Central Illinois Gazette
The three-member Champaign County Electoral Board issued its written decision Tuesday in the case of Frank v. Holderfield, the effort to remove Stephanie Holderfield from the March 20 Republican Party primary election ballot. Holderfield is running for circuit court clerk, as is Rick Winkel, a former state legislator.
Friday was the deadline to file for Illinois' March 20 presidential primary and right now two things stand out:
The 6- to 9-day forecast for our area from the National Weather Service predicts continued warmer than normal temperatures and below normal precipitation through Jan. 13.
Local history: Who remembers when University Ave. in Urbana was just two lanes? Also, looking ahead to 2012Wed, 12/28/2011 - 6:10pm | Tom Kacich
In 1911, the Salvation Army hall was taxed to its capacity last night for the annual Christmas tree and entertainment for the poor children of the Twin Cities. A sack of candy and an orange, together with three toys apiece, were given to each child, the candy and toys having been donated by merchants.
U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, issued the following statement today after the House voted by unanimous consent to approve a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut.
Johnson's statement goes easy on House Speaker John Boehner, who is being blamed by many for the legislative fisco on payroll tax issue.
Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, was one of seven House Republicans to vote yesterday with Democrats on the GOP proposal to force a payroll tax extension and unemployment benefits bill back to a House conference committee.
Historically, Champaign-Urbana -- according to this Illinois State Water Survey chart -- has about a 30 percent chance of a white Christmas.
Ben Carlson, one of three Democratic candidates for Champaign County auditor, today issued a statement disputing a contention by Republican circuit clerk candidate Stephanie Holderfield that she had asked him to remove her signature from his candidacy petitions.