Central Illinois Gazette
On Aug. 23, 1930, voters in Urbana rejected a property tax increase that would have allowed the city government to take over the Margaret Carle Hospital, also known as the Eastern Illinois Memorial Sanitarium, and run it as a public hospital.
This has been a pretty good year for the people of Champaign County, what with millions of dollars in new developments either under construction or on the drawing boards. In most cases, that is good news for local taxing districts (which reap the benefit
OK, all that money that Gov. Rod Blagojevich has raised in the last six months is an impressive sum. He pulled in $4.7 million, including a breathtaking $250,000 from just one union -- the Service Employees International Union Illinois Council.