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Homer's Gracyn Allen wins the crown at Champaign County Fair Queen pageant

As Gracyn Allen prepared for Sunday's Miss Champaign County Fair Queen pageant, the 17-year-old Homer girl attached an American flag to the back of her blue swimsuit for good luck.

Homer's Gracyn Allen wins the crown at Champaign County Fair Queen pageant
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Getting Personal: Jamar Brown

Getting Personal: Jamar Brown

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the 35-year-old Champaign resident who works as a lab mechanic in the University of Illinois Department of Civil Engineering and an insurance agent and manages DJ shows in town.

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Just Askin' | Taking a lot of gambles

Just Askin' | Taking a lot of gambles

What are the top video-gambling spots in East Central Illinois?

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Wired In: Mark Van den Avont

Wired In: Mark Van den Avont

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois sophomore and creator of HexNest, a composite to replace foam in mats used in high-risk sports, such as gymnastics.

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The Reluctant Townie | Pitching virtual-reality apps for Oculus Go

The Reluctant Townie | Pitching virtual-reality apps for Oculus Go

Here are a few apps I would pitch to developers for their game-changing virtual-reality headset released in May.

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Sun, 07/15/2018 - 7:00am

Church still waiting on reward for Pendleton case tip

Church still waiting on reward for Pendleton case tip

FBI twice has denied pastor who made critical call


Sun, 07/15/2018 - 12:11pm

Kevin Anderson loses in Wimbledon final

Kevin Anderson loses in Wimbledon final

Former Illini falls in straight sets to Novak Djokovic at the All England Club



Sun, 07/15/2018 - 7:00am

Heart-to-Heart program connects patients, cardiac survivors

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Carle has fewer than 10 Heart-to-Heart volunteers and could use more to fill requests to expand this program, said Megan Holland, volunteer services director.


Sun, 07/15/2018 - 7:00am

Tom Kacich | Independent wants board to become less partisan

But first, Cathy Emanuel must overcome a challenge to her candidate petitions


Sun, 07/15/2018 - 7:00am

Brian Pruitt's mother: Let my son out of prison

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As a teen, he murdered his maternal grandparents, but now 'he's grown into a good man,' Karen Pruitt says ahead of hearing.


Sat, 07/14/2018 - 10:36pm

Police: UI student jailed after release from Carle

Police: UI student jailed after release from Carle

Samuel Applebaum expected to appear in bond court Sunday on preliminary charges of disorderly conduct, a felony.


Sat, 07/14/2018 - 1:56pm

Midday shooting in Champaign sends man to hospital

Deputies were called at 12:46 p.m. to the 1400 block of Queensway Drive.


Sat, 07/14/2018 - 7:00am

Farmer City welcomes back an 11-year-old fighter

Farmer City welcomes back an 11-year-old fighter

Kade Nichols, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor April 21 and had spent the intervening time having surgery to remove it in Peoria and rehabbing in St. Louis, returned to a large crowd of well-wishers Thursday.


 
 

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