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Ebertfest Day 3 | Chaz Ebert looking to go from award presenter to recipient

There could more such accolades in her future now that she is following up on something she feels has always been in her: making movies.

Ebertfest Day 3 | Chaz Ebert looking to go from award presenter to recipient
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Weekend Planner | Steps toward awareness

Weekend Planner | Steps toward awareness

More than 800 participants are expected at the ninth annual CU Autism Walk and Resource Fair, set for 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Champaign County Fairgrounds.

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Tom's #Mailbag, April 20, 2018

Tom's #Mailbag, April 20, 2018

A lot of infrastructure questions this week, with a little bit of table shuffleboard and April snowfall for variety. Queries about Cronus, campus construction, a railroad crossing, a safer University Avenue around Central High School, potholes in the post office parking lot and more.

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Clergy Corner, April 20, 2018

Clergy Corner, April 20, 2018

In this week's edition of our feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Debra Pressey looks at Faith United Methodist Church's special service Sunday where baritone Richard Todd Payne will read from Martin Luther King's famous 'I Have a Dream' speech, with music provided by the church's choir.

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Nightlife listings, April 19-26, 2018

Nightlife listings, April 19-26, 2018

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

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Sat, 04/21/2018 - 1:19pm

Youth hospitalized from fight outside Centennial High School

"It was a fight, the motive for which was unclear. There were multiple people involved but one appeared to be seriously injured and remains hospitalized. We are in contact with his family," Deputy Champaign Police Chief Dave Shaffer said.


Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:28am

Early morning accident claims Newman man

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Clayton P. Garwood, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at the intersection of Illinois 49 and County Road 200 N about two miles east of Broadlands.



Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:00am

Ebertfest Extra | 'Columbus' director inspired by Indiana town's architecture

Ebertfest Extra | 'Columbus' director inspired by Indiana town's architecture

The film, altogether shot in the town, also shows its seedy side, where a character played by the relatively unknown Haley Lu Richardson lives with her addict mother.


Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:00am

Students mark Columbine's 19th anniversary with gun-violence teach-ins

Students mark Columbine's 19th anniversary with gun-violence teach-ins

In Urbana, students gathered at the Independent Media Center for a day of workshops to spark discussion and work on solutions, while three Champaign Central seniors organized an event in the school's library.


Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:00am

Urbana fire chief retiring after 25-plus years on job

Urbana fire chief retiring after 25-plus years on job

Brian Nightlinger's last day will be April 30, at which point an interim chief will be appointed while the city searches for a replacement.


Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:00am

Property taxes up in most of area; Champaign schools' spike leads way

The total property-tax take by units of government in the county this year is $362 million, up from $332 million last year. Most of the $29.7 million increase is because of the $16 million hike in taxes within the Champaign school district.


Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:00am

Danville police investigating string of armed robberies at businesses

They have not said if the incidents, which all happened in the past few weeks, are related.


Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, April 21, 2018

Top of the Morning, April 21, 2018

Dawn Van Buskirk's breakthrough — she is the first woman to win the Ray Eliot Award since it was introduced in 1978 — was a highlight of the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association convention this month in Champaign.


 
 

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