Urbana

Champaign Co. (ECWd) - The Illinois State Police and the City of Urbana, after being sued under the Freedom of Information Act for improper redactions, have provided unredacted records pertaining to the allegation of criminal shoplifting by State Representative Carol Ammons. Initially, both agencies redacted Ammons's...

URBANA, IL. (ECWd) - According to an article on CUPerspective.org, with ample supporting documentation, the now-appointed Alderman Erick Sacks was ticketed for the destruction of city property when he allegedly hired a contractor to remove asphalt on a newly paved alley behind his house. Read the article...

URBANA, IL. (ECWd) - We recently published the Attorney General's opinion that Urbana recently violated the Open Meetings Act twice by their content-based prohibiting of certain public comment during meetings. We redacted the AG's opinion by blocking out the victim's home addresses and personal email addresses. The...

Urbana, IL. (ECWd) - Reprinted with permission from checkcu.org please visit their website for more information on the Champaign-Urbana area. The November 16th Urbana City Council meeting brought greater insight into the heavy-handed and poorly defined public speaking rules imposed last month.  Apparently, the rules created by Mayor Diane...

Urbana, IL. (ECWd) - UPDATE #2: the Urbana School District has confirmed that Shamar Betts does not and did not work for them and is/was not a school district employee. The "afterschool program" at the Urbana Middle School was in cooperation with the Urbana Park District....