Politics and Government
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.
JULIE PACE, Associated Press
CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say statements by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich prove he isn't "deserving of leniency."
DAVID RISING, Associated Press
KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press
KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press
CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press
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.
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.
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.
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.