A story I wrote for today's newspaper reports on Franklin Middle School teacher Trina Wetzel's recent trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and what that means for her eighth grade students.
The threat has already passed, and in reality, it was probably never an issue to begin with. But Moody's credit rating service recently informed the city that its credit rating is "resilient," even after the Standard & Poor's downgrade of the federal government.
Mayor Don Gerard got a shoutout this week in an MTV blog about "Musicians with Political Cred." He was named by the author as one of five musicians-turned-elected-officials from around the world, including the likes of Sonny Bono and the president of Haiti (who is not Wyclef Jean, but an equally-
Despite the intense public discussion and microscopic examination of the proposed “aggressive panhandling” ordinance (which, hereafter, shall be referred to as the “aggressive solicitation” ordinance, as the Urbana City Council this week indica
Ever consider how much a tree is worth?
If you need an new oak tree, you could buy one today from Prairie Gardens in Champaign for $79.99. But not every city tree is an oak -- and they certainly aren't as young as the trees Prairie Gardens is selling.
I know a lot of readers have been waiting for an update on what's going on with the $200 user fee for residents of the Mahomet and Tolono (Savoy) library districts.
With the new fiscal year beginning today, Urbana and University of Illinois parking meter rates have risen on campus from 75 cents to $1 per hour, and Champaign will be soon to follow. Off-campus meter rates are unchanged.
There's been a lot of talk about bringing professional baseball to Champaign-Urbana lately.