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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December 03, 2018

Illinois Turns 200: Our First Constitution; VOICES Act; Underground Railroad History; IL Movies

On the 21st: On this day 200 years ago, Illinois became the 21st state to join the union (yes, that's where our show's name comes from). We're bringing you an hour of our favorite bicentennial conversations from this past year—everything from our first state constitution, to the best Illinois movies, to the little-known history of free black communities in southernmost Illinois. Plus, we'll check in with immigration advocates about the 'VOICES Act,' which will become law next year.

tornado-damaged car

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December 03, 2018

Cleaning Up After A Tornado Strikes Taylorville

Sunday brought daylight and a chance to view the magnitude of damage in Taylorville.  Many residents spent the day removing debris and helping neighbors after a tornado roared through the Christian County community on Saturday afternoon.

Champaign County Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana, IL.

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December 02, 2018

Champaign County Gets New County Board & Executive

Democrats will gain an additional seat, when the Champaign County Board holds its organizational meeting Monday night at 6PM. Six newly elected members will be sworn in. Five of them are Democrats: Leah Taylor, Mike Ingram, Charles Young, Eric Thorsland and Maria Vasquez, plus Republican Jodi Wolken.

George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, speaks at a fundraiser in Dallas in 1991.

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December 01, 2018

Former President George H.W. Bush Dies At 94

George Herbert Walker Bush died Friday at the age of 94. George W. Bush released a statement, saying for himself and his siblings, "Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died."

Urbana District 116 Superintendent Don Owen and Urbana High School Principal Deloris Brown stand in the cafeteria of Urbana High School.

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November 30, 2018

Don Owen Out As Urbana Schools Superintendent

Urbana District 116 Superintendent Don Owen will be leaving his job, according to a press release from the school district’s Board of Education.

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