Politics and Government

Politics and Government

City OKs cameras for all its officers

CHAMPAIGN — Citing increased accountability and transparency, the Champaign City Council unanimously approved the purchase of body cameras for all 125 sworn Champaign police officers on Tuesday night.

Clinton wins historic nomination — with a boost from Sanders

JULIE PACE, Associated Press
CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

Prosecutors: Blagojevich isn't 'deserving of leniency'

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say statements by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich prove he isn't "deserving of leniency."

German officials vow tighter security and migrant controls

DAVID RISING, Associated Press

History — and hostility — as Clinton ascends to nomination

CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press

Whistle blows for P.E. class

URBANA — After 30-plus years, the days of classroom teachers leading P.E. sessions in Urbana elementary schools may soon be a thing of the past.

Support for body camera purchase sought in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — A request for 125 new body cameras — one for every sworn police officer — has the support of Champaign's mayor and the head of the local NAACP chapter.

Area update: Library director to be named this week

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Public Library is expected to name its next director this week, with a special board meeting scheduled for Friday morning.

The agenda for the 10 a.m. meeting includes a closed session for review of the library director's contract, as well as an action item naming the new director and establishing how she will be evaluated.

Feser: MAP grants will be covered

URBANA — The University of Illinois will again cover students' need-based financial aid grants this school year if the money gets caught in the state funding tug-of-war, a top official said Monday.

Boos and jeers: Dem convention roiled by emails, chairwoman

KEN THOMAS, Associated Press