The grades are in, and Urbana School District 116 has passed. The district received a "AA" rating from Standard & Poor's (S&P) recently, improving from an outlook considered "negative" to one that is "stable."
Illinois lawmakers are using a seemingly surreptitious way to give themselves pay raises: creating new and useless committees for which they are automatically paid an extra $10,326 as chairmen, a Chicago-based think tank is arguing.
Trading overdue fees for food, Woodstock Public Library (WPL) will welcome donations during its annual 'Have a Heart' week Feb. 12-18 — with canned food items innovatively canceling late fines — as well as host various health-related events.
With a wide variety of signup options and a charitable mission, Champaign Central's Interact Club will hold its second annual 5K race Saturday, Nov. 19, with all proceeds benefiting a local humanitarian organization.
Smoothies, sandwiches, soups and salads served up at Yolanda Wilson’s new restaurant can now fuel Champaign residents thanks to the sponsorship of the city’s new Small Business Incentive Program, which now underwrites aspiring local entrepreneurs.
Champaign’s police department urges all residents to practice good safety habits over the Labor Day holiday weekend as the local force joins state and federal agencies in 2016’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently made a round of assignments to various state-level agencies in Springfield — including slots in workforce, advocacy and minority business councils — with several placements consisting of re-appointments.
Illinois' State Universities Retirement System system is seeking candidates for the Champaign-based job of chief investment officer of its board of trustees, a position involving investment oversight and administrative reporting to the board’s executive director.
The state SURS system seeks qualified applicants for the position of executive director of its board of trustees, a role instrumental in achieving its board of directors’ goals and cultivating a high-functioning work culture.
In the wake of Cook County's decision to omit the possibility of creating independent legislative map boundaries in Illinois, Gov. Bruce Rauner recently urged the General Assembly to include term limits on its fall agenda.
Republican candidate for state Senate District 52 Mike Madigan recently expressed deep concern over Illinois’ continuing budget quandary, describing the state’s needs as being waylaid by the legislature’s conscious decision to stick with the “status quo.”
Champaign’s Republican candidate for Senate District 52 happens to be named Mike Madigan, but he is a restaurateur — not the better-known house speaker — who recently announced his support of the Independent Map Amendment.
Exelon Corp. has announced plans to shutter two nuclear power stations over the next two years, prompting Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) to voice his “extreme disappointment” in the Illinois General Assembly for failing to pass legislation to keep them open.
Champaign residents can meet candidates for Champaign’s library directorship
at 6:30 p.m. July 7 at the City Building, where contenders will discuss their qualifications
and perspectives on the position.