Politics and Government

Politics and Government

MTD auctioning off 120-year-old downtown Champaign building

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District is selling by auction a nearly 120-year-old building that it acquired last year in a large purchase of properties near downtown Champaign.

Urbana couple donates 29 acres of farmland for use as park

URBANA — An Urbana couple, long associated with the Urbana parks, have donated 29 acres to the Urbana Parks Foundation for what eventually will become the city's sixth-largest park.

The gift by Nancy and Fred Delcomyn was announced Thursday night at the annual meeting of the parks foundation at the Urbana Country Club.

#TheMJs, April 28, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) will provide a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.



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3 of 5 Dems running for governor to be at Champaign event

CHAMPAIGN — Three of the five announced Democratic candidates for governor will be at Sunday's Champaign County Democrats spring luncheon at the I Hotel in Champaign.

House backs requiring cursive writing in schools

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Don't toss the grammar-school composition paper yet.

The Illinois House approved legislation 67-48 Wednesday requiring elementary and high schools to teach cursive writing.

House panel seeks charges for firm in Clinton email case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee on Thursday asked the Justice Department to consider criminally prosecuting a technology services company that was involved in maintaining a private email server for Hillary Clinton.

Trump repeats criticism of court that halted 1st travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is once again taking aim at a federal appeals court district that covers Western states, saying he is considering breaking up a circuit that is a longtime target of Republicans and is where his first travel ban was halted.

Trump says U.S. won't leave NAFTA — for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, but could still withdraw if he concludes a renegotiated pact is not "a fair deal for all."

Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lifting

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tax plan leaves much of the heavy lifting to Congress, while ignoring years of hard work by the guy who will have to do a lot of that lifting: House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Police arrest man with knives near Britain's Parliament

LONDON (AP) — Police carrying out a counterterrorism investigation Thursday swooped in on a man they said was carrying knives in a bag near Britain's Parliament and arrested him on suspicion of planning terrorist acts.

London's Metropolitan Police said the 27-year-old man was stopped and detained "as part of an ongoing operation" by the department's counterterrorism unit.