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Developer has a different idea for proposed indoor UI sports arena

Peter Fox believes there's a better site for the facility: right across the street from State Farm Center, at the southwest corner of St. Mary's Road and Fourth Street. And next to his I Hotel and Conference Center.

Developer has a different idea for proposed indoor UI sports arena
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Nightlife listings, Aug. 17-24, 2017

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

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Frank's Faves: Home runs and eclipses in film

Frank's Faves: Home runs and eclipses in film

Last Monday night, in the opening game of the senior softball league postseason tournament, yours truly actually hit a home run. This Monday, something a bit more frequent will happen.

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'A real solid freshman player'

'A real solid freshman player'

How good is Mark Smith? Longtime columnist Loren Tate says he'll start for Brad Underwood's first Illini team but recommends a heavy dose of patience. That goes for the rest of Underwood's team, too.

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Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:00am

Lisa Madigan: 'I know nothing about' possible opponent Harold

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The state attorney general touted her office's independent initiatives during a visit to the Champaign Public Library.

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:00am

Marcus Jackson/About Town: Adjusting to a time change

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WCIA anchor Jennifer Roscoe, who dropped the 10 p.m. newscast from her list of duties about a month ago, is getting the hang of her new on-air hours and increased family time.

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:00am

AG urges Rauner to sign student-loan bill in visit to Champaign

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S.B. 1351 would create a student-loan bill of rights to better protect borrowers from abuses in the industry, Lisa Madigan's office said. The bill was approved 34-15 in the Senate and 63-48 in the House.

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:00am

Angel Moms aims to break silence for those who've lost a child

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If there's not a word for those who have experienced that loss, there is at least a new support group for mothers going through the same thing that one Danville woman has.

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:00am

No brush-off for broomcorn at UI's 60th Agronomy Day

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It's one of 21 topics on the agenda for today's event, which in the past has brought in anywhere from 700 to 1,100 people, organizer Bob Dunker said.

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:00am

Parkland trustees approve four-year contract for president

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The deal provides Tom Ramage, 50, with a base annual salary of $245,824.47, and annual increases of not less than 3.5 percent a year.

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:00am

Jim Dey: What was area lawyer thinking with harassment campaign?

Earlier this month, the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission filed charges against Drew R. Quitschau, 40, formerly with the Bloomington firm of Thomson & Weintraub, in connection with his long-running stealth campaign against a fellow lawyer.

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Aug. 17, 2017

Top of the Morning, Aug. 17, 2017

It's men's basketball coach Brad Underwood's turn to mingle with the Wrigley Field set today.


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