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Top of the Morning, June 26, 2017

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Top of the Morning, June 26, 2017
Living

Getting Personal: Wayne Pitard

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Staff writer Melissa Merli chats with the 66-year-old retired professor of religion at the University of Illinois and former director of the Spurlock Museum on campus.

Living

The Reluctant Townie: Resisting the urge to transform my summer

Perplexing as it may seem, I never had any intention of seeing the fifth film in the based-on-toys-from-the-1980s franchise, but now that it's in theaters, I feel oddly compelled to buy an Imax 3-D ticket ASAP.

Business

Wired In: Jonathan Balthazar

Wired In: Jonathan Balthazar

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois student and co-founder of Cedar Technologies. He and his team want to put new technologies in developing countries to help save people from diseases like malaria.

Local

Tom's #Mailbag, June 23, 2017

Tom's #Mailbag, June 23, 2017

It only seems like everyone has left East Central Illinois. The mailbag continues to get questions and find people aren't out of town (or out of the country) to answer those questions.

Top News

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Sun, 06/25/2017 - 7:00am

'Imagine if that guy had started firing into the crowd instead of the air'

'Imagine if that guy had started firing into the crowd instead of the air'

At least one downtown business owner says he's repeatedly asked Champaign police to increase their presence but has gotten no response.


Sun, 06/25/2017 - 7:00am

For cops, 'the motivation is the family'

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Unsolved cases take toll on officers as well as relatives



Sun, 06/25/2017 - 7:00am

Tom Kacich: County executive's salary remains up in air

Democrats, who hold a majority on the county board and have the ability to set the salary for the position, are indicating that the executive here, who will be elected in November 2018, won't get a big salary.


Sun, 06/25/2017 - 7:00am

Part 34: A hockey brawler, NBA executive and 2 Emmy winners

Part 34: A hockey brawler, NBA executive and 2 Emmy winners

In Part 34 of our yearlong series commemorating the UI's 150th birthday, we asked 10 grads who've gone on to big things to tell us about the places and spaces that made the most indelible impressions on them during their time in C-U.


Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:36am

Shooting arrest stirs downtown debate

Shooting arrest stirs downtown debate

Downtown restaurant owner: 'Everybody should be concerned about this. You have an element that has the ability to fire a gun in the middle of the street.'


Sat, 06/24/2017 - 11:12am

Illini Hall of Fame to add Henson

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School's all-time winningest coach will head Class of 2018 after missing first cut


Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:00am

Glut of donations 'a great problem to have' for ReStore

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Habitat of Humanity for Champaign County is changing its hours and service to accommodate all the items, and it has decided to close its second store, Top Drawer, at 125 E. University Ave., C, on June 30.


Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:00am

Warrant issued after dog owner fails to appear on cruelty charges

The state's attorney's office charges Friday against Kara L. Gossett, 56, of Urbana, alleging that on or about June 12, she was starving a Siberian Husky and a white mixed-breed dog.


 

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    Food or fuel: UI prof's study stirs debate on corn use

    Praveen Kumar quantified the social and environmental impact of corn in dollar terms and found that corn grown for food is worth $1,492 per hectare, whereas corn grown for biofuels has roughly a neutral impact, costing $10 per hectare.

    Entertainment

    Studio Visit: Katie Flynn

    Melissa Merli chats with the 36-year-old jazz and cabaret singer and voice and piano teacher. She and her full band will perform a benefit concert Monday evening for Courage Connection.

     

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