Champaign County Nursing Home
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January 08, 2018

Champaign County Board To Try Again On Seeking Proposals From Nursing Home Buyers

Champaign County has already hired a firm to broker the sale of the Champaign County Nursing Home. But Democrats blocked the formal call for potential buyers in October, when the proposal failed on a mostly party-line 11-11 tie, with Pattsi Petrie (D-Champaign) joining Republicans in supporting it.. On Tuesday night (Jan. 9th), the county board will look at the proposal again. 

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
January 08, 2018

Trump Will End TPS; Quincy Veterans’ Home; Automatic Voter Registration; Teaching The Trail Of Tears

On the 21st: President Trump announced that his administration will end the Temporary Protected Status program for more than 200,000 Salvadorans in the United States. Plus, the mayor of Quincy joins us to talk about the status of a veterans' home in his town where 13 people died from Legionnaires' disease. We also learn how automatic voter registration will be implemented, and about how local educators in southern Illinois are teaching the Trail of Tears, which ran through that part of the state.

Customer buying book Fire and Fury
Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
January 06, 2018

The New Year Rings In With ‘Fire And Fury.’ It Might Mean A Consequential 2018

So, 2018 picked up where 2017 left off with eye-popping palace intrigue mixed with the widening net of the Department of Justice's Russia investigation. The week's highlights included tabloidlike, tell-all details from the new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House with explosive on-the-record and blind quotes from White House insiders. 

Cunningham Township building, Urbana IL
Travis Stansel/Illinois Public Media
January 05, 2018

New Township Assessor In Urbana Backs Off From Controversial Hire

Wayne Williams, the new township assessor in Urbana, says that Joe Meents, the controversial deputy he hired this week will leave by the end of the month. Williams says a new committee will now oversee his office’s hiring process --- and that two longtime employees he fired this week will be welcome to re-apply.

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