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'Me too' founder: 'It is a movement about survival'

Tarana Burke, who coined the phrase, challenged those who gathered Tuesday at the UI's Foellinger Auditorium to hear her speak to get involved with the effort to fight sexual harassment and assault.

'Me too' founder: 'It is a movement about survival'
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Teacher of the Week: Melissa Ward

Teacher of the Week: Melissa Ward

The kindergarten/first-grade teacher at Ruth M. Schneider Elementary School in Farmer City is known for being 'silly' with her students.

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Legally Speaking: Melby Huddleston

Legally Speaking: Melby Huddleston

'I can be the person that can transfer that message and be not only the doctor's voice but be that patient's voice. Wow. That's huge. It was more than just having a job. ... It was a mission.'

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A date with history in soggy shoes

Former President Obama's visit unforgettable; umbrella not so much

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'Biggest weekend ever'

'Biggest weekend ever'

Men's coach Brad Underwood will host E.J. Liddell, Terrence Shannon Jr. and Oscar Tshiebwe on official visits. Women's coach Nancy Fahey will have Brea Beal, Klarke Sconiers and Jeanae Terry on campus for official visits of their own.

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Wed, 09/19/2018 - 7:00am

Former Bresee Tower's new owners discuss plans for hotel-casino complex

Former Bresee Tower's new owners discuss plans for hotel-casino complex

In addition to a 20- to 40-room 1920s-themed hotel in what is now Collins Tower, Chris and Jeri Collins want to develop the area around it with a casino, an auditorium, an indoor amusement park, shops, restaurants and a speakeasy.


Wed, 09/19/2018 - 7:00am

Champaign council approves zoning changes for In-Town neighborhood

Champaign council approves zoning changes for In-Town neighborhood

The new rules were approved with a last-minute amendment and after more than a dozen residents spoke out against them, with one saying they could 'change the tenor of the neighborhood.'



Wed, 09/19/2018 - 7:00am

UI conducting survey to study drop in African-American enrollment

UI conducting survey to study drop in African-American enrollment

All 712 applicants who declined the university's offer will get one in an effort to help officials figure out the reasons why they turned the UI down.


Wed, 09/19/2018 - 7:00am

Urbana parents, staff unsatisfied with district's approach to discipline

Urbana parents, staff unsatisfied with district's approach to discipline

Public comment during Tuesday's school board meeting reflected a community still grappling with the district's new system.


Wed, 09/19/2018 - 7:00am

Jim Dey | Appeals court gives inmate choice on pursuing payout

Donald Beard Jr., 56, who is serving time at the Taylorville Correction Center, has a bird in hand in the form of a $50,000 damages award. But he's biding his time hoping that the proverbial two in the bush could be worth more.


Wed, 09/19/2018 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Sept. 19, 2018

Top of the Morning, Sept. 19, 2018

For years, Richard and Joanne Gerard have made the short trip to Jocko's in Danville for good food and company. On Friday, the restaurant's staff turned the tables on the Oakwood couple.


Tue, 09/18/2018 - 9:39pm

Litchfield man charged in alleged machete attack at Champaign house

Litchfield man charged in alleged machete attack at Champaign house

Andrew Paul Dowell, 38, was charged Tuesday with aggravated battery after police said he used it to inflict what they called minor wounds after pushing a Champaign man onto a bed in the victim's home.


Tue, 09/18/2018 - 7:33pm

Champaign cop's idea for 'safe zone' for web-sale exchanges now a reality

Champaign cop's idea for 'safe zone' for web-sale exchanges now a reality

After seeing people get ripped off, Officer Brian Ahsell came up with what he hopes is a crime-free alternative: two well-lit parking spots marked by signs outside the police station with surveillance cameras trained on them 24 hours a day.


 
 

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