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Official may see 3-year suspension

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing to keep Elawrence Davis, the suspended executive director of the Housing Authority of Champaign County, from working for any public housing entity for the next three years.

Agency´s funding is frozen

SPRINGFIELD - Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich has blocked a $1 million Illinois FIRST grant Republican former-Gov. George Ryan approved in his final days of office to fund the Illinois Research Park Authority, a state agency that had been dormant for almost a decade.

Firm picked to oversee nursing home construction

URBANA - A Champaign construction management firm has been awarded another county contract to oversee the planned construction of the new $20 million Champaign County Nursing Home.

UI to review travel, other expenses

The University of Illinois will review what its trustees and administrators spend for travel and other expenses and it will set new policies for spending, after records showed thousands of dollars spent on perks.

County housing director suspended from job

CHAMPAIGN - Champaign County Housing Authority head Elawrence Davis, who was convicted of a felony last summer for obstructing justice, has been suspended from his job and proposed for debarment by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Roberts man receives 73 years in prison

PAXTON - David Hari will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars for the attempted murder of his estranged wife and the murder of her boyfriend.

Fastest transistor made at UI

University of Illinois researchers have muscled aside IBM and other electronics industry giants to create the fastest transistor yet, and they aren't planning to stop there.

Area domestic violence issue highlighted

URBANA - At least twice a week, pediatrician Kathleen Buetow estimates, a child walks into her office who's seen - or experienced - violence at home.

MTD begins Willard route

URBANA - The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District's new ?air bus? service carried 75 people on its first day.

Feinberg declared unfit mother

URBANA - Ellen Feinberg, who admitted stabbing one son to death and trying to murder her other son, was found by a judge Wednesday to be an unfit mother and in need of in-patient mental health treatment.