Politics and Government

Politics and Government

Updated: Pension ruling to be appealed

JOHN O'CONNOR, AP Political Writer
KERRY LESTER, AP Political Writer

Kyles to seek at-large council seat

Despite not being up for re-election until 2017, a Champaign city councilman said he plans to run for an at-large seat in next spring's election in an attempt to have a greater impact on the city.

Urbana opting not to contribute money to IHSA basketball bid

The mayor of Urbana said the city supports bringing the high school boys basketball state tournament back to Champaign, but she said Urbana just doesn't have the extra money right now to contribute to the bid.

Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration

ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Tolono parks will soon be smoke-free

TOLONO — Park district officials voted to ban smoking in all village parks in Tolono starting Jan. 1, 2015, in an effort to protect health, comfort and environment.

Starting next year, it will be illegal to smoke in any enclosed park facility or on any public park grounds. It will also be illegal to smoke within 25 feet of any of the parks.

Monticello board seeks more detail in high school plan

MONTICELLO — What's next for Monticello school facilities?

More detail.

That seemed to be the consensus of school board members in their first meeting since voters turned down a ballot question to build a new high school.