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No charges to be filed against driver or passenger in alleged sex assault on UI campus

'We can say that while sexual activity did take place, based on the investigation, it was not unreasonable for the accused Uber driver to believe that the sexual activity was consensual,' Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz said.

No charges to be filed against driver or passenger in alleged sex assault on UI campus
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2018-19 High School Confidential: Week 15

2018-19 High School Confidential: Week 15

This week's report from our many area hallways

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Teacher of the Week: Jessica Creech

Teacher of the Week: Jessica Creech

The eight-year veteran who's in her fourth year teaching special-education students in grades 3 through 5 at the Middlefork School in Danville is a big believer in stations.

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Legally Speaking: Steve Ziegler

Legally Speaking: Steve Ziegler

'We have a lot more information now, and a lot more good information. The body cams have been a big help, frankly. There's no real question about what happens at the scene of some arrests. ... They eliminate a lot of false claims.'has seen many changes during his law career and reminisces about his work in this week's podcast.

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Tim Mitchell's Oscar-nomination predictions 2019

Our staff writer has been predicting nominations and awards since 2007.

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Wed, 01/23/2019 - 1:21pm

UPDATE: After fire, Mount Olive finds new home for services

UPDATE: After fire, Mount Olive finds new home for services

CU Church steps up: 'They have been gracious and are allowing us to hold our services there until we can get something figured out on a more permanent basis.'


Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:35pm

NFL star returning to Danville for a cause

NFL star returning to Danville for a cause

Trent Sherfield raffling game-worn cleats on Saturday



Wed, 01/23/2019 - 4:51pm

UPDATE: Fire at Urbana apartment displaces 3 residents; no one hurt

UPDATE: Fire at Urbana apartment displaces 3 residents; no one hurt

Urbana Fire Marshal Phil Edwards said firefighters were called to the 1300 block of Brookstone Court around 1:30 p.m., where a teen said he had left the food on the stove, laid down and woke up to flames.


Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:00am

UI's latest 'One Book One Campus' selection digs into racial realities of today

UI's latest 'One Book One Campus' selection digs into racial realities of today

Angie Thomas, author of the No. 1 best-seller 'The Hate U Give,' will speak at a free public lecture at 8 p.m. today in Illini Rooms A, B and C at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U.


Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:00am

Champaign council not yet ready to regulate e-cigarette market

But during a study session Tuesday, members agreed the city should do something to regulate products high in nicotine and support efforts to curb nicotine addiction in teenagers.


Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:00am

Carle tax trial, Day 14: Charity-care specifics under microscope

Carle tax trial, Day 14: Charity-care specifics under microscope

Indianapolis-based health care consultant Kevin Cornish said there were clearly at least a couple data-entry errors in the information tracking when people applied for it and when it was approved or denied.


Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:00am

Urbana council OKs removal of parking lots near Lincoln Square

Urbana council OKs removal of parking lots near Lincoln Square

Northbrook-based Brinshore Development has proposed using the land to build an arts-centered apartment building.


Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:00am

Jim Dey | Is Illinois' FOIA statute a sword or a shield?

A recent appellate court decision is significant because it provides a road map for how the courts should examine claims by private state contractors who claim they are exempt from the law.


 
 

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