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Second UI student accused in menorah vandalism charged

Nicholas Gustafson, 18, of Urbana, pleaded not guilty to a single felony count of criminal damage to property between $500 and $10,000, the same charged leveled last week against co-defendant Jacob R. Bassler.

Second UI student accused in menorah vandalism charged
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The Health Reporter Is In: Dec. 14, 2017

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When visiting older parents for the holidays, are there some major Alzheimer's disease warning signs to watch out for?

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Nightlife listings, Dec. 14-21, 2017

Nightlife listings, Dec. 14-21, 2017

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

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Frank's Faves: 'Star Wars' films

Frank's Faves: 'Star Wars' films

From 'A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ...' to this evening in a theater near you, it's been a long, strange trip for George Lucas' fabled space-opera franchise.

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Notes-Worthy: Logan Allen

Notes-Worthy: Logan Allen

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with the 11-year-old drummer for After Curfew — a band founded in Champaign that plays all kinds of rock and takes any booking options and opportunities to grow.

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Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:51pm

Man on parole for selling drugs acquitted of similar crime

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A jury deliberated about four hours before acquitting Martez Taylor, 27, of Champaign of six counts of delivery of heroin that allegedly occurred between Feb. 21 and May 23 in Champaign.


Thu, 12/14/2017 - 2:53pm

69-year sentence for Campustown murder (w/ video)

69-year sentence for Campustown murder (w/ video)

Robbie Patton, 20, convicted by a jury in September of the first-degree murder of George Korchev, 22, of Mundelein, and three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, will have to serve at least 67 1/2 years.



Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:08pm

Today's Special: Fast-casual pizza chain backed by LeBron coming to Champaign

Today's Special: Fast-casual pizza chain backed by LeBron coming to Champaign

Blaze Pizza, being built in front of the Walmart on North Prospect Avenue, lets customers choose from seven cheeses, 20 vegetables, three sauces and eight proteins to build 11-inch thin-crust pizzas fired in a stone-hearth oven.


Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:00am

Jim Dey: For Champaign Central student, practice makes perfect on ACT

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Caleb Patton recently learned that he's one of a relative handful of exam takers nationwide to score a perfect 36. He took it three times, scoring a 35, a 34 — 'I was sick' — and finally, the elusive 36.


Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:00am

Danville railroad crossing where boy died to be upgraded

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Pending final approval by aldermen, the nearly $700,000 in improvements will include new crossing signals with flashing lights, bells and crossing arms, as well as rail-crossing warning signs leading up to the crossing.


Thu, 12/14/2017 - 6:00am

Music at 15 E. Main: Seth Anders (w/ video)

Music at 15 E. Main: Seth Anders (w/ video)

The saxophonist in the Dalton Halls Band and Whiskey Shadows inaugurated our new series featuring local musicians playing in our lobby with holiday favorites 'O Holy Night' and 'Frosty the Snowman.'


Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:00am

Rotary's Cannon Grants put after-school program, food bank on the move

Rotary's Cannon Grants put after-school program, food bank on the move

Among the seven local nonprofits that are receiving grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 are the Urbana Neighborhood Connections Center, which will get a new bus, and the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, which will get a new forklift.


Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:00am

Software firm protests upgrade contract for UI's Chicago med school

Cerner Corp. filed the protest with the state's Chief Procurement Office for Higher Education over the $62 million, seven-year contract awarded Sept. 7 to rival software firm Epic Systems Corp., claiming the bidding process was unfair and tainted by a possible conflict of interest.


 
 

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