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Top of the Morning, Oct. 23, 2017

WHMS listeners weren't the only ones along for the ride Wednesday as two News-Gazette Media radio personalities made the trip up Neil Street from Windsor Road to their new studios in downtown Champaign.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 23, 2017
 
Local

Getting Personal: Rachel Schechter

Getting Personal: Rachel Schechter

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the Illinois Chess Association Youth Committee who is chess instructor at the Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana and former instructor at Carrie Busey and Dr. Howard elementary schools.

Living

The Reluctant Townie: Horror-movie music for all occasions

Because I do not control the seasons, I am forced to make the most of Halloween while it is here. To summon that spooky, mysterious feeling every day in October, I have taken to underscoring my life with music from horror films past and present.

Business

Wired In: Becky Fuller

Wired In: Becky Fuller

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the associate professor in the UI's Department of Animal Biology who created BassVisionTM, an app that shows anglers how a bass sees their various lures.

Local

Tom's #Mailbag, Oct. 20, 2017

Tom's #Mailbag, Oct. 20, 2017

This week: a missing sign of honor to Chief Illiniwek, missing apartments on Kirby Avenue, missing houses on Staley Road, the opening of the Lincoln/Olympian intersection, the hotel building at Lincoln Square, the reopened church on Church and where to recycle cooking oil. Really.

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Sun, 10/22/2017 - 7:00am

Dangers of lead: Who tests?

Dangers of lead: Who tests?

The water you sip in your local hospital has likely been tested for infection control purposes, but maybe not for lead.


Sun, 10/22/2017 - 1:11pm

Danville man arrested in shooting death on city's south side

Danville man arrested in shooting death on city's south side

Marcus Carter, 26, was arrested around noon Sunday in the death of Lucas W. Stark, 35, of Danville. The shooting was first reported about 3 a.m.



Sun, 10/22/2017 - 7:00am

Residents afraid rezoning will alter their 'quiet' area

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For more than three decades, Bill and Mary Beth Bogner have enjoyed the serenity of a farmland view across the road from their old Victorian-style farmhouse in Savoy.


Sun, 10/22/2017 - 7:00am

Scientist works hand in hand with nature

Evolutionary biologist Frances Arnold said there's no point in fighting with nature while she creates new biofuels and alternatives to pesticides.


Sun, 10/22/2017 - 7:00am

Tom Kacich: Shimkus' war chest dwarfs rivals' funds

If you think the fundraising numbers are cockeyed among the candidates in the 13th Congressional District ($1.13 million for Rep. Rodney Davis versus $549,875 for his four Democratic challengers combined), the 15th Congressional District numbers are positively lopsided.


Sun, 10/22/2017 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Oct. 22, 2017

Top of the Morning, Oct. 22, 2017

I asked News-Gazette graphic artist Lyncoln Delporte for a photo to run with this story. Silly me.


Sat, 10/21/2017 - 12:16pm

Savoy woman struck by alleged drunken driver

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Reports said Makena Brillhart, 19, was with a group that was crossing Green Street around 2 a.m. Saturday when she was struck.


Sat, 10/21/2017 - 2:14pm

High school football scoreboard: Oct. 20-21, 2017

High school football scoreboard: Oct. 20-21, 2017

The final week of the regular season is here for area high school football teams


 

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    Cities' yard-waste disposal programs raking in environmental benefits

    The efforts cost tens of thousands of dollars, but the payoff is 'closing the recycling loop,' said Mike Brunk, Urbana's city arborist, who helps manage its Landscape Recycling Center.

    Living

    Richard J. Leskosky: A full buffet of Hitchcock

    This year's News-Gazette Film Series event, which runs Monday through Friday, presents a smorgasbord of humor, suspense, creepiness and outright horror. All films screen at 7 p.m. at the Virginia Theatre.

    Entertainment

    Frank's Weekend Faves, Oct. 22, 2017

    This week: The best places to see fall colors, where to find our weekly list of live-music happenings, and a few flicks film buffs should be sure to take in.

     

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    Dave GentryThe DWS Morning Show (5-9am) with Dave Gentry, Elizabeth Hess, Dave Loane, Brian Barnhart, Carol Vorel, Greg Soulje, Adam Austin

    Get your day started with all the news, weather and sports you need, and plenty of fun, too! Today's 7:40 guest is Heidi Cordes of the Stephens Family YMCA.

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