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East St. Louis wide receiver changes mind Tuesday after saying 24 hours earlier he was 'really excited' to join Illinois 

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Getting Personal: Matthew Kelly

Getting Personal: Matthew Kelly

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the 40-year-old from Tuscola who co-chairs the Champaign-Urbana Initiative for Labor Diversity. He became a journeyman plumber/pipefitter for UA Local 149 and now is its business manager.

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Just Askin' | Squirrel fitness

Do squirrels lose weight during the winter?

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Wired In: Donald Ort

Wired In: Donald Ort

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the Robert Emerson Professor of Plant Science and Crop Sciences at the UI who is the principal researcher in a project to see if yields can be greatly increased by getting around a chemical glitch in plants.

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Tue, 01/15/2019 - 4:36pm

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Tue, 01/15/2019 - 7:00am

Daughter of Urbana's first black alderman sworn in as Ammons' replacement

Daughter of Urbana's first black alderman sworn in as Ammons' replacement

On Monday night, Shirese Hursey was sworn in as the Ward 3 representative, filling the seat vacated by newly elected Champaign County Clerk Aaron Ammons. The council also sent new designs for a proposed development in the 200 block of South Vine Street for a final vote.


Tue, 01/15/2019 - 7:42pm

Judge denies release of man acquitted by reason of insanity

Judge denies release of man acquitted by reason of insanity

Heidi Ladd found that Aaron Munds, 44, had not proven by 'clear and convincing evidence' that he is no longer in need of inpatient mental-health services.



Tue, 01/15/2019 - 7:43pm

Program battling child hunger in Danville gets $5,000 from Balloons Over Vermilion

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Retired nurse Rose Gates launched Children's Backpack program eight years ago to help feed children in need when they're not at school. Now, it's feeding more than 400 students, with the help of more than 30 volunteers.


Tue, 01/15/2019 - 7:19pm

Gibson City man convicted of sexually assaulting preteen girl

Ryan T. Schoolcraft, 43, faces at least 16 years in prison when he is sentenced next month for two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and one count of criminal sexual assault.


Tue, 01/15/2019 - 7:19pm

Paxton couple headed to trial after infant daughter's thigh fractured

Marcellas M. Mayberry, 31, and Madison M. Morscheiser, 19, have each been charged in Ford County Circuit Court with aggravated battery of a child, a Class X felony, and aggravated domestic battery, a Class 2 felony.


Tue, 01/15/2019 - 7:00am

Carle tax trial, Day 9: Employee queried on upfront surgery payments, salaries

Carle tax trial, Day 9: Employee queried on upfront surgery payments, salaries

Among other witnesses called were Champaign County's retired supervisor of assessments, Stan Jenkins, and Loren Stouffe, who handled applications for tax exemptions from hospitals for the state Department of Revenue before retiring recently.


Tue, 01/15/2019 - 7:00am

Champaign school board puts admin raises on hold; no word on why

Champaign school board puts admin raises on hold; no word on why

School board President Chris Kloeppel said the item would appear on a future agenda but didn't specify when. Questions from The News-Gazette about the raises, who they would affect and why they were delayed went unanswered by the district.


Tue, 01/15/2019 - 7:00am

Christensen trial: Judge rejects motions to suppress evidence, dismiss case

Christensen trial: Judge rejects motions to suppress evidence, dismiss case

On Monday, James Shadid denied six defense motions, including four to suppress evidence from the search of his apartment, secret recordings made by his girlfriend, and other statements he made before and after his arrest; one to declare the death penalty unconsitutional; and one arguing a lack of jurisdiction.


 
 

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