Politics and Government

Politics and Government

Parkland Incumbents team up to fend off challenger

CHAMPAIGN — Two veterans of the Parkland College Board of Trustees will face an opponent come April 9.

All three are competing for two seats on the community college board.

Tom Kacich: Legislators use trivial issues to prove their autonomy

For some members of Congress, especially those in "swing" districts that are neither overwhelmingly Republican nor Democratic, it's important to show their independence from their party leadership.

Meeting set on criminal justice issues

URBANA — The public is welcome to a meeting Monday with Alan Kalmanoff, director of the Institute for Law and Public Policy, on Champaign County criminal justice issues, including the future of county correctional facilities.

The meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St., U. It is sponsored by Champaign-Urbana Citizens for Peace and Justice.

Westville: 3 candidates for mayor, 8 for village board

WESTVILLE — Voters will have three choices for mayor, and eight choices for three village board seats on the ballot in April.

Incumbent Mayor Jeff Ellis is seeking re-election against former Mayor Michael Weese and current village Trustee Bill Cottrell.

State agency issues discipline orders

SPRINGFIELD — A number of area businesses and individuals were the subjects of disciplinary orders by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in February.

Among dozens of consumer credit businesses cited statewide were:

Seven seeking Catlin village board seats

CATLIN — Three incumbents are seeking re-election to their seats on the Catlin Village Board against four challengers — two of whom are former village officials.

Audit of UI lists 30 findings

SPRINGFIELD — An audit of the University of Illinois system found 30 separate irregularities, ranging from a former employee who was paid for four years after being terminated, to the failure of the university to purchase vehicles that met minimum fuel economy standards.

Group gathers over river concerns

OAKWOOD - Glen Martin lives near the Salt Fork River and often canoes streams of the entire Vermilion River system.

Carter hands city building reins to David

CHAMPAIGN — It's the end of an era in Champaign.

As retiring City Manager Steve Carter packs up and leaves the City Building, incoming City Manager Dorothy David said she's ready to pick up where he leaves off.

Allied Waste strike in Ohio affects C-U

A strike by Allied Waste employees in Ohio has had an impact in Champaign-Urbana.