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Witness IDs defendant as shooter: 'He has perfect lips. I'm very confident'

Enjole Bowens, 37, testified that she had a 'clear view' of the man who shot Rakim Vineyard as she was sitting on her front porch July 19, 2014, identifying him as Joshu'ah Young, 19, of Urbana.

Witness IDs defendant as shooter: 'He has perfect lips. I'm very confident'
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Ron Zook and 'Dumb Loren'

Ron Zook and 'Dumb Loren'

When Loren Tate's cellphone rang during a Ron Zook press conference, the coach didn't react well. 'Dumb Loren didn't turn his phone off before the event and he got on me pretty good. It threw him off for a second.'

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A Life Remembered: Bob Miller

A Life Remembered: Bob Miller

Sages legend, who was a star basketball player, Monticello school board president, dairy owner and superfan, has died just before he turned 102.

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She went all out ...

... but the result for Janet Stroud was rhabdomyolysis, where the muscle cells are destroyed

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Getting Personal: Abby Foster

Getting Personal: Abby Foster

Staff writer Melissa Merli chats with 2017 Miss Illinois, a 20-year-old from Danville who is a student at Ball State University.

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Accident near Paxton sends six to hospital

Accident near Paxton sends six to hospital

Today: Pickup truck was struck by an SUV at a rural intersection just north of Paxton.


Wed, 07/26/2017 - 2:00pm

The Health Reporter Is In: July 26, 2017

The Health Reporter Is In: July 26, 2017

Is there anything to the rumor that Presence Covenant Medical Center is being sold to OSF Healthcare?



Wed, 07/26/2017 - 3:52pm

Urbana's Crystal Lake to re-open Thursday

Urbana's Crystal Lake to re-open Thursday

Test results revealed safe levels of algae.


Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:00am

Illini's new practice location won't disrupt other teams

Illini's new practice location won't disrupt other teams

During the school year, hundreds of students use the Campus Recreation fields for soccer, rugby, lacrosse, flag football and other sports, but over the summer, they are used mostly by youth camps, which are already over.


Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:00am

Public's input for Dr. Howard Elementary sought today

Public's input for Dr. Howard Elementary sought today

As it begins conceptual conversations about the project, the Champaign school district has invited neighbors, staff, parents and members of the community to join them to share thoughts and ideas.


Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:00am

A life remembered: 'She never had anyone on the team, but she loved SJO'

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Nita Brooks, a passionate supporter of SJO athletics whom many dubbed the Spartans' ultimate super fan, died on July 21. She was 79 years old.


Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:00am

Soccer club aims to light up field at Dodds Park by fall

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The Illinois Futbol Club has proposed providing money to the Champaign Park District to pay for lights at one of the many fields at the popular soccer stop.


Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:00am

Tom Kacich: Even without Ammons, 13th District race is Democrat-heavy

The up to five contenders for the Democratic nomination to take on U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis next year would be the greatest number since the district was reconstituted in May 2011.


 

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    $1 sodas put added fizz in McDonald's U.S. sales

    The company said Tuesday that discounted drinks and a new line of pricier burgers helped boost sales in its flagship U.S. market by 3.9 percent at existing locations during the second quarter.

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    Meg Makes: Re-creating a spicy-sweet vegetarian salad

    A local Asian-fusion restaurant has a dish on its lunch buffet that I love — it's full of spice, crunchy cucumbers and sweet apples. My husband and I came up with an approximation we've enjoyed a few times.

     

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