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69-year sentence for Campustown shooter

Judge Roger Webber on Thursday sentenced Robbie Patton for the shooting death of one man and the wounding of three others a year ago.

69-year sentence for Campustown shooter
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The Health Reporter Is In: Dec. 14, 2017

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When visiting older parents for the holidays, are there some major Alzheimer's disease warning signs to watch out for?

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Nightlife listings, Dec. 14-21, 2017

Nightlife listings, Dec. 14-21, 2017

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

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Frank's Faves: 'Star Wars' films

Frank's Faves: 'Star Wars' films

From 'A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ...' to this evening in a theater near you, it's been a long, strange trip for George Lucas' fabled space-opera franchise.

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Notes-Worthy: Logan Allen

Notes-Worthy: Logan Allen

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with the 11-year-old drummer for After Curfew — a band founded in Champaign that plays all kinds of rock and takes any booking options and opportunities to grow.

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Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:00am

Jim Dey: For Champaign Central student, practice makes perfect on ACT

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Caleb Patton recently learned that he's one of a relative handful of exam takers nationwide to score a perfect 36. He took it three times, scoring a 35, a 34 — 'I was sick' — and finally, the elusive 36.


Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:00am

Danville railroad crossing where boy died to be upgraded

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Pending final approval by aldermen, the nearly $700,000 in improvements will include new crossing signals with flashing lights, bells and crossing arms, as well as rail-crossing warning signs leading up to the crossing.



Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:00am

Rotary's Cannon Grants put after-school program, food bank on the move

Rotary's Cannon Grants put after-school program, food bank on the move

Among the seven local nonprofits that are receiving grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 are the Urbana Neighborhood Connections Center, which will get a new bus, and the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, which will get a new forklift.


Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:00am

Software firm protests upgrade contract for UI's Chicago med school

Cerner Corp. filed the protest with the state's Chief Procurement Office for Higher Education over the $62 million, seven-year contract awarded Sept. 7 to rival software firm Epic Systems Corp., claiming the bidding process was unfair and tainted by a possible conflict of interest.


Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:00am

MTD board approves 30 percent increase in tax levy

MTD board approves 30 percent increase in tax levy

But it's not likely it will see that big an increase in property-tax receipts in the spring, and the effect on individual taxpayers is expected to be minimal because of the overall increase in the district's assessed valuation.


Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:00am

Danville man convicted of threatening police officer

A Vermilion County jury deliberated for 28 minutes before finding Ochein Wilson guilty. Assistant state's attorneys Dan Taylor and Aadam Alikhan said he was being arrested for domestic battery July 25 when he issued the threat.


Thu, 12/14/2017 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Dec. 14, 2017

Top of the Morning, Dec. 14, 2017

About 100 members of the UI chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha will make the short drive today to Champaign's Garden Hills Elementary School for the annual 'Pike Presents.'


Wed, 12/13/2017 - 6:18pm

Shooting near convenience store nets drug, weapons charges

Shooting near convenience store nets drug, weapons charges

Bond for Cameron Ross, 25, of Champaign was set at $750,000 Wednesday on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, armed violence, unlawful use of weapons by a felon and possession of controlled substance.


 
 

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