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Woman who placed online sex ad says defendant beat, robbed man who answered it

At Blake Wilson's trial for armed robbery, Chelsey McReynolds, 23, testified that once the victim was in a Rantoul apartment, Wilson 'bum rushes him and beats him. He landed on the air mattress and Blake hits him with the gun.'

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The Health Reporter Is In: Aug. 24, 2017


Since OSF HealthCare is going to be the new owner of Presence Covenant and Presence United Samaritans medical centers next year, how generous is OSF in providing charity care?


Mixing golf and politics

Mixing golf and politics

Illini senior Dylan Meyer is headed to the PGA. Or maybe the White House.

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Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:45pm

Parkland's Harden has choice to make (w/video)

Parkland's Harden has choice to make (w/video)

Board member or associate professor of English: She can't do both, judge rules.

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:36am

County executive candidate: $117,269 salary too high

County executive candidate: $117,269 salary too high

'I think it would be better to set it either at the midpoint or a little bit lower,' Darlene Kloeppel, an Urbana Democrat, said today. 

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:00am

Accused kidnapper's lawyers to seek more time from court

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'We expect to file a motion to continue the trial which will either be joined in by the government, or will not be opposed by the government, as both sides know that much more discovery is yet to be delivered,' said Tom Bruno.

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:00am

Timeline set for long-delayed fertilizer plant in Douglas County

While no official groundbreaking date has been set, Cronus spokesman Peter Gray said construction would likely begin in the second half of 2018 and take 37 months, putting the opening in the second half of 2021.

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:00am

Ameren deploys some new eyes in the sky

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Riley Adams, manager of electric initiatives, said the fleet of 36 drones heighten safety and save time in inspecting infrastructure, detecting power outages and planning for construction.

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:00am

Tom Kacich: Veteran congressman on a legislative roll

Three major pieces of legislation that U.S. Rep. John Skimkus, R-Collinsville, is sponsoring in the House have a chance to pass on their own or be incorporated into a mammoth infrastructure bill.

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:00am

Urbana superintendent tells school board S.B. 1 override vote is crucial

Don Owen said Tuesday night that, as a result of the governor's veto, for the first time in history, the district failed to receive two consecutive general aid payments from the state totaling $1.264 million.

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:00am

Halbrook running for re-election in 102nd House District

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The Republican legislator was elected in 2016, after winning a three-way GOP primary against James Acklin of Ogden and Randy Peterson of Paris.


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