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Damages from Vermilion County hailstorm estimated 'in the millions'

'We had hail damage to cars and buildings throughout the county, but Tilton, Westville and Catlin got hit the hardest,' said Ted Fisher, director of the Vermilion County Emergency Management Agency.

Damages from Vermilion County hailstorm estimated 'in the millions'
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Tom's #Mailbag, May 17, 2019

Tom's #Mailbag, May 17, 2019

The Mailbag is stuffed like a robin after a summer thunderstorm. Infrastructure questions about a lawsuit over the Windsor Road rebuild in Urbana, the front stairs to Foellinger Auditorium, a leaky roof at a mausoleum in Champaign, a soon-to-be-demolished house in central Champaign, the old Taffie's restaurant at Country Fair and a debris-clogged bike lane. Also, pulled pork sandwiches, the plastic bag tax and (again) offensive license plates.

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The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 19, 2019

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 19, 2019

We're up to 1,675 alumni tales at our 'UI at 150 Years & Beyond' website (uofi150.news-gazette.com), with fresh content added daily. Here's a new batch of 10 grads sharing memories about the people and places on campus and around Campustown that they won't soon forget.

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Getting Personal: Eileen Borgia

Getting Personal: Eileen Borgia

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the 74-year-old Urbana resident who worked in early-childhood care and education for 50 years. In retirement, she has become a nature guide and teacher.

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2006 Cold Case: Murder of Emanuel Boyd Jr.

2006 Cold Case: Murder of Emanuel Boyd Jr.

Police know what weapon was used to kill the 66-year-old Champaign man. Still, 'it's a frustrating case.'

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Mon, 05/20/2019 - 2:35pm

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Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:00am

Urbana planning range of cuts in effort to fill $2.5 million budget deficit

Urbana planning range of cuts in effort to fill $2.5 million budget deficit

The city announced Monday that for the third year in a row — and with the goal of saving $500,000 — it would be continuing to make cutbacks, revenue increases and other changes.


Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:00am

2nd lawsuit covering 21 more residents filed over Mahomet Aquifer gas leak

The situation came to light in late 2016 when some residents in the Mahomet area began noticing issues with their well water. Since then, Peoples Gas has acknowledged the leak a natural-gas well at Manlove Field, 4,000 feet underground.



Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:00am

UI admissions applications up 10 percent systemwide for 2019-20

UI admissions applications up 10 percent systemwide for 2019-20

'It's a record number of applications,' said Admissions Director Andrew Borst, adding that he's 'confident' that Urbana's new Illinois Commitment free-tuition program was a factor.


Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:00am

Several projects unfunded, underfunded in Champaign's $418.4 million plan

The new capital improvements plan also delays a number of them beyond their optimal schedule, according to the memo prepared for tonight's council discussion.


Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:00am

Moody's report: Illinois, New Jersey least prepared for recession

Chief among the issues are Illinois' large unfunded pension liabilities and the state's low "rainy day" reserves for when the national economy turns sour, the report said.


Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:00am

Champaign man facing weapons, DUI charges after weekend traffic stop

Champaign man facing weapons, DUI charges after weekend traffic stop

Joseph Mohammad Carter, 31, was charged Monday with being a felon in possession of or using a firearm and driving under the influence of alcohol.


Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:00am

Jim Dey | Is investigation of 1966 murder dead? Maybe, maybe not

Jim Dey | Is investigation of 1966 murder dead? Maybe, maybe not

Can authorities credibly claim their probe into the bludgeoning death of Valerie Percy, 21, daughter of then-U.S. Senate candidate Charles Percy, is 'active and ongoing,' or is that just rhetoric designed to allow them to resist FOIA requests for the 20,000-page case file?


Tue, 05/21/2019 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, May 21, 2019

Top of the Morning, May 21, 2019

As promised, Bill Taylor got his first haircut since 2011. The 71-year-old celebrated his Parkland College degree at the Depot Barber Shop in downtown Champaign, the site of our pre-trim photo shoot.


 
 

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