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Photographer on mission honored for work in Haiti

Karyl Wackerlin will receive the Human Rights Award at today's Immigrant Welcome Awards in Urbana for her 'Soul Journey: Haiti' project, which has taken 45 local women to support an orphanage in the impoverished country.

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Weekend Planner: This may tickle the stuffing out of you

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The 25th annual Scarecrow Festival at AMBUCS Park in east Urbana is not much of a fundraiser for the club, said organizer Keith Jamieson. Instead, it's designed to promote the park at 1200 E. University Ave.

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#TheMJs, Sept. 22, 2017

#TheMJs, Sept. 22, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson provides a glance at the best Twitter has to offer.

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Nightlife listings, Sept. 21-28, 2017

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

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The Health Reporter Is In: Sept. 21, 2017

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What are some Urbana school children learning about autism, and does this kind of education help?

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Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:00am

Sports-memoribilia appraiser can help you find out if fortune is in the cards

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Michael Osacky of Chicago, a 2002 UI graduate who is certified by the National Association of Professional Appraisers, has appointments in C-U this weekend and is available to visit with others, as well.


Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:00am

Newly minted SJ-O Hall of Famer gets a special gift after Irma

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After the hurricane destroyed his summer cottage in Jacksonville, Fla., Navy Cmdr. Patrick Gegg learned that a couple had found his old Cub Scout uniform shirt on a beach.



Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:00am

Gold Star 500 bicyclists feeling burn on memorial ride — and that's the point

Gold Star 500 bicyclists feeling burn on memorial ride — and that's the point

The 34 riders stopped at the UI campus Friday about halfway through their 500-mile ride from Cairo to Chicago to honor the 34 Illinois National Guardsmen and -women killed in Iraq or Afghanistan since 9/11.


Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:00am

UI professor emeritus: Global population boom begetting challenges

David Sherwood, former director of the Reproductive Biology Training Program, will be discussing those issues Oct. 8 in the second program of a public seminar series at First Presbyterian Church of Urbana.


Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:00am

Georgetown man killed in two-vehicle crash in Tilton

In the wreck, Chad A. Lanham, 38, was the passenger of a vehicle that struck the rear end of a Jeep in an intersection, according to the Champaign County coroner.


Sat, 09/23/2017 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Sept. 23, 2017

Top of the Morning, Sept. 23, 2017

Her 100th birthday party was a hoot, say those hosting an open house to celebrate the remarkable Alice Louise Snyder. But today, when she turns 105, should be much calmer; the Birthday Girl wants it that way.


Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:02pm

High school football scoreboard: Sept. 21-23, 2017

High school football scoreboard: Sept. 21-23, 2017

It was homecoming at Mahomet-Seymour on Friday night, and the Bulldogs pulled out a key Apollo Conference win against Mattoon as the Green Wave played their first football game since Wednesday's shooting in Coles County.


Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:30am

Prep football 2017: Week 5 Helmet Stickers

Sports editor Matt Daniels hands out helmet stickers to five high school football players with noteworthy performances following Week 5 of the regular season.

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    London regulator not renewing Uber's license over safety concerns

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