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Decatur landlords voice concerns on administrative court proceedings


A group of landlords feel they are getting an unfair shake and are calling on the City Council to change the way ordinance violations are handled in administrative court....

Quinn focusing on community organizing, not 2016 Senate run


He’s out of state government for the first time in twelve years, but former Gov. Pat Quinn doesn’t sound like he’s planning on retirement...

EIU tabs former Bradley provost David Glassman as new president


Eastern Illinois University has named Bradley University Provost David Glassman as its new president...

City Council to resume motor fuel tax discussion on Monday


The Decatur City Council will again hear arguments on whether or not they should adopt a local motor fuel tax to supplement road repairs...

U of I Professor joins cause to promote criminal code changes


Reviewing Illinois’ criminal code is a good idea, according to a University of Illinois law professor...

Rauner closing in on budgetary power


Gov. Bruce Rauner insists he’ll soon have the authority to reallocate funds to prevent certain state programs from running out of the money before the end of the fiscal year...

City Issues Winter Parking Bans effective at 8 am


The City of Decatur has issued a Snow Emergency and winter parking bans due to heavy snowfall...

Park District hopefuls focus on the future during NAACP forum


Two out of the three candidates running for the Decatur Park Board of Commissioners said their focus leading up to the election, and once elected, will be keeping the district moving forward...

Excelon continues to seek ways to keep nuclear power profitable


Exelon nuclear power plants want to be credited as clean energy in order to avoid closing...

City Council announces former Washington City Administrator as new Decatur City


The City of Decatur has announced that Timothy Gleason as its newest city manager...
Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign such a deal and Netanyahu was offering no useful alternative....
FACT CHECK: Did Netanyahu go too far in US speech?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overstated Iran's domination of the Middle East and understated the timespan of the nuclear deal taking shape with Tehran, while neglecting the role of Congress in lifting Iranian sanctions, in his speech to U.S. lawmakers Tuesday....
Officials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with its findings....
AP ANALYSIS: US on sidelines of key Iraqi battle against IS
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Sunni tribes have joined Iraq's military in the operation to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, but the U.S.-led coalition has not....
Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months....
 
 

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