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Man dies from gunshot in Rantoul standoff

An armed robbery suspect who holed up in a Rantoul motel room for about seven hours early Tuesday, threatening to harm himself and police, was shot and killed by a Champaign police officer.

Man dies from gunshot in Rantoul standoff
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Julie Wurth: When life gives you a lemonade stand ...

Julie Wurth: When life gives you a lemonade stand ...

Turns out, lots of grown-ups are suckers for lemonade stands run by irresistible 6-year-olds.

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Where Am I? Aug. 3, 2015

Where Am I? Aug. 3, 2015

Every week, we'll show you a short clip of a spin somewhere in the area in a 1986 Corvette. Your job? Figure out where the video was shot. 

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Tom's Mailbag July 31, 2015

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15 questions answered today. Never too early to start thinking about next week.

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#SundaySneak: Doughnut truck today, store tomorrow?

#SundaySneak: Doughnut truck today, store tomorrow?

“We’re waiting for the right place and the right time,” Pandamonium Doughnuts owner James Kyung said. “We don’t want to rush into anything.”

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Tue, 08/04/2015 - 9:39pm

Updated: Bodies of man, woman found in Vermilion County

Updated: Bodies of man, woman found in Vermilion County

The Vermilion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of two people whose bodies were found near a vacant home in rural Danville.


Tue, 08/04/2015 - 4:35pm

Updated: UI asks students to get mumps vaccine before semester

With a mumps outbreak continuing to increase, University of Illinois students are being advised to get a booster shot of the measles/mumps/rubella vaccine as soon as possible, even if they've already had two doses.



Tue, 08/04/2015 - 7:00am

Accused's girlfriend recounts Steak 'n Shake incident

Accused's girlfriend recounts Steak 'n Shake incident

Dy'Nisha Tools said she watched the incident between state Trooper Cody Garza and her boyfriend, Casey Mason.


Tue, 08/04/2015 - 7:00am

Jim Dey: Politics, policy colliding in union contract legislation

Jim Dey: Politics, policy colliding in union contract legislation

Democrats like House Speaker Michael Madigan are looking desperately for an opportunity to pummel Republican Rauner, and this bill is one means of doing so.


Tue, 08/04/2015 - 7:00am

July weather: Back to normal

Remember the unusually wet conditions in May and June?


Tue, 08/04/2015 - 7:00am

Urbana's Madigan will decide on state Senate race around Labor Day

Urbana's Madigan will decide on state Senate race around Labor Day

Erika Harold won't seek GOP 52nd District nomination


Tue, 08/04/2015 - 7:00am

Rauner signs bills sponsored by Bennett

Rauner signs bills sponsored by Bennett

Two bills sponsored by freshman Rep. Tom Bennett have been signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner.


 

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    U.S. factory orders advance 1.8 percent in June

     Orders to U.S. factories increased in June, and a key category that reflects business investment plans posted a modest rise. But the gains weren't robust enough to suggest that the sluggish manufacturing sector is mounting a significant turnaround.

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    Family Life: Helping set the stage for return to school

    Children need parents to set the stage as the school year nears — get excited. Get excited for them because it is really important for them to start the school year off with the right attitude.