In a tight vote, Urbana City Council approved Champaign County to move forward with their expansion of the satellite jail to consolidate county facilities by 2024. Brandi breaks down what this means, and recaps the discussion from the July 5th Committee of the Whole meeting.
Julie chats with David Palmer about how his experiences have informed his decision to run for the IL-13 Congressional seat.
Nikki Budzinski and David Palmer highlighted their positions and qualifications in last night's primary debate.
"Equitable education needs to always be on our minds when making decisions."
After forging a relatively clear path to a second term as Mayor of Urbana, Diane Marlin looks back at the accomplishments of the last four years and ahead to the future of Urbana.
The sitting councilwoman of District 1 faces her first electoral challenge yet at the polls tomorrow, and if she wins, she's ready to affect change, and stop (most of) her colleagues from just paying lip service to the issues facing Champaign.
Sandra Ahten is a progressive candidate challenging long time incumbent school board member John Dimit.
"I’ve been on both sides of the policy process: in the street with a megaphone and at the table poring over reports. I want to use my experience to improve my community."
"It's easy to complain. What's not so easy is to roll up the sleeves, work, and help. It just seemed about time I help out for a change."
Julie talks with Justin Micháel Hendrix, an activist and write-in candidate for Champaign City Council.
The election may be over, but there is still work to do.
Here's where you'll be able to find updates about the 2020 election, local with some national races mixed in as well.
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