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Rantoul man gets 20 years for aggravated battery of a child

Judge Tom Difanis speaks during a sentencing hearing for Christopher Collins in Courtroom B at the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.

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The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Nov. 19, 2017

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Nov. 19, 2017

Picking up where we left off last week, we'll honor loved ones lost in 2017 — folks who didn't live in the spotlight — by sharing stories from sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives throughout November.

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Getting Personal: Kathy Wallig

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Staff writer Paul Wood chats with 66-year-old former Urbana schools public relations coordinator, journalist and METCAD dispatcher — and mother of three public servants.

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Today's Special: Piato Restaurant to move, switch to catering

Today's Special: Piato Restaurant to move, switch to catering

The eatery in Lincoln Square, which has established a reputation over the last 12 years for its homemade soups, salads, fresh sandwiches and organic frappes, will close Dec. 24 and re-emerge in January.

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Wired In: Keilin Jahnke

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Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI doctoral student and founder of Akelos, which aims to help nonprofit organizations create community-specific solutions for water-distribution and -filtration needs.

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Mon, 11/20/2017 - 7:53am

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Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:32pm

UPDATE: Rantoul man off to prison for 'atrocious behavior'

UPDATE: Rantoul man off to prison for 'atrocious behavior'

Judge Tom Difanis noted that even though Christopher Collins had no prior criminal convictions and is considered a good person by many, “the abuse inflicted on this child was horrific.“


Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:48pm

Cause of major blaze north of Danville is 'undetermined'

Cause of major blaze north of Danville is 'undetermined'

State fire marshal's office is still investigating



Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:09am

Circle K, Dollar General robberies linked

Rantoul police searching for culprits


Mon, 11/20/2017 - 7:00am

Bradley Avenue: Pedestrian safety under review after two deaths

Bradley Avenue: Pedestrian safety under review after two deaths

After the same stretch of West Bradley Avenue was the site of two strikingly similar pedestrian deaths in under a year, the city is ramping up safety efforts.


Mon, 11/20/2017 - 7:00am

UI's Rhodes scholar joins a select few

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Senior is school's 10th to be so honored, first since 1998.


Mon, 11/20/2017 - 7:00am

Judge: Deeming juvenile's behavior habitual 'the best option to protect the public'

Ruling puts 15-year-old behind bars until 21.


Mon, 11/20/2017 - 7:00am

Those Who Served: 'I could not have done what she did'

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Yuki Llewellyn knows what it's like to grow up in an interment camp.


Mon, 11/20/2017 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Nov. 20, 2017

Top of the Morning, Nov. 20, 2017

I've talked often here about our use of Google's technology to provide interactive maps alongside stories on our website, but it was our own mapping software that got a workout Thursday evening.


 
 

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