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Dr. Howard's demolition - (photo only)

Dr. Howard Elementary has been reduced to rubble, as this drone photo taken by Anthony Zilis shows. The Champaign school district is razing the building and constructing a new one in its place as part of a $183.4 million plan that voters approved in 2016. The building at 1117 W. Park Ave. started as a four-room schoolhouse in 1910. Coming Thursday: Video of the demolition process.

Dr. Howard's demolition
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2018-19 High School Confidential: Week 4

2018-19 High School Confidential: Week 4

The latest from area hallways, courtesy 35 student correspondents

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Teacher of the Week: Miranda Simmons

Teacher of the Week: Miranda Simmons

The 11-year veteran at Salt Fork Junior High School loves her work teaching sixth-grade physical science, eighth-grade earth science and STEM classes for seventh- and eighth-graders.

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Campus Conversation: Esther Ngumbi

Campus Conversation: Esther Ngumbi

'I thought about every student that could be me that day. I realized that every student, every child, had the potential, it's only the opportunity that they lack.'

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Wed, 10/17/2018 - 9:15pm

Two hurt when semi rear-ends utility truck near Douglas-Coles county line

Two hurt when semi rear-ends utility truck near Douglas-Coles county line

The accident happened at 2:25 p.m. on Illinois 130 about a mile south of Illinois 133, southwest of Hindsboro.


Wed, 10/17/2018 - 8:03pm

Champaign police seeking help from anyone in area at time of fatal shooting

A Wednesday release urged anybody who drove, walked or biked through the area of Lawndale and Westfield drives between 1 and 1:30 a.m. Sunday to call police at 217-351-4545.



Wed, 10/17/2018 - 1:19pm

Urbana man escapes fire that destroys mobile home

Urbana man escapes fire that destroys mobile home

Shortly after noon, firefighters were called to the Loral Mobile Home Park to find a home engulfed in flames.


Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:04am

Legionnaires' disease update: Church water fountain to be tested

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District plans to do testing Wednesday at a local church and two other locations that could potentially be connected to six cases of Legionnaires' disease in Champaign County.


Wed, 10/17/2018 - 3:22pm

Champaign County Board member among 10 staffers suing Pritzker campaign

Champaign County Board member among 10 staffers suing Pritzker campaign

James Tinsley, who has been a field organizer for the Democratic candidate since July, is among the black and Latino staffers who filed the suit that says they were forced to work in unsafe areas and offered 'no meaningful opportunity for advancement.'


Wed, 10/17/2018 - 7:00am

DREAAM House founder aims to create 'culture of young learners'

DREAAM House founder aims to create 'culture of young learners'

For his efforts in creating and running the proactive pipeline program that aims to cultivate academic excellence and leadership in black males, Tracy Dace will be presented the Youth Advancement award at Friday's Champaign County NAACP Freedom Forum banquet.


Wed, 10/17/2018 - 7:00am

Vote on Eisenhauer's successor fulfills Danville alderman's dream

Vote on Eisenhauer's successor fulfills Danville alderman's dream

'I am going to do my absolute best to make this a great place to live, work and play,' said Rickey Williams Jr., who will take over Nov. 5 and serve out the remainder of the longterm mayor's term through May.


Wed, 10/17/2018 - 7:00am

Urbana to sell downtown block for $1 in development deal

Urbana to sell downtown block for $1 in development deal

The city reached an agreement with Green Street Realty to convert the 200 block of South Vine Street into a $5 million townhouse-style complex that could be completed by May 2020.


 
 

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