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Tackling a school shooter? For those who know M-S grad, 'That's Jason'

'I can tell you that there's no surprise in what he did,' said family friend Jim Johnston. 'That's a guy that runs toward that kind of stuff.'

Tackling a school shooter? For those who know M-S grad, 'That's Jason'
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Weekend Planner: Tagged, ready to bag

Weekend Planner: Tagged, ready to bag

The former County Market grocery store at 312 W. Kirby Ave., C, will be filled with merchandise and customers this weekend for the 34th annual Champaign County Humane Society Giant Garage Sale.

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The water's fine: A guide to 2018 municipal-pool season

The water's fine: A guide to 2018 municipal-pool season

The Memorial Day weekend kicks off municipal-pool season. Here's news and notes from around the area, courtesy staff writer Tim Mitchell.

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Clergy Corner, May 25, 2018

Clergy Corner, May 25, 2018

In this week's edition of our feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Debra Pressey looks at the Muslim American Society of Urbana-Champaign chapter's ninth annual Ramadan Iftar dinner, set for May 31.

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2018 Memorial Day weekend events

2018 Memorial Day weekend events

A complete list of events in our area.

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Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:58am

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Sat, 05/26/2018 - 7:00am

Luke Bryan in Pesotum: 'We'll turn this cornfield into a party'

Luke Bryan in Pesotum: 'We'll turn this cornfield into a party'

The country star's Sept. 28 concert in farmland northwest of town owned by The Atkins Group is the talk of the town. Tickets go on sale June 6.


Sat, 05/26/2018 - 7:00am

Due diligence, licensing next steps in sale of county nursing home

Due diligence, licensing next steps in sale of county nursing home

The agreement says the new operator will rehire all of the home's current employees who pass a background check — plus agree not to terminate 10 percent or more of the staff in the first 60 days or 20 percent or more in the first six months.



Sat, 05/26/2018 - 7:00am

A Life Remembered: 'I've never met anyone who did not like my dad'

A Life Remembered: 'I've never met anyone who did not like my dad'

Wilbur Flessner of Rantoul, who died May 18 at age 90, was recalled as a teller of stories — and a man who was well-loved and respected.


Sat, 05/26/2018 - 7:00am

Utility workers, volunteers give Lake Vermilion a thorough cleaning

Utility workers, volunteers give Lake Vermilion a thorough cleaning

Crews worked from 8 a.m. until noon pulling out debris in a majority of the lake while conservation district workers and volunteers concentrated on the north end with canoes and smaller boats.


Fri, 05/25/2018 - 9:29am

UPDATE: Suspect in suburban Indianapolis school shooting in custody

Eighth-grader Chris Navarro said he was inside an auditorium when he heard several gunshots about a minute before the bell rang for the change in classes.


Fri, 05/25/2018 - 7:38pm

UI football players charged with theft for allegedly stealing park statue

UI football players charged with theft for allegedly stealing park statue

James Marchese, 21, and Drew Murtaugh, 20, face charges after the sculpture, titled 'Startled,' went missing from its base in Scott Park on April 29 and reappeared on the roof of their apartment complex May 5.


Fri, 05/25/2018 - 8:24pm

Rantoul man ordered to write apology to police dog, officer he threatened

Benjamin Mason, 21, also has to pay a $500 fine and perform 120 hours of public service during his two years of probation, handed down after he admitted spraying Champagne and throwing the bottle at the dog and his handler.


Fri, 05/25/2018 - 7:21pm

Ford County militia members' trial pushed back to Aug. 21

Ford County militia members' trial pushed back to Aug. 21

In brief hearings Friday before U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce, attorneys for Michael Hari, 47, Joe Morris, 22, Ellis "E.J." Mack, 18, and Michael McWhorter, 29, all of Clarence, asked for more time to prepare defenses for their clients.


 
 

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