Politics and Government

Politics and Government

Tom's #Mailbag, Feb. 5, 2016

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Julian Assange claims total vindication with U.N. panel ruling

GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press
JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Dems in New Hampshire

CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press

Area update: More stop signs considered in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — The council's street and alley committee discussed adding several stop signs to Gibson City intersections.

Under consideration are intersections at 12th and Melvin, Wood and Guthrie, 11th and Melvin, Wood and Guthrie, 6th and Guthrie, 5th and Melvin and 5th and State.

Lutheran Social Services cuts 750 jobs; Champaign office unaffected

While the state budget impasse is forcing cuts at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, the largest statewide provider of social services, the Champaign office is not among affected centers.

Restoration of house may bring Dick Van Dyke back home

DANVILLE — Dick Van Dyke may return to his hometown in the late spring or early summer for an event connected with the restoration of his childhood home and the launch of a local foundation for the performing arts.

Go figure, UI edition, Feb. 5, 2016

Go figure: A numerical look at what's making headlines on the UI campus

Nov. 20, 2015

A big payday for MIKE THOMAS, who got his $2.5 million payout from Illinois just 11 days after being forced out as athletic director on Nov. 9.

Former village president asks Tolono to reconsider demolition of old fire station

TOLONO — The village board is postponing plans to demolish a former fire station while it studies an objection from the president of the Tolono Historical Society.

MTD board votes, with dissent, on lease for driver training area

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District board members voted Thursday to approve a lease agreement for a 3-acre property near the district's bus garage in Urbana that will be used for driver training.

General says troop cuts would leave too few to train Afghans

RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press