Politics and Government
PAXTON — A Paxton woman who tripped on a piece of strap material that was frozen to a public sidewalk is suing the city, along with the contractors who left the material on the sidewalk while renovating a downtown building last winter.
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URBANA — Prairie Elementary parent Pam Williams thinks renaming the building in honor of a former Urbana district superintendent will bring her child's great school to the next level.
The political reverberations from the stunning U.S. announcement on Cuba will continue for months, but that's not the real story, says one University of Illinois expert.
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign's electoral board Wednesday adopted written decisions that overturn objections to the nomination papers of two mayoral candidates, ensuring that voters will have a four-way race for mayor next spring.
SIDELL — About 200 people poured into the Jamaica High School gymnasium Wednesday night to tell state officials why Sunrise Coal should, or shouldn't, be allowed to develop an underground mine in southwest Vermilion County.
HOMER — The village is looking to do something about its water issues.
Homer had 1,753,454 unaccounted-for gallons in November, representing 48 percent of water usage in the whole village that month.
GEORGETOWN — City Clerk Jeanie Swalls said the police department is looking into purchasing five body cameras and four car cameras.
VILLA GROVE — Facility upgrades, including covering the current cinder track with asphalt, are in the works for 2015 in the Villa Grove school district.
LODA — The village board had extensive talks about the Loda Big Mart's application for a video-gambling license.
OAKWOOD — Oakwood teachers and staff voted Wednesday to accept the school board's latest contract offer, but only if it's a two-year agreement.