Ever-growing apartment construction in Champaign-Urbana is increasing vacancy rates and depressing monthly rents, according to apartment building owners who have filed property assessment complaints with the Champaign County Board of Review.
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.'
Why hasn’t St. Joseph added a stoplight at U.S. 150 and Main Street?
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.
Mike Frerichs, who still lives in Champaign, did his civic duty Monday and Tuesday for a retail-theft case. The verdict was guilty, he said.
The agenda for Thursday's UI Board of Trustees meeting in Chicago includes an amendment to Josh Whitman’s contract, but it was not included when materials were posted Friday morning and UI officials declined to comment, saying the details are still being finalized.
After the deadlocked committee cast a pair of 3-3 votes Thursday night, the future of recreational-marijuana-related businesses in unincorporated areas is now in the hands of the full county board.
Among the plans board members reviewed Thursday were ones focusing on student vouchers, independent contracting opportunities, landlord incentives and partnerships with community organizations.
It recommended by a 3-2 vote that the city council should issue the permit to Phoenix Farms of Illinois for the former Border Cafe at 369 Lynch Road. The council is expected to vote on it Nov. 19.
THOMASBORO — The Thomasboro Fire Protection District is receiving $300,000 for new equipment, according to an announcement Thursday from state Sen. Scott Bennett, D-Champaign.
Free-speech defenders took on and defeated their oppressors at the University of Michigan, and they're now trying to achieve the same goal at the University of Illinois.
Despite keeping the rate the same, staff predict the city will see a $723,831 increase over last year's levy, representing a 9.7 percent increase over the actual 2018 equalized assessed value of all homes.
The district, which currently has a single part-time school resource officer, is considering having two full-time officers instead. They would be stationed at the middle and high schools.
Last week, Justice Lloyd Karmeier announced that he'll step down in December 2020. That opens the door to another bruising judicial fight like the one that led to Karmeier's 2004 election, which set the record for the most spending in American judicial election history.
With infrastructure improvements like MCORE work underway on Green Street and safety fixes planned for University Avenue, aldermen held off on including the portions of those roads between the University and Downtown districts.
The Illinois Capital Development Board will oversee the $188 million project and expects to start releasing the state's $100 million portion of the Altgeld funding in early 2020, UI CFO Avijit Ghosh said Monday. But the board and the university want to 'keep the project moving' in the meantime, he said.
Here's the legal question, as presented by SCOTUSblog, a website that covers the Supreme Court: Is it constitutionally reasonable to suspect that the registered owner of a vehicle is currently its driver?
SPECIAL PROJECT: News-Gazette Media tapped 44 insiders from both sides of the aisle — presidential cabinet members and military commanders, Congressional leaders and cable news regulars — for insights on some of the talking points we’ll be hearing plenty about over the next 365 days.
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…
The “Bias Response Team” at the University of Michigan is now history, a victim of its hostility to constitutional niceties like freedom of speech.
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.'
Phoenix Farms Illinois LLC has requested a special-use permit from the city to operate a dispensary at 369 Lynch Drive, a vacant building that once housed a Big Boy restaurant and the Border Cafe.