No. 1: Urbana's city council ($7,000 per alderperson per year). No. 107: Arcola's TIF and zoning boards ($10 per occasional meeting).
Municipal aggregation contracts are about to expire in many area communities, bringing an end to lower electric rates that were locked in before energy prices began to soar.
Between 4:38 and 5:02 a.m. on May 21, 2021, just an hour after Officer Oberheim and Lafayette were killed, Lewis tried calling Corruthers nine times. Corruthers called her back at 5:23 a.m., speaking for about seven minutes and again a minute later. At 8:15 a.m., Lewis called Corruthers, and they spoke for about 28 minutes.
With both taxes and penalties included, University Rehab Real Estate LLC currently owes the county $284,482.
A lawyer who’s worked for the city of Champaign for five years has been chosen to serve as the new city attorney.
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.
But odds are it won't be a Caesars-sized facility, and Terre Haute, Ind., might be them to the punch.
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.
Program will bring light, security improvements to homes in desperate need for both.
And the area's shifting 'edge' has many tenants' attention.
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.
Poverty, as well as budget cuts that eliminated many assistance programs, get much of the blame.
More staff needed so abuse victims, center's programs won't have to compete for limited resources.
Many picking sides for and against the proposed Harvest Ridge project.
First United Methodist Church of Champaign's 151-year-old bell no longer out of commission.
What walloped Vermilion County in 1995 is about to become a reality for other Midwest manufacturing communities. The lesson: brace for impact.
New chief promising 'swift action' on heels of sexual-harassment claims
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.
With more end-of-life options than ever before — from cremations to natural burials — demand for burial plots is on the decline.
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.
As a teen, he murdered his maternal grandparents, but now 'he's grown into a good man,' Karen Pruitt says ahead of hearing.