Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing is seeking a fourth term in 2017, making the annoucement at her Urbana home Wednesday. There could be a 3-way race for the office in the February Democratic primary, with Urbana Alderwoman Diane Marlin running, and fellow city council member Aaron Ammons reportedly weighing a run for the city's top office.
On the next 21st: We'll learn what's driving the teacher shortage in the U.S. and talk with former Illinois teachers about the challenges they faced in the classroom. We'll also speak with Illinois Senator Mark Kirk about his partnership with the Cuitzillo social club.
The right to a criminal trial by jury is spelled out in the United States Constitution, both in Article Three, and in the Sixth Amendment. Despite the right to a trial by jury, fewer than five percent of criminal cases filed in court are actually decided by a jury. And that’s a problem, according to University of Illinois law professor Suja Thomas.
Many have heard the name George Korchev since the suburban Chicago man died in a weekend shooting in the University of Illinois’ Campustown neighborhood. About 300 from the campus and community have now learned a bit about who he was, while honoring his memory on the Urbana campus quad Tuesday night. Speakers included friend and U of I student Erik Lasaine, who was injured in the shootings early Sunday morning on Green Street.