Sunday Jul 6
Tom Kacich: Government transparency? Not everywhere
Three years ago, Illinois lawmakers tried to instill more transparency in local government, requiring many bodies to annually post on their websites compensation packages for employees that exceeded $75,000.
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Sat Jul 05, 2014
Kenwood next Champaign school for rehab, expansion
But when the boys and girls return to Kenwood more than a year from now, they will be able to learn in a renovated and expanded school with a new gymnasium, modern technology features, new kindergarten classrooms and other features.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Ebert still bringing people together
Boy Scout Steven Green went to the Virginia Theatre on Thursday afternoon, expecting to hand out flags and programs at the "Ice Cream and Independence" event.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Brookhill finances not up to par
But Jack Anderson the taxpayer has bigger concerns after learning the golf course lost $883,110 from 2010 to '13 and spent about 80 percent of the annual budget on subsidizing its losses.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Probation violation leads to prison for Champaign man
A Champaign man with a lengthy criminal record was resentenced to prison for a burglary conviction after he admitted violating his probation.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Board keeps school officers for another year
The Champaign school board voted 5-1 Monday night to renew an agreement with the city to extend the School Resource Officer program at the district's high schools and middle schools through June 30, 2015.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
Savoy speaks up on Champaign schools' resource officer program
The Champaign Unit 4 School District is expected to vote Monday night on whether to renew the contract for the school resource officer program with the city's police department, and one lesser-known contributor to the program is supportive of it continuing.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
Camp at UI aims to get girls focused on computing
Calla Carter, then an excited 14-year-old, arrived at a computer science camp in Connecticut, checked in to the girls cabin and wondered, where is everyone? Now 18 years old with plans to major in computer science this fall at Bryn Mawr College, Carter has dedicated most of her summer to mentoring the young girls attending a camp on the University ... (more)
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Area history, June 27, 2014
In 1914: The case of the people vs. Oliver P. Sullivan, charged with the murder of William Larry of Urbana, will come up for trial Monday before Judge William McNutt of Mattoon.
Some Savoy residents oppose extending street
Village officials are working to improve accessibility to the mostly vacant out-lots in front of Walmart, as well as the village-owned property just north of them.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
MTD annexes subdivisions but delays tax increase
Four large subdivisions were annexed into the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Wednesday, but the MTD board voted to delay the annexations so that residents won't be paying the corresponding property tax increases until the spring of 2016.
Hursey, arrested in Florida, returned to Urbana for theft case
A former Savoy man and Urbana High School sports star who allegedly bilked an elderly woman out of more than $16,000 has been returned to Illinois to face prosecution for theft charges lodged against him six years ago.
Webber sworn in as associate judge
The newest associate judge for the 6th Judicial Circuit had just a few minutes to celebrate his new status and job with family and friends before he had to be on the bench.
Sat Jun 21, 2014
Savoy man charged with DUI, weapons offenses
A Savoy man arrested last weekend in Philo Township for allegedly driving under the influence is scheduled to appear in court next month on a variety of criminal charges.
Two-vehicle crash south of Savoy injures five
A Newman woman and four children were injured when the woman reportedly turned in front of a pickup truck Friday afternoon.
Fri Jun 20, 2014
Top of the Morning, June 20, 2014
Emma Stone attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York.
Sat Jun 14, 2014
Lake Park residents oppose MTD annexation
A group of Lake Park residents spoke out against a proposed Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District annexation of the subdivision during a public hearing this week at the Savoy Recreation Center.
Wed Jun 11, 2014
Most at MTD hearing oppose Stone Creek annexation
Champaign-Urbana Mas Transit District board members got an earful Wednesday night from residents of Urbana's Stone Creek subdivision who don't want to be annexed into the transit district.
Tue Jun 10, 2014