Politics and Government
RANKIN — Two bids — one nearly twice as high as the other — have been received from contractors for the restoration of Rankin's water tower.
MONTICELLO — The school board has approved the refinancing of $4.75 million in building bonds. The plan also calls for the district to buy those same bonds with its own fund reserves, with those two moves combining to earn the district an extra $520,000 over the life of the bonds, due to be paid off in 2020.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court in Chicago has declined to resolve a contentious issue over whether Illinois' constitution strictly bars the reduction of retiree benefits.
DAVID ESPO, Associated Press
ERICA WERNER, Associated Press
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Former Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, has launched a legal fight to keep her private emails out of the public eye.
URBANA — The University of Illinois has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Steven Salaita, arguing the controversial professor's claim to a job at the UI is unsubstantiated.
CHAMPAIGN — Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts could mean the loss of as much as $10 million to the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, MTD Managing Director Karl Gnadt said Wednesday.
That would amount to an overall 25 percent cut, he said.