SPRINGFIELD - The University of Illinois was not alone when it answered Gov. Rod Blagojevichs request to hold back 8 percent of its state operating funds with a counterproposal for a much smaller amount.
URBANA - Construction is scheduled to start this summer on a new retail and apartment complex near the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana.
CHAMPAIGN ? The Champaign City Council overruled the city staff to opt for an enhanced mosquito abatement program out of concern for an even greater onslaught of West Nile Virus this summer.
CHAMPAIGN ? City hall watchers on Tuesday witnessed a rarity in the course of municipal events here, or probably anywhere else, for that matter ? downtown business people heaping praise on city administrators for a parking plan.
PAXTON - Desperately looking for money to pay its bills, the Ford County Board used most of the proceeds from the county-owned farm to keep the county out of the red for one more month.
ROCKFORD - University of Illinois administrators would have to prepare a line-item budget detailing how they would spend state and tuition money, under a proposal to be voted on by the UI Board of Trustees on Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN - A potential buyer for the Chancellor Hotel and Convention Center has surfaced, but parties involved say any deal that comes about is weeks or months away.
CHAMPAIGN - Stratton Elementary School has a problem, one that earned it a special citation by the federal Office of Civil Rights.
In three years volunteering for the University of Illinois Engineering Open House, UI computer science student Nicole Pakiz kept hearing the same thing from many visitors.
CHAMPAIGN - The way you park, do business and have fun in and around downtown Champaign is about to change.