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Tom's #Mailbag, May 26, 2017

In a packed mailbag this week: property assessments, a mysterious hilltop table at Orchard Downs, summer shows at the State Farm Center, Priceless Books, court fines and oh, so much more.

Tom's #Mailbag, May 26, 2017
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Clergy Corner, May 26, 2017

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Managing Editor Jeff D'Alessio's weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders. This week: Farmer City's Trinity Community Fellowship marks 25 years.

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Census special: How big is your town?

Census special: How big is your town?

Foosland checks in as the smallest town in the area, while Champaign has continued to grow, solidifying its spot as the 10th-largest city in the state.

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Jim Dey: Bridge tournament? 99-year-old's not troubled

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For Christine Carroll, who's been playing for about nine decades, it's just another game at another table in another place that's hardly as exotic as tournaments she's played in Japan, Great Britain and France.

A & E

Frank's Faves: Windy movies

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This week: "Gone With the Wind" is a great movie title — and an apt description of the state of my roof.

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Fri, 05/26/2017 - 8:54pm

UPDATED: Flash-flood warning for Vermilion County

UPDATED: Flash-flood warning for Vermilion County

The flash flood warning for northern Vermilion County has been extended until 5 a.m. Saturday.


Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:33pm

Head-on collision kills motorcyclist in Coles County

State police said the accident was the result of a car trying to pass a semi on a rural road Friday morning.



Fri, 05/26/2017 - 1:54pm

I-74 crash results in injuries

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Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:01pm

Friday on the Farm, May 26, 2017

Each Friday, business and agriculture writer Ben Zigterman puts the camera on an area farmer. Next up: Dirk Rice, who farms near Philo and has been experimenting with cover crops.

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Fri, 05/26/2017 - 1:41pm

Cause of death for Centennial student may be released next week

Cause of death for Centennial student may be released next week

The chief medical examiner in St. Louis, Missouri, said his office had been waiting on final lab results, but he said those are now available.


Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:28pm

Vandalism to field forces Rantoul Township's graduation indoors

Vandalism to field forces Rantoul Township's graduation indoors

Principal Todd Wilson said someone used chemicals to create expletives and obscene artwork in the middle of the field.


Fri, 05/26/2017 - 7:00am

Memorial Day 2017: List of area ceremonies and services

Memorial Day 2017: List of area ceremonies and services

Please email any updates to news@news-gazette.com.


Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:26am

Weapons case ends in mistrial

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Jury deliberated about three hours and told the judge they were hopelessly deadlocked about what Darius Kirk may or may not have done on Nov. 1.


 

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