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Former Champaign Mayor Don Gerard hopes to return to the office.

There will be three candidates on the ballot for mayor of Champaign in the April 4th consolidated election. This first report on the Champaign mayoral race, looks at Don Gerard, a candidate who’s held the office in the past. “I think that I got a lot done,” says the 57-year-old Gerard, who defeated incumbent Gerald […]

217 Today: Why are University of Illinois Chicago faculty on strike?

Thursday, January 19, 2023 Today’s headlines:  A judge in downstate Effingham County heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging Illinois’ new assault weapons ban. The Illinois State Water Plan has been updated for the first time since 1984. Plans for a third cannabis dispensary in Danville have been scrapped after the Danville City Council on Tuesday […]

Plans for a new cannabis dispensary in Danville go up in smoke

CHAMPAIGN – Danville has no plans to welcome a third cannabis dispensary anytime soon.   The Danville City Council on Tuesday denied a special-use zoning permit to open a new dispensary in the Lynch Road corridor.   That vote came after the decision to amend the city’s zoning ordinance to allow one or more cannabis […]

Holmes erupts for 30 as No. 6 Hoosiers beat No. 21 Illini 83-72

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Mackenzie Holmes scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Grace Berger added 18 points to lead No. 6 Indiana to an 83-72 win over No. 21 Illinois on Wednesday. Holmes hit six of seven shots and scored 14 points in the third quarter as the Hoosiers (17-1, 7-1 Big Ten) […]