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

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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.


A state commission overruled Elgin's locally-elected school board to allow Elgin Math and Science charter school to open.

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December 08, 2018

Who Should Decide If A Charter School Can Open?

Last spring, Illinois lawmakers approved legislation that would strip a state commission of its power to overrule local school boards. But after Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed the bill, some state senators changed their positions, while others disappeared from view.


Champaign County Board Member Giraldo Rosales and County Executive Darlene Kloeppel.

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December 04, 2018

Rosales Chosen As New Champaign County Board Chair

For the fourth time since Democrats won a majority on the Champaign County Board in 2002, one of those Democrats has become county board chair with Republican support. Giraldo Rosales was named the county board’s new chair at Monday night’s organization meeting.


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