Just 52 more shopping days until Illinois grown-ups can purchase pot without breaking the law. Given the mixed opinions on seemingly every aspect of marijuana legalization, in the first installment of a two-Sunday miniseries, we asked experts on both sides of the debate to play a game of tru…

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the Champaign County Board member about his time in public service at the UI. He's practicing what he preached: His 2016 doctoral thesis was on 'The thoughts of African American Christian religious leaders and university professors on seeking public office.'

When legislators return to Springfield next week, they’ll again be considering the knotty problem of whether to consolidate the roughly 650 suburban and downstate police and fire municipal pension funds.

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The UI’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs will present Walter Shaub with the annual ethics award Wednesday evening at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Shaub is the former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics and is now a senior adviser for the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics.

With the first snowfall of the year already blanketing Urbana streets, the city council is set to discuss tonight a new proposal to expand mandatory sidewalk snow-removal north of University Avenue.

November 1929 was a frightening time in Champaign-Urbana. The Urbana Banking Co. suddenly closed on Oct. 21, eventually leading to a bank failure, the sentencing of its president and losses of up to 90 percent for many of its customers. A week later, the stock market crashed and two Champaig…

On this, the one-year mark until Election Day 2020, we asked some of those in the know: How much damage has the Trump Administration’s rhetoric done to the public’s trust in the Fourth Estate?

UI spokeswoman Robin Kaler confirmed this week that Joe Petry left the university May 31 and a review of sexual-misconduct allegations against him 'is ongoing.' Petry said he hadn't agreed to any revisions of his separation agreement and argued that any continuation of the investigation was a 'clear violation.'