While it's unclear when the Illinois Supreme Court will address the issue of car searches in an era of legal possession of small amounts of marijuana, the Colorado Supreme Court has already concluded that 'the odor of marijuana is suggestive of criminal activity.'
The village's first lady for 36 years passed away Friday at the age of 80.
Last week, Presiding Judge Tom Difanis appointed the Office of the State’s Attorney Appellate Prosecutor to review Urbana police reports generated about a Jan. 7 incident in which state Rep. Carol Ammons allegedly took a Coach purse from the Carle Auxiliary Resale Boutique, 810 W. University Ave., U.
In Champaign County, two such people were wrongly allowed to vote in the 2018 general election. A third voted in the 2006 general election, well before automatic voter registration was in place.
CHAMPAIGN — The League of Women Voters of Champaign County is inviting the public to attend a presentation next month to a learn more about a November referendum on amending the Illinois Constitution to enact a graduated state income tax.
The Census Bureau has a goal of recruiting 1,928 people in Champaign County to fill its hiring pool for the $20.50-an-hour jobs, and as of Wednesday, it was just 43 percent of the way there, said Jeanine Beasley, media coordinator for the regional office in Chicago.
An official with the state's attorney's office said the 42-year-old Champaign man can still seek a write-in campaign for the Nov. 3 general election or ask to be the slated Republican candidate on that ballot.
Brian Kelly, 45, the chief deputy in the Champaign County Circuit Clerk's Office, went through two surgeries, multiple rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, and physical, occupational and speech therapy during his attempt at recovery.
On Tuesday, University Housing sent an email reminding them that though recreational use has been legalized for those 21 and older, 'the possession or use of marijuana in any form still remains a crime under federal law.'
The 12-member Census Advisory Panel was created to serve as an advisory board to the Census Office within the state Department of Human Services to help ensure a complete and accurate census count in Illinois, according to an executive order.
Why bother watching the Senate impeachment trial of the 45th President? There are plenty of reasons, as laid out for The News-Gazette by eight UI professors of political science and law.
Tonight, city council members will vote on a $119,475 engineering contract with Clark Dietz to design the first phase of the Neil Street Plaza.
In a sense, well-off states become more well off because of the kind of people they attract. That’s because movers aren’t just bringing themselves and their families, but their socio-economic status.
URBANA — City officials want to take steps to protect Urbana’s interests in an ongoing dispute with local hospitals over property taxes.
The Illinois Supreme Court's order against Walter Ding stemmed from a four-count complaint filed in August 2018 by the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission for neglecting a client, failing to return unearned fees, practicing at a time he hadn’t registered, and failing to cooperate with the ARDC in its investigation of his conduct.
On Thursday, months before the UI president's five-year anniversary, trustees approved an extension that raises his salary to $835,000, with an annual $100,000 retention bonus to be paid in a lump sum if he reaches the end of his contract in 2024.
The local cybersecurity expert filed his declaration Wednesday, but it’s already been rejected by County Clerk Aaron Ammons based on state election law.
At least one of the charges stems from an email sent by Piatt State’s Attorney Dana Rhoades that Spencer allegedly altered and forwarded to a member of the media.
The Illinois House speaker — owing to a variety of pending criminal investigations and some unappetizing disclosures related to a close associate — has become a punching bag of sorts.
Sunnyside in Champaign closed Wednesday and today to both recreational and medical customers due to extremely low inventory, the company said, while NuMed Urbana, has had to temporarily stop selling to recreational-marijuana customers.
At Tuesday’s meeting, city staff recommended not sponsoring any events, as there isn’t a recurring source of revenue, but multiple members said the council likely wouldn’t follow that, and that it could discourage worthy events from coming to Champaign.
The League of Women Voters of Champaign County, NAACP Champaign County and The News-Gazette will host two candidates’ forums in advance of the March 17 primaries. And for the first time ever, there will be an opportunity for the public to submit questions for the candidates in advance.
Attendees learned at Tuesday's event that the state of Illinois has earmarked half a million dollars in capital appropriations for the new $20 million artificial-turf facility that will be built in west Rantoul.
Tonight in Iowa — where the race for 2020 will officially kick off with the state caucuses in 20 days — it’s Democratic debate No. 7, featuring a cast of just six.
This was far more than a big campus turnout overwhelming the rest of town, yet that perception persists on social media and elsewhere.
U.S. Supreme Court opinions are the judicial equivalent of thunderbolts hurled down from Mt. Olympus — fiery missives that can land just about anywhere with significant consequences. Ten days ago, one hit a Champaign County courtroom.
In a memo to the county board dated Jan. 7, county Executive Darlene Kloeppel said the consulting CPA spent about 140 hours at a cost of $20,000, but was unable to complete the treasurer's office work because of missing information.