Politics and Government

Politics and Government

Poll: Danville residents want roundabout at problem intersection

DANVILLE — And the survey says: City residents would prefer a roundabout to a traditional four-way stop at one of Danville's most problematic intersections.

Unit 4 problem peeks: Centennial's pool

Planning to join Unit 4 officials on a guided tour of Champaign's two public high schools between 9 and 10 a.m. Tuesday? You may want to pack a sweat towel, ear plugs and an extra dose of any medication you take for claustrophobia. Parts of what you're about to see could be hazardous to one's health. The tours will be held on Tuesday mornings between now and Nov.

At Unit 4 high schools, the 'C' stands for 'crowded'

The overcrowding problems at Champaign Central and Centennial high schools have piled up over the years. Here's a small sample:

Central's band room: Room for 45. But 192? 'It's crazy.'

Built in 1956 as an addition to the school, Central's band room comfortably holds about 45 students. And that's without instruments, bands Director John Currey notes.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 1, 2014: From the archives

For 120 years, Labor Day has been a recognized national holiday.

The U.S. Department of Labor says the day "is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country."

District taking 'conservative' debt approach

CHAMPAIGN — Nine-figure debt totals are eye-catching, but Champaign school district Superintendant Judy Wiegand said she's comfortable with the numbers.

Salaita backlash putting UI in bad light

URBANA — Wanted: world-class scholar for state flagship university: home to Nobel Prize winners, patent-generating professors, an international student body and a fiery contretemps that has included academic boycotts and votes of no confidence in university leaders.

Tom Kacich: Siding with Sierra Club a bad thing?

Earlier this month, the Illinois Republican Party whacked Democratic congressional candidate Ann Callis for siding with the Sierra Club.

No MTD routes on Monday

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District buses will not operate on Monday in observance of Labor Day.

That includes the revised Air Bus service to Willard Airport, which begins anew on Tuesday.

Another department votes no confidence in UI trustees, Wise

URBANA — Another department has added its name to the list of units casting votes of no confidence in University of Illinois leaders following the decision to not hire professor Steven Salaita.

Gibson City building owner backs nearby demolition

GIBSON CITY — Mick Bradbury, owner of the Gibson City Meats & Deli building, attended this week's council meeting to let the mayor and aldermen know he agrees with their decision to help demolish the two properties to the north of his.