An artist's rendering of what the development would look like looking Northwest on Walnut Street.

City of Champaign

News Local/State - November 11, 2015

Champaign Council Pursues Developer’s $95 Million Proposal

The council unanimously directed staff to start working on a $95 million private development with Hans Grotelueschen.  The new plan's central site is the parking lot at Washington and Walnut Streets, and would be the site for a high-rise that includes a conference center, apartments, and hotel rooms.

DeWitt County residents opposing the placing of PCB's over the Mahomet Aquifer.

Sean Powers/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - November 10, 2015

Clinton Landfill Settlement Leads To Questions On Future Of Aquifer Underneath

Once it's approved in court, the Clinton Landfill Consent Decree will bar certain types of waste from going into the landfill, in order to protect the Mahomet Aquifer that lies beneath it. But some waste that's already in the landfill will stay. Both supporters and critics of the Consent Decree are looking ahead to other ways to shield the aquifer from possible contamination.

Chris Corrie, who resigned as mayor of Monticello Monday night due to health reasons.

City of Monticello

News Local/State - November 10, 2015

Mayor Of Monticello Resigns Due To Illness

Mayor Chris Corrie, 56, announced Monday he was stepping down from the post due chronic Lyme disease. The city council now has to find someone to finish the rest of Corrie's term through April 2017. He was an alderman for one term before he was elected mayor in 2009.

Donald Trump at podium in Springfield.

Amanda Vinicky/WUIS

News Local/State - November 10, 2015

Trump Rally: The Highlights

Republican front-runner Donald Trump got an enthusiastic reception Monday at a rally in Springfield.

Kids at daycare

Wikimedia Commons

News Local/State - November 09, 2015

Rauner Reverses Course On Childcare Eligibility

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is backing off of his much-maligned cuts to state-subsidized child care for working parents. It's not expected to be enough to ward off the legislature Tuesday.

Interim Urbana Chancellor Barbara Wilson announces that Athletic Director Mike Thomas has been fired.

Senait Gebregiorgis/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - November 09, 2015

U of I Athletic Director Mike Thomas Fired

The University of Illinois has fired Athletic Director Mike Thomas. Barbara Wilson, the Interim Chancellor on the Urbana campus, said in a Monday morning news conference that a change in leadership was necessary. She said that "distractions" led to the decision after a law firm's findings brought on the firing of former football coach Tim Beckman at the start of the season. 

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