Politics and Government

Politics and Government

Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey


On the money, Nov. 25, 2015

A local look at the cost of doing business


Area update: Alderman named mayor of Monticello

MONTICELLO — Ward 1 Alderman Larry Stoner was appointed mayor of Monticello at Monday night's city council meeting.

UPDATED: Mahomet trustees vote to repeal video gaming ban

MAHOMET — In the end, the debate over Mahomet’s video gaming ban came down to taxes.

The board of trustees voted 4-2 to repeal the ban on Tuesday night, with proponents of the measure citing the need to encourage commercial growth in a community where the tax base is overwhelmingly residential.

Candidate filings: Dem for 13th, Rietz for fourth term

SPRINGFIELD — Several more candidates filed statements of candidacy Tuesday, including a Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, and Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz, who is seeking a fourth term as the county's chief prosecutor.

Chicago teachers rally to push ahead stalled contract talks

CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of Chicago teachers and their supporters held a rally as the fight continues between the teachers union and the school district for a new contract.

Collinsville officials approve residential chicken ordinance

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Officials in a southwest Illinois community have decided to allow up to 75 residents to keep chickens within city limits.

$160 billion deal to combine Pfizer and Allergan raises outcry

LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Business Writers
TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writers

Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses

LISA LERER, Associated Press
KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

Around the area: PBL scoreboard may be put on hold

PAXTON — Unless the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district can raise enough funds through donations from local businesses to fully fund a new scoreboard and large HD TV for the high school's gym, some board members think the project should be put on hold indefinitely.

"If we're $10,000 short, we don't do the scoreboard until we get that $10,000," Allen Johnson said.