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Trooper to resign over sex solicitation

Leonard Kirkpatrick pleaded guilty Wednesday, admitting he made contact via text message with a person he believed to be a prostitute, offering to pay her cash for sex.

Trooper to resign over sex solicitation
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2018-19 High School Confidential: Week 8

2018-19 High School Confidential: Week 8

From school plays to Veterans Day assemblies, area schools here hopping.

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Teacher of the Week: Courtney Hemker

Teacher of the Week: Courtney Hemker

The 18-year education veteran who currently teaches third grade at Oakwood Grade School started at Illinois State University with the goal of becoming the next Barbara Walters but switched to teaching because 'I guess it is in my blood.'

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Wed, 11/14/2018 - 7:00am

UI law students take a minute to reflect, as well as assess

UI law students take a minute to reflect, as well as assess

Illinois Student Bar Association President Ashley Kennedy said the minute of silence the group organized Tuesday was meant to raise awareness about the case involving Professor Jay Kesan and sexual harassment in general, and 'to start the healing process.'


Wed, 11/14/2018 - 7:00am

Blind Fannie May clerk trading chocolate for teaching

Blind Fannie May clerk trading chocolate for teaching

Brad Blair said his last day at the Champaign store will be Christmas Eve. In January, he and his wife will head north so he can start on a second master's degree at Northern Illinois University to become a teacher of visually impaired children.



Wed, 11/14/2018 - 7:00am

Champaign council discusses lowering, repealing marijuana fine

Champaign council discusses lowering, repealing marijuana fine

At Tuesday's study session, members decided to schedule another session on repealing the ordinance and in the meantime instructed staff to develop a proposal to lower the fine for possession of less than 10 grams from $350 to $50.


Wed, 11/14/2018 - 7:00am

County board, buyers of nursing home seek to delay closing by a month

County board, buyers of nursing home seek to delay closing by a month

The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board granted permission for the $11 million sale on Oct. 30 with a required date of Nov. 30 for completion of the transfer, but both parties say they need more time.


Wed, 11/14/2018 - 7:00am

County board forgives $500,000 in loans to nursing home

County board forgives $500,000 in loans to nursing home

The board loaned the home $250,000 on March 14 and Aug. 24, 2018, to cover payroll and vendor obligations. On Tuesday, it supported a resolution determining that the home is unable to pay the balance and so it is forfgiving the debt.


Wed, 11/14/2018 - 7:00am

Jim Dey | Former state legislators have got a lot of what it takes to get along

In the aftermath of last week's elections, voters will be thrilled to know that 58 former state lawmakers are receiving annual pensions of over $100,000.


Wed, 11/14/2018 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Nov. 14, 2018

Top of the Morning, Nov. 14, 2018

Monday's episode of 'Jeopardy' had all of Urbana Uni High's attention.


Tue, 11/13/2018 - 9:33pm

Chicago man accused of stealing from employee areas of 4 Champaign stores

Chicago man accused of stealing from employee areas of 4 Champaign stores

Antonio Carr, 22, was booked over the weekend on four counts of burglary, allegeing that he entered Shoe Carnival and PetSmart on North Prospect Avenue, the Express store at Market Place Mall and Guitar Center on Town Center Boulevard intending to steal.


 
 

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