Politics and Government

Politics and Government

UI trustees approve law school for Chicago campus

URBANA —  After two years of talks, University of Illinois trustees Thursday approved a merger between the University of Illinois Chicago and the private John Marshall Law School.

Vermilion board chairman chosen to fill out Hays' term in Illinois House

DANVILLE — Vermilion County Board Chairman Mike Marron doesn't think he will have an unfair advantage in November's election by filling out the rest of state Rep. Chad Hays' term when the Catlin Republican steps down in September.

Republicans block subpoena for summit translator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have blocked a move to subpoena the interpreter from the Helsinki summit to testify about the private talks between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

22 hurt in tent collapse at California base

FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (AP) — A helicopter blew down a tent at the Fort Hunter Liggett military base in California on Wednesday night, injuring 22 people, a spokeswoman said.

A U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter was landing about 9:30 p.m. when the wind from its rotor caused the tent to collapse, said Amy Phillips, public information officer at the Monterey County base.

Putin chides Trump's opponents, calls summit a success

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin called his first summit with President Donald Trump a success — but warned Thursday that Trump's opponents in the U.S. are hampering any progress on what they discussed, such as limiting their nuclear arsenals or ending the Syrian war.

Amid criticism over Putin summit, Trump wants 2nd meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he wants a second meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin to start implementing ideas they discussed at the Helsinki summit.

New York state launches tax probe of Trump Foundation

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state tax officials have opened an investigation into the Trump Foundation to determine whether President Donald Trump or his charity violated state law.

4 hurt in explosion in vehicle shop at Army depot

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A small explosion Thursday in a vehicle shop at an Army depot injured four workers, leaving at least three with burns, officials said.

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Champaign County recorder's office back on board's agenda

URBANA — Champaign County's recorder of deeds does not expect to be out of a job by year's end — despite a renewed push by some county board members to eliminate the office.

Tonight, the board is expected to vote on whether to put a binding question on the November ballot asking voters if the recorder's office should be rolled into the county clerk's by December.