Politics and Government

Politics and Government

Belvidere teachers notify board of strike intent

BELVIDERE, Ill. (AP) — A teachers union has notified a Boone County school district of its members' intent to strike after they declared an impasse in contract negotiations.

Twitter parody plays differently in middle America

JASON KEYSER, Associated Press

Champaign preparing for pay-by-cell parking

CHAMPAIGN — A new pay-by-cell parking option is expected to be in place by November at 1,800 meters throughout the city.

State closes Kickapoo pond

OAKWOOD — Runoff into a pond at Kickapoo State Park has prompted state officials to close that body of water to the public and notify the Illinois attorney general's office for possible enforcement action.

Website now details restaurant inspections

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Shimkus in Danville office next week

DANVILLE — U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, will hold open office hours at his Danville office on Sept. 25.

Results suggest Scots reject independence

JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press

Private-pay charges at nursing home rise

Officials also authorize court coordinator job

URBANA — Champaign County Board members approved by voice vote Thursday night an increase in charges for private-pay residents at the county nursing home.

Monticello board gets five possible locations for new high school

MONTICELLO — Monticello school board members saw rough mockups of five different places a new high school could be built. All are near the current high school, in the southern portion of town.

Rantoul hires new administrator

RANTOUL — The village board, without comment, formally approved hiring Jeffrey Fiegenschuh as the new village administrator.