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Mayor Feinen to attend Harvard conference for new mayors

Feinen smiles as she walks into the room to be greeted by her supporters and interviewed by the media at the Brookens (???) on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. [This caption is all sorts of bad. Copy please surgery.]

By Vivienne Henning

December 1, 2015

Champaign Mayor Deb Frank Feinen has been invited to attend the Harvard Institute of Politics’ Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly Elected Mayors. Mayors from across the country will meet at Harvard University Dec. 8-11 for educational and preparatory programs to discuss leadership as we...

2 dead, 18 injured in New York explosion; gas leak cited as cause

Debris covers a van as firefighters battle a blaze at the site of a possible explosion and building collapse on corner of 116th Street and Park Avenue, in the Harlem section of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA/MCT)

By Michael Muskal and Tina Susman

March 12, 2014

NEW YORK — An explosion that destroyed two buildings in a busy Manhattan neighborhood and killed at least two people was caused by a gas leak, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio said Wednesday, and hours after the explosion, some people remained missing. De Blasio called the blast "a tragedy of the worst kind...

Champaign mayor: ‘The goal is to keep people out of trouble’ on Unofficial

Don Gerard

By Angelica Lavito

March 5, 2014

With Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day coming up this Friday, The Daily Illini sat down with Champaign Mayor Don Gerard to discuss the event. The Daily Illini: What are your thoughts on Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day? Don Gerard: Whenever you have great numbers of people you’re going to have a few bad ...