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Know your rights on Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day

Know your rights on Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 6, 2014

The Fourth Amendment requires police officers to have a search warrant in order to legally enter a private residence. However, if officers see a felony being committed, they can then legally enter the premises. If arrested, do not resist, even if you feel you are innocent or if you feel that the arr...

Urbana City Council leaves property tax open to increase

By Eli Murray

November 20, 2013

An ordinance passed by the Urbana City Council on Tuesday leaves open the possibility to increase property taxes by nearly .05 percentage points. The possible tax hike would compensate for the budget deficit created by the tax exemption of two major hospitals. The ordinance set the levy amount at $7...

Urbana public works offers aid to Gifford, Council passes two ordinances

By Eli Murray

November 19, 2013

At the Urbana City Council meeting Tuesday, the council concluded with the approval of two ordinances. The first of the ordinances introduced changes to the way Urbana addresses and enforces handicap parking. Under the new ordinance, all mentions of “handicap” in the law were changed to say “per...