November 26, 2013
By Cheryl Silver/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- This month marks the fourth anniversary of my father’s death. It’s also the fifth year I’ve recognized November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
My dad’s story is eerily similar to so many others who’ve battled the disease. In July of 2008, he complained of a minor pain in his stomach. When a double-hernia surgery didn’t resolve the issue, his doctor recommended a...
November 21, 2013
By Pamela G. Dempsey/CU-CitizenAccess -- Dozens of Champaign County residents – past and present – are set to lose more than $12,000 total by the end of November.
Known as “Abandoned Bonds,” the cash is from unclaimed money by those who posted bonds on court cases that have since been resolved.
November 20, 2013
City safety inspectors find hundreds of fire hazards and safety violations in fraternities and sororities at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign each year, yet it can take months before some violations are corrected, inspection documents show.
Almost all of the 60 fraternities and sororities inspected in 2012 had violations, many of which included disconnected smoke detectors, overloaded extension...
November 20, 2013
By Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess -- Though the City of Urbana’s website has been down for nearly two weeks, city officials said they still don’t know when it will be back up.
But she said she did not file the form because the county clerk’s office never notified her that she needed to.
Last week the Republican-led House of Representatives passed a bill to keep the government running if Obamacare is defunded.
This week the Democratic-led Senate is vowing to remove the provision to defund Obamacare as it debates the bill. The Senate vote is expected to happen on Sunday. House Republican leaders will then vote to accept the Senate bill or precipitate a shutdown.
New data released this week from the Census Bureau reports that income levels for the average American family, as well as poverty numbers, stayed the same in 2012 from the previous year.