Local history: a heroic pilot
In 1911, supporters of a new high school in Champaign are circulating a petition calling for a public vote on the issue. After a mass meeting last night, they already had 31 of the 50 names needed to force the vote.
An Associated Press story today reports that Gov. Pat Quinn's budget includes adding 945 state jobs http://www.suntimes.com/news/3880869-418/quinn-plan-would-add-945-state-....
Here's a little more detail on which agencies in higher education are -- and are not -- getting more employees.
Officially, Champaign-Urbana has had about 34.5 inches of snow this season.
By comparison Chicago has had 46 inches, New York City 56 inches, Newark, N.J. 62 inches and Boston 70.1 inches.
Champaign-Urbana 2.2 inches
Danville 3 inches
Following up on today's column in The News-Gazette, here's a little more information about local campaign contributions last year to Pat Quinn and Bill Brady from residents of Champaign, Urbana and Danville.
Here are the details:
Urbana donations to Quinn: