Moderator Liz Westfield asks a question during a recent News and Brews event at Riggs Beer Company in Urbana.

Illinois Newsroom

December 10, 2018

What Happens To Pot Convictions If Illinois Legalizes?

Several attendees to a recent Illinois Newsroom event about legalizing recreational marijuana asked what will happen to those who are currently incarcerated on cannabis-related charges, as well as those who have felony records for pot convictions.


Robert Mueller leaves a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 21, 2017.

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December 09, 2018

All The Criminal Charges To Emerge So Far From Robert Mueller’s Investigation

The special counsel investigation has resulted in criminal counts against more than 30 people and three Russian entities. And while the final outcome of the Mueller probe remains far from certain, it has already generated new insights into how Russia targeted the election, the presidential transition and Trump's business empire.


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November 29, 2018

Illinois Ashes Tobacco Age Bill

The age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products in Illinois remains at 18, for now. The Illinois House of Representatives failed to override Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto on Wednesday with a vote of 62-45.


The Urbana District 116 Board of Education and administrators during a public meeting of the board held on Nov. 20, 2018.

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November 21, 2018

Urbana Schools Staff Criticize School Board Over Audit Report

The Urbana District 116 Board of Education faced criticism from staff members at school board meeting Tuesday night following recent reports from Illinois Public Media that they requested an audit of district hiring practices. The audit targeted a handful of positions mostly held by people of color.


University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

November 15, 2018

Urbana Schools Administrator Charged With Felony Eavesdropping

The Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Instruction for Urbana School District 116, Samuel Byndom, has been charged with felony eavesdropping for allegedly trying to bug a closed door meeting of the Urbana Board of Education, the Champaign County State’s Attorney announced Thursday.


A view of the New East Ash Pond at the retired Vermilion Power Plant near Oakwood, Illinois

Photo by Dewberry & Davis, LLC obtained via Open Records request

November 15, 2018

U.S. District Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Dynegy For Polluting The Middle Fork

A federal judge in Urbana has dismissed a lawsuit filed in May by the Prairie Rivers Network against Dynegy Midwest Generation. The ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois said pollution of surface water through discharges in groundwater isn’t covered by the federal Clean Water Act.


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