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Tom's Mailbag May 22, 2015

This week folks wanted to know about Bruce Rauner’s oddly timed campaign contributions to Republican lawmakers, an old house across from West Side Park, Champaign’s portion of Windsor Road, a former local TV anchor, a tree waiting to be planted and a board that seldom meets.

Tom's Mailbag May 22, 2015
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Q&A: Page Johnson Parkhill

Q&A: Page Johnson Parkhill

The first recipient of the Jen Smith Living Legendary Award from the Junior League of Champaign County talks about ALS, the Beatles and more.

Local

Landfill-waste measure on its way to governor

Landfill-waste measure on its way to governor

With little debate and no votes in opposition, the Illinois Senate has sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner a bill that prohibits the disposal of manufactured-gas-plant wastes at most landfills in Illinois.

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Ready. Set. SPLASH!

Ready. Set. SPLASH!

Those people who run the swimming pools around here have it all figured out. 

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Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:00am

#SundaySneak: Pizza joint coming to Green Street

#SundaySneak: Pizza joint coming to Green Street

This will be Indiana-based Azzip’s first store in Illinois.  


Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:00am

Champaign growing like no other

Champaign growing like no other

Since April 1, 2010, no Illinois city with 50,000-plus residents has grown as much as Champaign.


Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:00am

State budget: Same as it ever was

State budget: Same as it ever was

With 10 days to go in this year's legislative schedule, Democrats and Republicans are again feuding over the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.


Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:39am

'We just had a letdown'

'We just had a letdown'

Illinois baseball's nation-best winning streak ended early Friday morning as Maryland defeated the Illini in the Big Ten tournament's second round.


Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:00am

Will doctors sign off on pot? It's their decision

Will doctors sign off on pot? It's their decision

Medical marijuana won't be available to Illinois patients until later this year, but doctors are already dealing with their new role as gatekeepers.


Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:00am

County board officially puts jail plans on hold

Acknowledging that they don't have the money to finance it, Champaign County Board members have formally decided to put jail construction plans on hold.


Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:00am

Decriminalization bill sent to Rauner

Legislation that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana passed the Illinois Senate Thursday and was sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner.


 

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Boycott issue cuts both ways

With all the growling and gnashing of teeth going on between Democrats and Republicans in Springfield, some people may have missed the remarkable unanimity that took place on an issue that has received national and international attention.

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    Rich Warren: Comcast set to offer gigabit upgrade in C-U

    After reading about the dust-up concerning whether or not iTV-3 big broadband would serve all of our readers with ultra-fast fiber Internet connectivity, the media relations person from Comcast informed us that Comcast would match iTV-3 gigabit for gigabit.