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Top of the Morning, Sept. 25, 2017

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Top of the Morning, Sept. 25, 2017

Getting Personal: Matt Difanis

Getting Personal: Matt Difanis

Staff writer Melissa Merli chats with the 41-year-old from Mahomet who is a real-estate broker, owner of RE/MAX Realty Associates in Champaign and president-elect of the Illinois Realtors trade organization.


The Reluctant Townie: 'Last Chance to Kill,' starring the GOP

The Republican senators huddled together, forming a small circle around a ceremonial dagger laid out on the grass. 'If ever we are going to strike, we must strike now,' said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.


Wired In: Matt Caesar

Wired In: Matt Caesar

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI computer-science professor and co-founder of Veriflow, whose software helps model and manage networks so as to protect them from vulnerabilities and outages.

A & E

Studio Visit: Rachel Storm

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Staff writer Melissa Merli chats with the 31-year-old artist from Urbana who serves as the city's public arts coordinator.

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Sun, 09/24/2017 - 4:02pm

Mixed reviews over anthem antics


NFL-Trump dispute plays out before Sunday's games

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 10:16am

NFL protests playing out


Shad Khan, owner of the Jaguars, locks arms during anthem.

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 7:00am

Thieves likely got your personal data

Victim or not, it pays to monitor your credit

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 7:00am

Police weighing unexpected costs of body cams


Some departments say Illinois' new rules make storing footage too expensive

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 7:00am

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Sept. 24, 2017

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Sept. 24, 2017

We asked 10 UI grads who've gone on to big things to tell us about the Campustown places and spaces that made the most indelible impressions on them.

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:00am

Photographer on mission honored for work in Haiti

Photographer on mission honored for work in Haiti

Karyl Wackerlin will receive the Human Rights Award at today's Immigrant Welcome Awards in Urbana for her 'Soul Journey: Haiti' project, which has taken 45 local women to support an orphanage in the impoverished country.

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:57am

Five wounded in shooting in Danville

Three women and two men were hurt. Police said none of their injuries appeared life-threatening.


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    Champaign-born developer headed to prison for fraud in Quad Cities

    UI grad Todd Raufeisen was sentenced to six years for defrauding 22 investors out of $1.7 million between 2010 and 2016. While he had worked on projects in Champaign and Savoy, those cities said they were not affected by his crimes.


    Two rare honors in one performance for woodworking musician

    When Steve Rodman of Danville performs in an Aspen, Colo., show marking the 20th anniversary of John Denver's death, he'll be playing a guitar he was asked to build out of floor joists from Woody Guthrie's childhood home.



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