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URBANA - While Champaign County was in the closing days of a budget year that would produce a $1.05 million general corporate fund deficit, Champaign County State's Attorney John Piland was purchasing a $600 dishwasher for his office.
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.
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.
URBANA - A rural Champaign man arrested following his protest of Chief Illiniwek at a University of Illinois women's basketball game a year ago was convicted Friday of resisting arrest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.