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UI pushing tax-incentive program to attract businesses to college towns

The 'Grow Illinois' draft bill would provide 'significant' tax advantages for companies that set up shop in Illinois and are associated with a public university, President Tim Killeen said, with the hope that it will spur jobs for students.

UI pushing tax-incentive program to attract businesses to college towns
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Nightlife listings, Sept. 20-27, 2018

Nightlife listings, Sept. 20-27, 2018

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here's your guide to a night on the town.

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Frank's Faves: Closing lines

Frank's Faves: Closing lines

Just like people's last words, movie's last lines are not to be taken lightly. You never know how long they may endure, enshrined forever in the hearts and minds of film fans.

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Teacher of the Week: Melissa Ward

Teacher of the Week: Melissa Ward

The kindergarten/first-grade teacher at Ruth M. Schneider Elementary School in Farmer City is known for being 'silly' with her students.

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Legally Speaking: Melby Huddleston

Legally Speaking: Melby Huddleston

'I can be the person that can transfer that message and be not only the doctor's voice but be that patient's voice. Wow. That's huge. It was more than just having a job. ... It was a mission.'

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Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:09pm

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Wed, 09/19/2018 - 8:03pm

My Favorite Things: Heritage Superintendent Tom Davis

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The proud St. Charles High and Eastern Illinois University grad tells us what he loves best.


Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:00am

Former C.V. Lloyde building's face-lift: $630,000

Former C.V. Lloyde building's face-lift: $630,000

Work began Saturday to replace brick on the fourth floor, install new windows throughout and add storefront windows on the first floor, where new tenant Ratio Architects will set up shop.



Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:00am

Jim Dey | How credible is Pritzker's claim of simultaneous tax hike, cut?

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate's aggressive evasion on details requires a deeper inquiry into the details of what he is proposing to finance his ambitious social-spending plans.


Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:00am

Parkland board approves hiring of new marketing director

Champaign native Erin Shannon, who recently served as marketing manager for the parks, recreation and cultural arts department at the city of Bloomington, begins her new duties on Oct. 4.


Thu, 09/20/2018 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Sept. 20, 2018

Top of the Morning, Sept. 20, 2018

Centennial High's football players will get a kick out of playing at a Big Ten stadium on Saturday morning. The homecoming court? Maybe not so much.


Wed, 09/19/2018 - 2:26pm

UPDATE: Closure of Urbana's Garden Hotel means loss of jobs for staff

UPDATE: Closure of Urbana's Garden Hotel means loss of jobs for staff

The fire department ordered the 198-room business shut down Wednesday over problems with its fire-alarm system, which city Administrator Carol Mitten called a 'major life-safety hazard.'


Wed, 09/19/2018 - 7:37pm

Champaign woman gets second-chance probation for theft from employer

Shannon Riggin, 30, admitted that between December 2017 and March 2018, while employed as a teller at Busey in Rantoul, she pocketed thousands of dollars to feed her opioid addiction.


Wed, 09/19/2018 - 7:42pm

Rantoul man admits shooting at Foosland house in drug-payment dispute

Rantoul man admits shooting at Foosland house in drug-payment dispute

Sheldon Gross, 24, who pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated discharge of a firearm, faces up to 12 years in prison when he is sentenced in November.


 
 

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