The death penalty has become a bit like the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland. It may never fade away entirely, but capital punishment is certainly less visible or actively pursued than it used to be.


June 20, 2013

US House Rejects Farm Bill

Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) says he hopes lawmakers go back to the drawing board by coming up with a new farm bill that can pass the House.


June 20, 2013

Urbana Library Board Outlines Next Steps

The Urbana Free Library’s Board of Trustees has outlined its next steps following Thursday night’s public meeting about the handling of book-culling by library executive director Debra Lissak


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