Adalberto Toledo

Adalberto Toledo

UI '#MeToo and Academia' panel: 'Title IX is shrinking rather than growing'

URBANA — Just as colleges and universities are shaping the future of how sexual-misconduct and -assault allegations are handled on campuses, one professor fears historical protections for victims are being chipped away at, as well.

Urbana council's plan for Broadway Food Hall's parking lot has co-owner upset

Hear from mayor Diane Marlin Tuesday at 4:20 on WDWS.

URBANA — After a contentious meeting between Urbana City Council members and a Broadway Food Hall co-owner over the illegally striped parking lot at the restaurant, city officials voted on a plan that would reconfigure the lot.

Urbana church sets meeting for parenting-support program Feb. 18

URBANA — A local church has set a second meeting for its Sharing Thoughts on Effective Parenting program.

Dublin Street Church of Christ Pastor Courtney Caruthers said the community meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 18.

He said he hopes to build a community of support for parents to find a solution to what he said are "rising problems within our school system and our community."

Street closure for 'Hub on Campus' high-rise work delayed

CHAMPAIGN — Public works officials have postponed the first closure of Sixth Street between Green and John streets in Campustown for work on the new "Hub on Campus" high-rise as a result of complications with construction.

'Beverly Hills 90210' star takes Go Red for Women event's cause to heart

CHAMPAIGN — Growing up in Urbana and Arcola, "Beverly Hills 90210" star Jennie Garth always saw her dad driving tractors, plowing fields and exerting himself physically to provide for her family. To her, John Garth was a "big, strong hero."

Champaign, Urbana announce alcohol restrictions for Unofficial St. Patrick's Day

URBANA — It's that time of year again.

With Unofficial St. Patrick's Day less than a month away, city and university officials are re-asserting their condemnation of the annual Campustown drinking fest that has lead to three deaths in 12 years.

Champaign council urges Unit 4 to shed more light on Central expansion

CHAMPAIGN — City council members urged Champaign school district officials Tuesday night to listen closely to residents' concerns about lighting at Central High School's future athletic fields, as well as other expansion-related issues.

Cunningham Township supervisor breaks down poverty stats for board

URBANA — In November, when Cunningham Township Supervisor Danielle Chynoweth told the city council that data showed a high level of poverty in the city, some aldermen quickly questioned it, wondering how much it was skewed by the large population of college students.

Tuition, fees just the start of semester's financial burden

URBANA — The high cost of attending college doesn't stop at tuition and fees. For many students, it's textbooks, workbooks, online access codes and other materials that further chip away at their school budgets.

Champaign County RPC offering a leg up to those with two strikes

CHAMPAIGN — Though the Illinois Department of Employment Security has reported that Champaign County added 1,400 jobs last year, "young adults who live in areas of high poverty and crime face serious challenges to seeking and sustaining employment at a living wage."

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