Politics and Government
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press
MONTICELLO — Ward 1 Alderman Larry Stoner was appointed mayor of Monticello at Monday night's city council meeting.
MAHOMET — In the end, the debate over Mahomet’s video gaming ban came down to taxes.
The board of trustees voted 4-2 to repeal the ban on Tuesday night, with proponents of the measure citing the need to encourage commercial growth in a community where the tax base is overwhelmingly residential.
SPRINGFIELD — Several more candidates filed statements of candidacy Tuesday, including a Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, and Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz, who is seeking a fourth term as the county's chief prosecutor.
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of Chicago teachers and their supporters held a rally as the fight continues between the teachers union and the school district for a new contract.
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Officials in a southwest Illinois community have decided to allow up to 75 residents to keep chickens within city limits.
LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Business Writers
TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writers
LISA LERER, Associated Press
KEN THOMAS, Associated Press
PAXTON — Unless the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district can raise enough funds through donations from local businesses to fully fund a new scoreboard and large HD TV for the high school's gym, some board members think the project should be put on hold indefinitely.
"If we're $10,000 short, we don't do the scoreboard until we get that $10,000," Allen Johnson said.