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Former CPD officer charged with soliciting prostitute

Joe Ketchem was a sergeant earning more than $103,300 annually prior to his Aug. 19 retirement, which came after the allegations surfaced.

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UI at 150: 'A safe and communal place'

UI at 150: 'A safe and communal place'

Among the 1,494 (and growing by the day) alumni stories you'll find on our special UI-at-150-and-beyond website is one from Facebook rising star ARIELLE GROSS ('11), who continues to do her UI professors and teachers at five Champaign schools proud.

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Nightlife listings, Nov. 15-22, 2018

Nightlife listings, Nov. 15-22, 2018

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

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Frank's Faves: World War I movies

Frank's Faves: World War I movies

On this 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, here's a double list of faves in honor of our distinguished service members, past and present.

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Sidewalk Prophets' Danville High concert much more than caroling

Sidewalk Prophets' Danville High concert much more than caroling

Before the Christian-music band kicks off its inaugural Great Big Family Christmas Tour on Dec. 6 at the school, co-founder Dave Frey talked with staff writer Noelle McGee about what concert-goers can expect.

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Thu, 11/15/2018 - 2:32pm

Urbana administrator charged with eavesdropping

Urbana administrator charged with eavesdropping

It alleges that the assistant superintendent of learning and instruction used a device disguised as a pen to record an Oct. 28 closed session of the school board.


Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:00am

UPDATE: 2 to 3 inches of snow reported in Champaign County

UPDATE: 2 to 3 inches of snow reported in Champaign County

The state's winter roads map shows most roads around Champaign County are still partly covered with ice or snow.



Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:00am

UI is engineering a new way to finance construction projects

UI is engineering a new way to finance construction projects

The new model, which creates a nonprofit that contracts with builders and uses a state agency to issue bonds to pay for the work, is being proposed for a $75 million teaching facility for the College of Engineering and a new $20 million feed mill.


Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:00am

One election down, another on the horizon: Looking toward 2019

One election down, another on the horizon: Looking toward 2019

This week, potential candidates began picking up petitions and mulling whether they'll run on April 2. News-Gazette Media caught up with two who will and one who might be on a ballot that includes Champaign mayor and seats on the city council (at large), school board and park board.


Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:00am

Simulation dummies helping train nurses at Clark-Lindsey Village

Simulation dummies helping train nurses at Clark-Lindsey Village

Chester is a simulation chest and arm, with different ports to practice inserting an IV, and Seymour is a simulation buttocks, with different bedsores and wounds. There's also an anatomical phlebotomy simulation arm they've nicknamed 'Hands Solo.'


Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:00am

Parkland to use $323,000 state grant, local match to revamp S wing

President Tom Ramage told trustees Wednesday night that he hopes to keep the space currently used by the highway-construction program, and maybe even expand it.


Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:00am

Upper Salt Fork Drainage District members grilled on bank clearing, debris pile

Upper Salt Fork Drainage District members grilled on bank clearing, debris pile

Several residents of the Heather Hills subdivision north of St. Joseph attended the district's meeting in the Stanton Township building to ask members about when they'd clean up piles of trees that were removed this summer.


Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:00am

Monticello council rejects single-hauler garbage system

Monticello council rejects single-hauler garbage system

A committee had recommended the move as a way to provide better monthly rates and less wear and tear on local streets, but after hearing from several constituents who testified against the idea, aldermen voted down the proposal, 5-2.


 
 

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