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Urbana school board president recovering after stroke

Superintendent: 'We are happy to report that his condition is stable and he is doing well'

Urbana school board president recovering after stroke
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'It doesn't stop with an opinion'

Unique course teaches college students and children about the dangers of racial separatism

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Just Askin' | Recycling large plastics

Just Askin' | Recycling large plastics

Is there any way to recycle items like laundry baskets, storage tubs, plant pots, etc.? They have recycling symbols, and it would be nice to keep them out of the landfill.

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High school football scoreboard: Oct. 12-13, 2018

High school football scoreboard: Oct. 12-13, 2018

Champaign Central is eligible for the playoffs, but a sixth win to secure a playoff berth eluded the Maroons on Friday night

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Tom's #Mailbag, Oct. 12, 2018

Tom's #Mailbag, Oct. 12, 2018

Graffiti-filled house in Pesotum, a longtime Christmas tree vendor in Champaign County, planned park improvements in Champaign, a street repair in Urbana, a fast food shop in Mahomet, panhandling in Champaign-Urbana, Scott Eisenhauer's radio future in Danville, a homeless woman in Savoy, the old Union Bus Station in downtown Champaign ... I could go on and on — and I will.

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Tue, 10/16/2018 - 2:26pm

Probation for pair tied to botched plan to rob drug dealer

Probation for pair tied to botched plan to rob drug dealer


Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:50am

Chase ends in arrest of suspect in gang-related activity

Chase ends in arrest of suspect in gang-related activity

The deputy activated his lights to pull the car over but it sped up to about 80 and refused to stop.



Tue, 10/16/2018 - 7:00am

Health district educators ensuring middle-schoolers get comprehensive sex ed

Health district educators ensuring middle-schoolers get comprehensive sex ed

For the past five years, they've been going into Champaign, Urbana and Rantoul schools with a seven-week, evidence-based curriculum that includes info about sexually transmitted diseases, birth control, abstinence and consent.


Tue, 10/16/2018 - 7:00am

UI faculty senate on board with chancellor's post-Chief initiative

UI faculty senate on board with chancellor's post-Chief initiative

The senate voted 64-29, with eight abstentions, to support a resolution offered by education Professor Nick Burbules that supports Robert Jones' 'Critical Conversations' plan, calling it a 'good-faith effort to heal campus divisions over the issue and to seek a sustainable way forward.'


Tue, 10/16/2018 - 7:00am

County treasurer candidates can't reach date for potential debate

County treasurer candidates can't reach date for potential debate

Democrat Laurel Prussing will have the floor to herself at the event she scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Urbana Free Library; incumbent Republican John Farney said he had prior commitments.


Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:51am

UPDATED: Atkins Tennis Center expected to reopen Wednesday

UPDATED: Atkins Tennis Center expected to reopen Wednesday

Crews are still working on repairing the transformer.


Tue, 10/16/2018 - 7:00am

Urbana council OKs rezoning for Union Gardens, defers annexation votes

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Community members filled the council chambers to voice their opposition to the project that would see 400-plus units catered toward students and young professionals built in an area straddling the Champaign-Urbana line north of both cities.


Tue, 10/16/2018 - 7:00am

Urbana man facing assault, weapons charges

Urbana man facing assault, weapons charges

Antoine Lee Wallace, 37, was charged Monday with one felony count of being an armed habitual criminal and one count of aggravated assault of a police officer.


 
 

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