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Urbana City Council appoints new ‘progressive’ police chief

URBANA – More than a year since the retirement of Urbana’s police chief, the City Council unanimously appointed the only finalist, Larry Boone, as the new chief. The appointment came after months of various interviews and community meetings and the recommendation of Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin.  Marlin said the city conducted online and paper surveys […]

217 Today: Congolese immigrants chase the American Dream in Galesburg

June 12, 2023 Today’s headlines: Champaign police say there are multiple shooting victims after 2 incidents early Sunday morning. The state network that distributes government grant dollars to Illinois’ rape crisis centers says federal funding came up short this year. An Illinois Congressman is helping determine how much federal money the state needs for broadband […]