February 6, 2014
What began as a reaction to the news that University of Illinois students would have to attend class during sub-zero weather quickly escalated into a discussion of racism, sexism and white-privilege that will take place during the #ONECAMPUS forum on February 6.
It all began on Sunday evening of January 26 after Chancellor Phyllis Wise sent a mass email to students that campus would be open for business the...
January 24, 2014
Pam G. Dempsey – Six local restaurants recently failed health inspections, and one of them is now at risk for losing its food service permit if it fails again.
Cravings, at 603 Wright St. in Champaign, was closed in December after failing its seventh health inspection with an adjusted score of minus 3 and 10 critical violations.
January 9, 2014
Extreme poverty is defined as those incomes that are less than half of the defined poverty income.
The maps below look at extreme poverty in 1990, 2000 and 2010 in the Champaign-Urbana area using census data.
In 1990, the census measured a poverty income for a family of four at $13,254.
December 4, 2013
By Richard Anderson -- Frances and Mitch Harris treasure these five minutes. They have plodded through the evening, trading partners and sharing laughs, surrendering to the spirit of community dance. Now they get to dance alone, together.
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.