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From apartment complexes to strip malls, video gambling machines draw more and more customers

The first video gambling machines lit up in fall 2012 and more than 18,000 have gone online throughout the state since then.

From apartment complexes to strip malls, video gambling machines draw more and more customers
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Pink icing or blue?

Baby 'gender reveals' take on a life of their own

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What's cool in school: Technology in the gym at Urbana High School

What's cool in school: Technology in the gym at Urbana High School

Welcome to high school Phys Ed, 21st century style: with iPads.

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Dan Corkery: War memorial, which remains in storage, in need of new home

Dan Corkery: War memorial, which remains in storage, in need of new home

This story needs an ending, preferably a happy one. The happy ending would be a new home.

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Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:00am

Quite an experience

Quite an experience

Urbana High senior spent summer in South Africa as part of learning program


Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:00am

Ballot question would strengthen crime victims' rights

"For my family, it was not just about the emotional satisfaction about making the victim impact statement, but also about putting it in the record, making sure the victim's voice and story is in the record."


Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:00am

Jim Dey: Trick question: When is case over?

While smoking cigarettes may reduce one's longevity, litigation involving health dangers of cigarettes goes on and on.


Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Sept. 30, 2014

Top of the Morning, Sept. 30, 2014

Two more candidates for our "What's Cool In School" series.


Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:44am

Forbes 400: Khan movin' on up

Forbes 400: Khan movin' on up

UI grad and Flex-N-Gate owner checks in with an estimated net worth of $4.5 billion.


Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:30pm

Cabo's Cantina closes

Cabo's Cantina and Grill closed Sunday night after nearly a year in business at the Village at the Crossing in southwest Champaign.


Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:03pm

Inmate found hanging in cell in Ford County jail

An inmate at the Ford County Jail was rushed to an Urbana hospital after he was found Monday morning hanging by the neck from a bed sheet in his cell.


 

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It's not just grass that's green

There is something both disquieting and revealing about the effort by so many legal drug dealers to jump on the state's medical marijuana bandwagon.

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    Walgreen posts 4Q loss on Alliance-Boots charge

    Walgreen booked a $239 million loss in its fiscal fourth quarter after swallowing a huge accounting charge from its Alliance-Boots acquisition, but the drugstore chain's results still met Wall Street expectations.

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    110-mile ride to pay tribute to proud vet

    He served his country in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, then spent the rest of his life in Danville supporting and honoring veterans. This weekend, the American Legion Riders Post 210 will pay tribute to the late Harold "Sparky" Songer.