Politics and Government

Politics and Government

Salt Fork wants to partner with Oakwood on soccer

CATLIN — Salt Fork Community School Board members said they are interested in partnering with the Oakwood school district on a high school soccer program.

SEIU releases ads in response to Rauner's

CHICAGO — Supporters of Gov. Bruce Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda" have been running 30-second commercials on Illinois television stations for two weeks, and opponents responded with their own TV spots on Monday.

SEIU Healthcare Illinois began running commercials that spotlight the effect of budget cuts proposed by Rauner.

Lawmakers: Not yet time to try to override Rauner's vetoes

CHAMPAIGN — Sen. Scott Bennett and Rep. Carol Ammons, both Champaign Democrats, said they don't think it's time yet to try to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes of 19 separate budget bills passed by the Democratic-controlled Legislature.

Budget uncertainty prompts creation of UI task force

URBANA — Facing "significant uncertainty" about next year's state funding — and beyond — the University of Illinois is creating a task force to focus on long-term budget strategies.

Updated: NBC severing business relationship with Donald Trump

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Aurora proposes grants for businesses owned by women

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The city of Aurora wants to use grant money to create a new program that would make small loans available businesses owned by women.

2 Uber managers detained in France over low-cost service

PARIS (AP) — French authorities took two Uber managers into custody for questioning on Monday over "illicit activity" involving its low-cost service.

Ask 'Mimi,' June 28, 2015

Why is there an artist installation in the window of Weiskamp Screen Printing at 312 S. Neil St., C?

Melonie Mulkey's lifesize narrative, or tableau, is there through August as part of LIGHTBOX, a collaboration between 40 North 88 West Champaign County Arts Council and Weiskamp to rotate installation art in one of their large display windows facing Neil Street.

At the UI, budget mess causing stress

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URBANA — On Tuesday, the doors to the Illinois Smart Energy Design Assistance Center in Champaign will close, putting several dozen employees out of work, at least temporarily.

Vargas declares candidacy for state's attorney

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URBANA — Pledging to keep citizens safe, work with police and restore the county's mental health court, Republican George Vargas officially declared his candidacy for Champaign County state's attorney.