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Rajic wins two state titles; Tuscola, GCMS football advance to state

A jam-packed day of high school sports action saw Uni High standout swimmer Ema Rajic win two state titles, while the Tuscola and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football teams clinched a spot in state championship games. 

Rajic wins two state titles; Tuscola, GCMS football advance to state
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Weekend Planner: An early wonderland in Mansfield

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The village hosts its 16th annual Winter Fest today in the downtown area. Carriage rides, visits with Santa, craft booths and a bunch of food venders will be on hand to help the community start its celebration of winter.

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Clergy Corner, Nov. 17, 2017

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Editor Jeff D'Alessio's weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders. This week: Stone Creek Church is gearing up for the 10th edition of its annual Big Give, handing out Thanksgiving meals to needy families.

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Sat, 11/18/2017 - 11:15am

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Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:09pm

Homeless man gets probation for domestic battery in attack on ex

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Paul Foster, 22, was also ordered to perform 50 hours of public service and get a substance-abuse evaluation and counseling in an April incident in which he was accused of forcing his way into an ex's Urbana apartment and striking her.


Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:14pm

Champaign woman accused of having heroin for sale at home

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Yasmine Nichols, 24, was arraigned Friday on a Class 2 felony charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.




Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:00am

Tuscola football fans to gather for a big serving of spirit

Tuscola football fans to gather for a big serving of spirit

Moose Lodge 729 and the PowWow booster program will come together today, as they do for all Warrior home games and road playoff contests, to serve food and beverages to all Tuscola rooters an hour prior to the 2 p.m. kickoff in Athens.


Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:58pm

Former Illini great J.C. Caroline dies

Former Illini great J.C. Caroline dies

'He was no doubt on the Mount Rushmore of Illinois running backs, up there with (Red) Grange and (Jim) Grabowski'


Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:00am

More than 100 groups brightening season via C-U Festival of Trees

More than 100 groups brightening season via C-U Festival of Trees

In all, there will be 85 trees, wreaths and other raffle items to see and win at this weekend's event at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign.


Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:00am

Interim U.S. attorney for Illinois' Central District named for 120-day stint

Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed John E. Childress, 52, to serve for 120 days, replacing acting U.S. Attorney Patrick Hansen.


Sat, 11/18/2017 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Nov. 18, 2017

Top of the Morning, Nov. 18, 2017

Our On The Town feature has become so popular, we've added an online option.


 
 

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