Zoe Foote, immigrant-services coordinator at the New American Welcome Center, said the new 'public charge' rule will lead to families and individuals who get public benefits withdrawing 'out of fear because of misinformation and lack of understanding of the rule.'
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The Urbana Democrat said Friday that she didn’t find out about the second of the Republican congressman's Open Government Nights until she read about in last Sunday’s News-Gazette, and was surprised she wasn’t asked to sit alongside him in her own state House district.
'It's a little high for a five-year average,' said police Chief Anthony Cobb. 'We're concerned about the gun violence we're seeing.'
The council issued a wish list to the agency that included having one of its members included on the organization’s board and a more fleshed-out plan of its future endeavors.
Maryalice Wu said her reservation is that the flexibility given by the new state gambling laws could open the door to abuse.
From digitized aerial photos of the city’s past to the location of every tree it owns and most recently the need to keep cybersecurity threats at bay, Roger Diercks’ department is fundamental.
'Just because somebody is homeless doesn’t mean they deserve to be treated like a stray dog,' said Jon Bushue, 26, who said he dragged a couple recliners he found in a dumpster by the Habitat for Humanity ReStore to the viaduct on East Main Street so his friend wouldn't have to sleep on the ground.
Anand Nandula of Novak Construction Inc., the general contractor, said Tuesday was about answering common questions and providing more details about the project, which he said could take about four months to complete.
CHAMPAIGN — Two locals are among the 10 people appointed Friday to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Committee for Agricultural Education, including one ma…