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Friday on the Farm, Oct. 20, 2017

Each Friday, business and agriculture writer Ben Zigterman checks out what’s happening in the farming world. This week, he interviews Chance Riggins, curator of the Crop Evolution Laboratory Herbarium at the University of Illinois, which could lead to improved seeds for farmers in the future.

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Ayo: Illinois is 'home'

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Five-star commitment: 'At the end of the day, I had a chance to build my legacy. I feel like I'm the best point guard in the country. I want to prove it in my home state.'

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Frank's Faves: Scouting movies

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"I still remember the entire Boy Scout motto. I don't remember the serial number of my gun in the Army. I don't remember the number of my locker in school. But I remember that Boy Scout code." — Tommy Lasorda

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Nightlife listings, Oct. 19-26, 2017

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

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The Health Reporter Is In: Oct. 18, 2017

The Health Reporter Is In: Oct. 18, 2017

Will the contract dispute between OSF Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield affect whether the two Presence hospitals will continue accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield?

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Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:00am

After 100 years, Arcola High School is still thriving

After 100 years, Arcola High School is still thriving

The district is inviting all alumni, former staff and community members to join a celebration of the building's centennial, set for noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the school.


Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:17am

Authorities investigating Georgetown man's death as homicide

An autopsy was performed Friday morning on 21-year-old Timothy Ellis.



Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:20pm

Can't do it again

Can't do it again

After twice fending off elimination during their October title defense, the Cubs had nothing left for Game 5 of their NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, falling 11-1 on Thursday night. 


Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:00am

County board rejects motion to request bids for nursing home

County board rejects motion to request bids for nursing home

The 11-11 vote that killed the effort, with Champaign Democrat Pattsi Petrie and the 10 Republicans in support and the 11 other Democrats in opposition, likely means the home will remain county owned for at least another year.


Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:00am

UI, University of Chicago announce research partnership

About 100 faculty, researchers and students from the UI's Urbana campus will collaborate with Chicago colleagues, entrepreneurs and industry leaders, working initially in the areas of advanced analytics and advanced materials.


Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:00am

Detective: Ex-Danville schools official took at least $22,000 in lunch money

Detective: Ex-Danville schools official took at least $22,000 in lunch money

Ralph Dunham testified that now-fired food-service director Greg A. Lazzell demanded that five female employees use cash from lunch accounts to reimburse him for purchases he made using district accounts.


Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:00am

Work on Champaign's New Market Commons to start this year

Work on Champaign's New Market Commons to start this year

The $4.1 million project to renovate the building at 500 N. Walnut St. on the northeastern edge of downtown was approved by the Champaign City Council this week.


Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:00am

Champaign County administrator moving to Rantoul

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The village board voted 4-2 Thursday night to approve Mayor Chuck Smith's selection of Rick Snider as village administrator. He will start Dec. 1; his annual salary will be $135,000.


 

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    Religion calendar, Oct. 20-26, 2017

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    Chuck Koplinski: 'Only the Brave' a powerful testament to heroism

    Joseph Kosinski's film is a fitting and suprisingly poignant tribute to Arizona's Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighting crew and their efforts fighting an out-of-control fire in 2013.

     

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