Central Illinois Gazette (April 2011)

Central Illinois Gazette (April 2011)

Health Alliance hearing in Springfield today

This afternoon's scheduled hearing on the state's tentative decision to switch state employees' and retirees' health insurance from Urbana-based Health Alliance has been moved from the Stratton Building in Springfield to a larger hearing room in the Capitol.

Law school students come up with proposed Illinois congressional district map

A class at the Columbia University law school has developed a new congressional district map for Illinois that throws Champaign and Vermilion counties into a district with Macon and Sangamon counties.

Daily Dose: Looking for commies, wet even for April, Health Alliance, higher state retiree health care costs, medical marijuana, Rep. Johnson's campaign fund

Local history: Looking for commies

In 1911, with the dedication Sunday of the Church of Christ, University Place, the community’s largest place of worship was opened for services. The entire structure is not new, but an addition has almost doubled the capacity of the church.

Daily Dose: Local history, Schweighart campaign money, State health insurance contract, Fishing pals

Local history

In 1911, Illinois will double the general appropriation for the maintenance of public schools in the state, and make it $2 million annually. This was agreed to by the House appropriations committee.

Daily Dose: Local history, mayoral money, searching for a county auditor, cutting the number of local governments, reaction to Rep. Rose's LINK card bill

Local history

In 1911, Roy V. Williams and Charles E. Mueller have leased the plant of the People’s Ice Co., which has not been in use for several months, and have formed a partnership to engage in the manufacture of ice. They have begun to overhaul the plant and the production of ice will begin next Monday.

Nothing wrong with an undervote on Election Day

According to a report filed with the State Board of Elections yesterday, the money behind the group opposing today's Champaign County auditor referendum is the Illinois Association of County Auditors, based in Alton.

A D versus R mayoral election in Champaign

The mayoral election in Champaign may be nonpartisan but that doesn't mean it is.

Tomorrow's contest pits incumbent Jerry Schweighart, a Republican loyalist, against Don Gerard, a hard Democrat.