Politics and Government

Politics and Government

Trump: Comments about Russia, Clinton emails were sarcastic

ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press
JACK GILLUM, Associated Press

Clinton's big night: Now is time to make her case

KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press
BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

MTD unfazed by ridership declines

CHAMPAIGN — Ridership on Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District buses dropped 5.7 percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30, the first such year-to-year drop since 2008.

It also was only the third time in the last 10 years that annual ridership fell.

Mayor not sure how he broke neck

VILLA GROVE — Earlier this week, the mayor of this Douglas County town posted an eye-popping status update on his Facebook page.

"Broken neck sucks. Sorry, had to get that out," Terry Harbin wrote.

Area update: Hiring of P.E. teachers approved

URBANA — By unanimous vote, the Urbana school board gave district administrators the green light to hire seven elementary P.E. teachers.

Illinois elections board: Mautino misses filing deadline

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Board of Elections officials say the state's auditor general didn't file amended campaign disclosure reports and could face a public hearing.

Blagojevich to take part in resentencing by video

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for Rod Blagojevich says the imprisoned former Illinois governor has reluctantly decided not to appear in person at his resentencing hearing next month in Chicago.

It's her party now: Ex-presidents handoff to Hillary Clinton

KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press
CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It's her party now.

Pope Francis: The world's at war, but not a war of religions

MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, Associated Press

Area update: Villa Grove residents bring water concerns to council

VILLA GROVE — About 20 residents addressed the city council with concerns about the quality of their water and the possibility of contracting with an outside company to provide water for the city.

"I can assure you that the first thing on our mind is your health and safety," said Mayor Pro Tem Ron Hunt.