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University Y's new study shows immigrants have $1.4B impact here

The first-of-its-kind Gateways for Growth Community Data Report pulled together information from the Census Bureau, federal agencies and public economic data to measure the contributions of immigrants throughout the county.

University Y's new study shows immigrants have $1.4B impact here
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Teacher of the Week: Natalie Lessaris

Teacher of the Week: Natalie Lessaris

The fourth-grade teacher at Champaign's Booker T. Washington STEM Academy brings the baking skills she honed as a former stay-at-home mom to her classroom, where she rewards productive students with cookies.

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Campus Conversation: Gail Rooney

Campus Conversation: Gail Rooney

'Most companies are still looking for people who can do critical thinking, can problem solve, take in data, make conclusions — and those are all things our liberal arts students do very well.'

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1985 Cold Case: Barbara Bremer

1985 Cold Case: Barbara Bremer

Her death remains a mystery — and still haunts family and investigators — all these years later.

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The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 20, 2018

In installment No. 2 of our three-part Sunday series, we asked members of the high school Class of 2018: What are the top three items on your 10-year bucket list?

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Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:05pm

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Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:00am

Suit claims Champaign officers used excessive force, covered it up with charges

It alleges that the two officers slammed Alton Corey, 62, into a door in his home last fall without provocation, knocking him out, then concealed their actions by charging him with battery to a police officer.


Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:00am

UI chancellor: Chicago initiatives will add resources for C-U, not drain them

Robert Jones said the proposed Discovery Partners Institute and a joint project with the University of Chicago will help the UI engage the state's largest city and its billions in venture capital while remaining firmly anchored in Champaign-Urbana.



Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:00am

Expansion of Danville's curfew earns initial support from aldermen

The proposal now goes to the full city council for approval June 5.


Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:00am

Champaign council gives initial OK to library's budget, extra hour

A final vote on the proposal, which budgets expenses at $7,449,947 and revenues at $7,451,144, is expected June 19.


Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:00am

Jim Dey | Dad's challenge over order to pay for daughter's college has big implications

Once the dust cleared in DuPage County, Charles Yakich had won a potentially groundbreaking ruling that held a state law requiring divorced or never-married parents to contribute to a child's college education to be unconstitutional.


Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, May 23, 2018

Top of the Morning, May 23, 2018

A look at a couple of the many revelers who were on hand Tuesday night at State Farm Center for the Alison Krauss-Willie Nelson concert.


Tue, 05/22/2018 - 8:33pm

County officials researching how board vacancy affects nursing home vote

County officials researching how board vacancy affects nursing home vote

County Board Chairman C. Pius Weibel said Tuesday he will defer the seating of the new board member until next month and has asked State's Attorney Julia Rietz to look into how that affects the vote set for Thursday.


Tue, 05/22/2018 - 6:26pm

Former Illini national champion wrestler faces DUI charges

Former Illini national champion wrestler faces DUI charges

Champaign police Sgt. Tom Frost said around 3:40 a.m. Thursday, police found Jesse Delgado, 25, of Champaign asleep behind the wheel of his running car at a Circle K on South Neil Street.


 
 

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    Fox's "Deadpool 2" brought in $125 million this weekend, giving it the second-highest opening ever for an R-rated movie and ending the three-week reign of Disney's "Avengers: Infinity War" at the top of the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

     

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