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Champaign man gets 30 years for molesting care facility resident

Dontrell Netter, 24, was convicted in December of aggravated criminal sexual assault, attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault and conspiracy to commit aggravated criminal sexual assault.

Champaign man gets 30 years for molesting care facility resident
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Athletes of the Week: Cassie Russo & Alex Shilts

Athletes of the Week: Cassie Russo & Alex Shilts

This school year, we’re giving our weekly honorees a chance to show off their teammates

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The Health Reporter Is In: Jan. 18, 2018

The Health Reporter Is In: Jan. 18, 2018

How safe is it to get a spray tan?

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Frank's Faves: Movie house cats

Frank's Faves: Movie house cats

This week's column is in honor of newest houseguest Layla, who, though she hasn't been an inhabitant for a full year, has managed to keep the mice at bay and warms laps nicely during a frigid winter.

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Nightlife listings, Jan. 18-25, 2018

Nightlife listings, Jan. 18-25, 2018

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here’s your guide to a night on the town.

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Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:06pm

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Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:56pm

Niece hopes 90-year-old victim did not remember assault

"But I do believe that even if she did not remember the events, she remembered the fear," the niece wrote in a statement to the judge sentencing Dontrell Netter.


Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:07pm

UI trustees approve tuition freeze

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Board Chairman Tim Koritz said he hopes the tuition freeze is “a step in the right direction” to reverse a continued exodus of Illinois students to Iowa, Indiana and other nearby states for college



Thu, 01/18/2018 - 7:00am

Craft-beer tap room to open in downtown Champaign in spring

Craft-beer tap room to open in downtown Champaign in spring

The Brass Tap will be in the One Main development, just south of the Orpheum Children's Science Museum. Franchise owner Samir Naik hopes to begin construction in the next three to four weeks.


Thu, 01/18/2018 - 7:00am

Gun-violence town hall focuses on need for community involvement

Gun-violence town hall focuses on need for community involvement

'The problem is that we disengage and blame local leaders,' said Sherri Williamson, president of Unit 4's PTA council, who organized the event. 'We want to educate the public on how you can get involved.'


Thu, 01/18/2018 - 7:00am

Parkland board approves contract for 8-acre solar farm

Parkland board approves contract for 8-acre solar farm

The contract approved Wednesday night calls for a 2-megawatt farm on the northwest corner of campus. Parkland would save $25,000 to $30,000 annually on electricity and pay none of the upfront or operating costs.


Thu, 01/18/2018 - 7:00am

East Lynn toddler getting needed kidney transplant thanks to aunt

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Mason Steiner, 2, who has bilateral renal dysplasia, is scheduled to have the transplant Jan. 31 in Indianapolis after the family learned that aunt Cheryl Steiner is 'a perfect match,' his mom said.


Thu, 01/18/2018 - 7:00am

Jim Dey: To win office, candidates must know how to play

Why did Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign go out of its way to note he believes a former leader of the KKK is racist? Chalk it up to a self-imposed imperative of staying on message by refusing to go off message even when doing so would avoid a rookie mistake.


Thu, 01/18/2018 - 7:00am

UI pulled 35 job offers over background checks in 2017

That's more than triple the number from 2016 but still just 0.3 percent of the total checks conducted. None involved a faculty applicant and only one was for an academic-professional position.


 
 

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