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The first computer on the University of Illinois campus was big, loud and couldn't hold a candle to today's smartphone. But at the time, the 5-ton, 10-foot tall ILLIAC was considered a breakthrough of astronomical proportions.

Whatever happened to ... this modern marvel?
Illini Sports

Whatever happened to ... the worst Illini football team ever?

Whatever happened to ... the worst Illini football team ever?

No way to sugarcoat it: The 1997 Illinois football team was the worst in school history. The only one to finish 0-11. Outscored 368-119. No games decided by fewer than 10 points.

Business

Just Askin': Thefts at Wal-Mart?

Email your question to business writer Ben Zigterman, and he'll chase down an answer.

A & E

Flordia Georgia Line opener returning to his roots

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Ryan Follese experimented with rock and pop before making his way back to country.

Columns

John Foreman: I just don't understand

Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget address was anything but a surprise. Yet it prompted howls of shock throughout Madiganistan.

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Sun, 02/19/2017 - 7:00am

The Big 10: On Ebert's typewriters, 50 years of Chief Illiniweks, fish at The DeLuxe and more

The Big 10: On Ebert's typewriters, 50 years of Chief Illiniweks, fish at The DeLuxe and more

Whatever happened to ... radio personality Brant Hansen, mall arcades, the merge-Champaign-with-Urbana movement and the past 19 Chiefs? We've got the answers.


Sun, 02/19/2017 - 3:22pm

ID of woman found in lake to be released on Monday

Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden said on Sunday afternoon that she wants to talk to the woman’s family first.



Sun, 02/19/2017 - 7:00am

Team approach to CPR advocated

Team approach to CPR advocated

Emphasis put on quick response, new techniques


Sun, 02/19/2017 - 7:00am

Free smoke detectors serve as tribute to fire victim

Free smoke detectors serve as tribute to fire victim

"We hate to see anyone die of smoke or fire anywhere in our community or the nation," said Fire Chief Gary Ludwig. "We don't know if the smoke alarm would have saved her or not. We just know there was none in the home."


Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Feb. 19, 2017

Top of the Morning, Feb. 19, 2017

My first thought was "This is pretty cool. It looks just like it did in the movie." My second thought was, "Wow, this place is so small."


Sat, 02/18/2017 - 10:00am

UPDATE: 'I heard a boom'

UPDATE: 'I heard a boom'

A woman who apparently set fire to a mattress in her backyard Saturday morning sparked a blaze that displaced her from her home and heavily damaged her neighbor’s house.


Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:41am

UPDATE: Body found in submerged vehicle

UPDATE: Body found in submerged vehicle

This morning at Lake Vermilion 


 

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    Today's Special: C-U comeback for Taco John's

    'Three decades ago, there was one on campus, and Taco John's definitely has a loyal following,' owner/franchisee Chris Saunders said. 'It was time we came back.'

    Entertainment

    Whatever happened to ... Garth Brooks' historic visit

    Twenty years ago, thunder rolled at the Assembly Hall as the county megastar thrilled more than 49,000 fans in three consecutive shows on March 7, 8 and 9 that sold out in less than three hours.

     

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