April 4, 2014
Sari Lesk/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- After about twice the average snowfall hit Central Illinois this winter, local government bodies are increasing their budgets to address needs for road repairs.How to report potholes
City of Champaign
April 2, 2014
By Klaudia Dukala/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- When consultant Alan Kalmanoff was conducting his assessment on the Champaign County jails, he noticed inmates with mental health problems were "decomposing" because of the lack of medications available to them.
April 1, 2014After more than 10 years of debate and studies of the defects of the downtown Champaign County jail, county officials still have no clear plan to replace it.
March 20, 2014By Erik Prado/ For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- The Urbana Park District offers a wide range of services including 19 community parks and facilities such as swimming pools and gymnasiums. But the district is now concerned about the impact of the loss of tax revenue from the Carle Foundation.
Jessie Bushman's back grazes the top rope of the ring, making it vibrate gently in contrast to the violence all around. Her hands, mummy-wrapped and fitted with two red gloves, are pinned to her abdomen. She's trying to breathe.
Jessie is in a cavernous shed next to Ruth Lake Country Club west of Chicago — her first round in her first fight as an amateur boxer. Tall lights shine in four corners of the shed lighting the ring, elevated just above the ground-level chairs.