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Top of the Morning, Dec. 16, 2018

Results of Heritage High's annual holiday basketball tournament are usually posted on the 40-foot-long trophy case at the entrance of the gym.

Top of the Morning, Dec. 16, 2018
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Tom's #Mailbag, Dec. 14, 2018

Tom's #Mailbag, Dec. 14, 2018

It feels like the Christmas rush at Mailbag headquarters with questions about people who vote in more than one jurisdiction, the hiring of an interim school superintendent in Urbana, gasoline prices, handicapped parking spaces, courthouse security, and bright lights at Carle at the Fields.

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Clergy Corner, Dec. 14, 2018

Clergy Corner, Dec. 14, 2018

In this week's edition of our feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Tim Mitchell talks with Monsignor Stanley L. Deptula, the new pastor at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Champaign.

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The Health Reporter Is In, Dec. 13, 2018

What's the possibility that women under anesthesia at local hospitals could be getting unauthorized pelvic exams by medical students and not know it?

A & E

Nightlife listings, Dec. 13-20, 2018

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here's your guide to a night on the town.

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Sat, 12/15/2018 - 5:13pm

No Ayo, no problem as Illini break long spell without a winning streak

No Ayo, no problem as Illini break long spell without a winning streak

Illinois recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since January, posting a 73-55 triumph Saturday over East Tennessee State


Sat, 12/15/2018 - 7:00am

Asmussen | Charlie Finn loved his Illini

Asmussen | Charlie Finn loved his Illini

Nobody knew more about Red Grange than Charlie Finn, a lifelong Illinois football fan.



Sat, 12/15/2018 - 7:00am

Attorneys in Christensen case argue over federal vs. state jurisdiction

Attorneys in Christensen case argue over federal vs. state jurisdiction

One of the defense lawyers claimed Friday that the main reason federal prosecutors wanted the case was to seek the death penalty. U.S. District Judge James Shadid didn't issue any rulings.


Sat, 12/15/2018 - 7:00am

Smith's revised contract drops buyout cost to $1 million in 2021

Smith's revised contract drops buyout cost to $1 million in 2021

UI trustees signed off on the new contract Friday, nearly three weeks after athletic director Josh Whitman announced he was adding two years to the football coach's original six-year deal.


Fri, 12/14/2018 - 4:09pm

UPDATED: UI trustees fire tenured professor over falsified research

UPDATED: UI trustees fire tenured professor over falsified research

There was little discussion about the dismissal of Fei Wang, an associate professor in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology who was making $87,617 a year.


Sat, 12/15/2018 - 7:00am

Officials say failing sewer line at Garfield Elementary will require tricky fix

Officials say failing sewer line at Garfield Elementary will require tricky fix

The line is buried beneath the Danville school's gym, and Assistant Superintendent John Hart said the district must bring in engineers to assess the situation and recommend how to address it.


Fri, 12/14/2018 - 7:59pm

Woman acquitted of not having insurance in 2017 fatal car-pedestrian accident

The charges were filed against Paula Moore, 35, of Champaign after the victim's twin brother called in to WDWS' 'A Penny For Your Thoughts' to make a direct plea for justice to Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz, who was a guest on the program.


Fri, 12/14/2018 - 8:08pm

Coroner identifies man found dead in car on Illinois 1 near Rossville

Coroner identifies man found dead in car on Illinois 1 near Rossville

Coroner Jane McFadden said Danville attorney Steven L. Blakely, 53, was found dead in his vehicle at 1:47 a.m. Dec. 4 with no apparent injuries. A cause of death has not yet been determined. Investigators do not suspect foul play.


 
 

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    Resumed soybean sales to China buoy U.S. farmers

    Davie Stephens, a Kentucky farmer who serves as president of the American Soybean Association, said the resumption of sales is 'positive news' but that 'it is vital that this 90-day process result in lifting the current 25 percent tariff that China continues to impose on U.S. soybean imports.'

     

     
     
     
     

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