The Urbana City Council is considering repealing its ordinance against aggressive panhandling, after the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups that advocate for the homeless urged city leaders to do so to avoid potential litigation.
Democrat Shirley Bell of Mattoon is running for state representative in the 110th Illinois House District, which runs from Charleston and Mattoon in Coles County, down to Robinson in Crawford County and Lawrenceville in Lawrence County.
The University of Illinois Student Bar Association is demanding law professor Jay Kesan resign, after a 2017 investigation made public last week by Illinois Public Media found Kesan violated the campus code of conduct.
Health care, trade, and the tax overhaul are three of the biggest issues in the race for the 13th Congressional District between incumbent Rodney Davis and challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan. Those issues are also where the candidates are getting sloppy with the facts.