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Can't do it again

After twice fending off elimination during their October title defense, the Cubs had nothing left for Game 5 of their NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, falling 11-1 on Thursday night. 

Can't do it again
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Frank's Faves: Scouting movies

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"I still remember the entire Boy Scout motto. I don't remember the serial number of my gun in the Army. I don't remember the number of my locker in school. But I remember that Boy Scout code." — Tommy Lasorda

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Nightlife listings, Oct. 19-26, 2017

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

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Notes-Worthy: Jenny Carpenter

Notes-Worthy: Jenny Carpenter

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with the Champaign-Urbana musician currently singing in local bands Love Sign and Pet Roxx.


The Health Reporter Is In: Oct. 18, 2017

The Health Reporter Is In: Oct. 18, 2017

Will the contract dispute between OSF Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield affect whether the two Presence hospitals will continue accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield?

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Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:50pm

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Fri, 10/20/2017 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Oct. 20, 2017

Top of the Morning, Oct. 20, 2017

The Vietnam War happened more than 8,000 miles from Champaign-Urbana, but it had an effect on the community and the state. WILL looks into this in its radio documentary 'Still Here: Vietnam War Stories from Illinois.'

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 8:39pm

Ayo: Illinois is 'home'


Five-star commitment: 'At the end of the day, I had a chance to build my legacy. I feel like I'm the best point guard in the country. I want to prove it in my home state.'

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:58pm

Rantoul man convicted of battering toddler

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Despite suffering multiple skull fractures, bleeding in the brain and a broken wrist two years ago, a 3-year-old Rantoul girl is doing well.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:00pm

Champaign man acquitted of selling heroin to police informant

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Jamonte Hill, 23, was charged in August with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance alleging that on June 21, he sold 0.3 grams to a source working with the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:00am

UPDATED: UI, Rauner unveil plan for $1.2 billion research institute in Chicago

UPDATED: UI, Rauner unveil plan for $1.2 billion research institute in Chicago

City, business leaders tout benefits of Discovery Partners Institute to be located in Chicago's South Loop area

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:00am

Many women in Champaign-Urbana say: #MeToo

And they feel it's well past time for a conversation about sexual harassment.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:00am

Parkland's enrollment down 5.4 percent over last year

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This fall's total is 7,159, a drop of 410 from a year ago and more than 2,500 down from the 2010 high of 9,715, said Julie Marlatt, dean of enrollment management, who added that it's in line with other community colleges in Illinois.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:00am

Champaign plan commissioners examine public input on Neil Street corridor

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While every commissioner agreed the redeveloped corridor should be welcoming, they weren't completely sure how to execute that.


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