Politics and Government

Politics and Government

City OKs cameras for all its officers

CHAMPAIGN — Citing increased accountability and transparency, the Champaign City Council unanimously approved the purchase of body cameras for all 125 sworn Champaign police officers on Tuesday night.

Clinton wins historic nomination — with a boost from Sanders

JULIE PACE, Associated Press
CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

Prosecutors: Blagojevich isn't 'deserving of leniency'

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say statements by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich prove he isn't "deserving of leniency."

German officials vow tighter security and migrant controls

DAVID RISING, Associated Press
KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press

History — and hostility — as Clinton ascends to nomination

KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press
CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press

Whistle blows for P.E. class

URBANA — After 30-plus years, the days of classroom teachers leading P.E. sessions in Urbana elementary schools may soon be a thing of the past.

Support for body camera purchase sought in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — A request for 125 new body cameras — one for every sworn police officer — has the support of Champaign's mayor and the head of the local NAACP chapter.

Area update: Library director to be named this week

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Public Library is expected to name its next director this week, with a special board meeting scheduled for Friday morning.

The agenda for the 10 a.m. meeting includes a closed session for review of the library director's contract, as well as an action item naming the new director and establishing how she will be evaluated.

Feser: MAP grants will be covered

URBANA — The University of Illinois will again cover students' need-based financial aid grants this school year if the money gets caught in the state funding tug-of-war, a top official said Monday.

Boos and jeers: Dem convention roiled by emails, chairwoman

KEN THOMAS, Associated Press
KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press