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Jobs

Jobs, jobs, jobs. That’s been the national mantra since the Great Recession hit in 2008, and it does not seem to be going anywhere. In our perpetual quest to illuminate U.S. connections with...

Immigration

 By Sean Powers/Illinois Public Media /The obesity epidemic in this country is running rampant, and it’s hitting Latinos especially hard. A program at the University of Illinois seeks to...

Housing

  By Landon Cassman/Over the past decade, communities across the country have demolished or sold hundreds of thousands of public housing units. Danville is aiming to be such a community. Though...

Justice

By Dave Hinton/Rantoul Press/WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bernard Ramos is a free man again. A legal mix-up has led to the release of the former caretaker at Cherry Orchard Village apartment complex....

Neighborhoods

By Chad Garland/For CU-CitizenAccess When is an ice cream truck not an ice cream truck?  According to Mahomet resident Zach Ware, it’s when it sells waffles and coffee. Ware’s...

Health Care

CHAMPAIGN — Frances Nelson Health Center, a Champaign clinic under the control of a Decatur organization for the past 11 years, could soon be back in local hands. A new not-for-profit...

Education

 Public school districts everywhere have seen dramatic increases in the number of low-income students as overall enrollment has decreased or remained the same.  Across the county, nearly...

Food

Editor’s note: Over the past eight months, Urbana city officials, including the mayor and the city’s community development department, have worked with residents in the Lierman...