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UPDATE: 1 dead, 4 hurt in head-on crash on U.S. 45 near Thomasboro

Johnterrieon Carter, 23, of Urbana, who was driving the car that lost control and crossed the median, was pronounced dead at 6:41 p.m. Friday at Carle Foundation Hospital; there was no word on the conditions of his three passengers or the driver of the garbage truck that was hit.

UPDATE: 1 dead, 4 hurt in head-on crash on U.S. 45 near Thomasboro
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Clergy Corner, Nov. 16, 2018

Clergy Corner, Nov. 16, 2018

In this week's edition of our feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Tim Mitchell talks with Robert Smith, who founded Champaign's Center of Hope Church after he says God intervened as he was about to commit murder to be initiated into a Chicago gang.

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The Health Reporter Is In, Nov. 16, 2018

Q: I have a 90 percent disability, 60 percent from Parkinson's. I am home by myself a lot of the time. My balance is bad, and I'm afraid that I may fall. Am I entitled to a medical button that detects falls?

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UI at 150: 'A safe and communal place'

UI at 150: 'A safe and communal place'

Among the 1,494 (and growing by the day) alumni stories you'll find on our special UI-at-150-and-beyond website is one from Facebook rising star ARIELLE GROSS ('11), who continues to do her UI professors and teachers at five Champaign schools proud.

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Nightlife listings, Nov. 15-22, 2018

Nightlife listings, Nov. 15-22, 2018

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

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Fri, 11/16/2018 - 6:50pm

State police responding to three crashes on I-74 in, near Urbana

State police responding to three crashes on I-74 in, near Urbana

Around 1 p.m., Illinois State Police tweeted about one in the eastbound lanes at mile marker 186.5; about 5:30 p.m., they tweeted about two more in the eastbound lanes at mile marker 184, near the Cunningham Avenue exit.


Fri, 11/16/2018 - 6:58pm

Man gets probation for stealing tools from van in Urbana hotel parking lot

Man gets probation for stealing tools from van in Urbana hotel parking lot

Tyris Cheers, 45, of Bloomington pleaded guilty to theft, admitting that on Oct. 22, he possessed two concrete saws and a drill that had been stolen earlier from a van parked at the Hampton Inn, 1200 W. University Ave.



Fri, 11/16/2018 - 2:00pm

Tom's #Mailbag, Nov. 16, 2018

Tom's #Mailbag, Nov. 16, 2018

Quite a variety of topics in this week's Mailbag including how soon Illinois will enact recreational marijuana, how a truck driver was able to fire ball bearings at passing motorists on I-74, how often interstate rest areas are closed to the public, why there are shipping containers along State Street in Champaign and whether those really are weather stations in Mahomet at a place where the buffalo roamed.


Fri, 11/16/2018 - 3:00pm

Champaign man gets 12 years for sexual assault of girl

Champaign man gets 12 years for sexual assault of girl

Toti Tatu-Commis, 39, who pleaded guilty to a single count of criminal sexual assault, will have to serve at least 10 years behind bars and then faces deportation to his home country of Congo.


Fri, 11/16/2018 - 7:00am

UI's enrollment boom, hiring freeze have student-faculty ratio soaring

UI's enrollment boom, hiring freeze have student-faculty ratio soaring

Executive Vice President Barbara Wilson told trustees at their meeting Thursday in Chicago that the Urbana campus's 18-to-1 ratio is now 'dead last' in its 10-member national peer group. In 2008, it ranked sixth.


Fri, 11/16/2018 - 7:00am

UI lecturer to oppose school's budget request over harassment scandals

UI lecturer to oppose school's budget request over harassment scandals

John Bambenek, an adjunct faculty member and member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, said he will withhold his vote until the UI enacts 'strong policies that actually prohibit unwanted physical touching and/or highly charged unwanted sexual talk.'


Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:42am

Bennett: Expect bill on recreational pot 'fairly early on in the next session'

Bennett: Expect bill on recreational pot 'fairly early on in the next session'

'To put an exact date on it is premature, but I think (Gov.-elect J.B.) Pritzker said last week that he hopes it is one of the first things he wants to do,' said the Democratic state senator from Champaign.


 
 

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