The county board has, in its own budget, $4,000 a year to spend on an employee recognition event with foods such as cupcakes, cookies and donuts and employment milestone gifts.
"It's a massive scam. That's what it is," says state Rep. Chapin Rose, indicating that his office has received "countless calls" from community residents who have received MasterCard debit cards from IDES and drawn on KeyBank.
The attendance figure you saw in the official Northwestern-Illinois recaps — 35,895, based on the number of tickets distributed — was more than three times the size of the actual turnstile count: 11,800.
We said bye-bye to Burnham Mansion, the late Great Impasta and those funky eclipse glasses, and welcome to the 44th president, the Pride Parade and a Pesotum farm-playing Luke Bryan. As the clock winds down on the 2010s — and the countdown continues to a new Costco in Champaign, a casino in Danville and A/C at last throughout Central High School
DANVILLE — For the past seven years, combined revenues from Illinois’ 10 casinos have declined annually, with only one posting increases — the River Casino in Des Plaines, the newest in the state.
The program teaches those held at Danville Correctional Center leadership skills, anger management and more — and its been so successful that its been expanded to three more wings in the facility.
URBANA — New sexual-harassment complaints, including one made by the University of Illinois itself, have surfaced against UI Police Officer Brian Tison, who was the subject of a sexual-misconduct investigation in 2017-18.
As Champaign's school district asked residents to accept millions of dollars in cost overruns for needed building renovations, dozens of district employees charged pricey staff dinners, flowers and more to taxpayers.
The cultural center's staff is busy moving in and preparing to host the weekly "Food for the Soul" event in the new space Wednesday.
Earlier plans with previous developer called for millennial-focused Hotel Vib by Best Western to be built in what is now a parking area.
What walloped Vermilion County in 1995 is about to become a reality for other Midwest manufacturing communities. The lesson: brace for impact.
One local airport is fighting for its life, and one recently found new life, while the Rantoul National Aviation Center keeps alive a piece of a proud past that is fading away.
Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board must review the proposal and approve a certificate of need before transaction can go forward.
Agents have visited 70 addresses in Champaign, Urbana, Mahomet and Rantoul during that time, according to documents obtained by The News-Gazette under the Freedom of Information Act.
The health care provider could prove it was legally entitled to the exemptions it lost between 2004 and 2011, said Steven Pflaum, 'but we shouldn't have to' because 'we don't believe they ever expired.'
Louis Fisher of SVN Auctions Services said his firm will now give a report to the Champaign City Council, which will determine how to proceed with the parcels that have a combined appraised value of more than $5 million.
After losing an open-records request appeal, the ISP removed the redactions from the documents — but the additional details didn't reveal much.
Family of Kelly Wilson wants former trooper held accountable for accident that killed her in 2016 — when he was speeding in response to an officer-involved shooting 45 minutes away.