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Fischer Theatre work sets stage for interior renovations

Board Member Phillip Langley said they wanted to see all of the exterior improvements to the historic downtown building finished before the winter months.

Fischer Theatre work sets stage for interior renovations
Prep Sports

High school football scoreboard: Sept. 21-22, 2018

High school football scoreboard: Sept. 21-22, 2018

Local teams get the chance to play at the home of the Illini on Saturday.

Living

Getting Personal: Kaizad Irani

Getting Personal: Kaizad Irani

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the 55-year-old Champaign resident who teaches horticulture/landscape design and business at Parkland College and created the labyrinth in Crystal Lake Park in Urbana.

Local

Tom's #Mailbag, Sept. 21, 2018

Tom's #Mailbag, Sept. 21, 2018

We have a record-breaking 22 items in the 'Bag this week, everything from more information on Big Elmer the fish to a longtime vacant lot in Champaign that may be vacant no more and a sculpture in Urbana that has gone into storage.

Business

Wired In: Yi Lu

Wired In: Yi Lu

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois chemistry professor whose team has found a novel way to help clean up contaminants that are destroying our environment.

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Mon, 09/24/2018 - 9:17am

Demolition of Dr. Howard underway (photo)

Workers from Stark Excavating begin demolition on the southwest corner of the old Dr. Howard Elementary School building on Monday morning in Champaign. The renovation process is expected to last through early 2020.

 

Demolition of Dr. Howard underway

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 7:00am

Brendt Christensen trial | Mental health analyses test court timeline

Brendt Christensen trial | Mental health analyses test court timeline

A request by attorneys for accused kidnapper and murderer Brendt Christensen for more time to decide if they'll present a mental health defense illustrates what a labor-intensive process they are involved in.



Mon, 09/24/2018 - 7:00am

Those Who Served | He flew hundreds of helicopter missions in Vietnam, even under fire

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To rescue soldiers on the ground, Larry Ohlsson often flew his Huey helicopter through heavy fire in Vietnam.


Mon, 09/24/2018 - 9:30am

Crime Stoppers | Officials search for man wanted in wallet thefts

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Champaign County Crime Stoppers needs help finding the person who stole wallets and other personal items from employees at four Champaign businesses then later used their stolen debit and credit cards.


Mon, 09/24/2018 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Sept. 24, 2018

Top of the Morning, Sept. 24, 2018

Look closely and you can tell that picture above of veteran News-Gazette reporter Tom Kacich is not from the Kickapoo Rail Trail — it's from a recent hike at Glacier National Park in Montana.


Sun, 09/23/2018 - 6:00am

2001 Cold Case: Murder of Linda Smith

2001 Cold Case: Murder of Linda Smith

Saturday marked the 17th anniversary of the Champaign woman's death. 'We just hold onto the good times and just pray that something comes up and this guy gets caught.'


Sun, 09/23/2018 - 7:00am

Now trending in schools: Positive messages

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At many, you'll find encouraging missives on the walls, the stairs, even in the bathrooms.


Sun, 09/23/2018 - 7:00am

Illinois' charity care statute was upheld, but are hospitals really the winner?

According to retired University of Illinois law Professor John Colombo, the Illinois Supreme Court decision leaves Illinois hospitals and taxing districts with uncertainty.


 
 

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    4-H Hall of Famer heads back to her family's roots

    After retiring as program coordinator with the Champaign County 4-H, Kathy Mullins has taken over the family farm after her uncle, Vincent Early, died in January 2017.

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    Trial and airwaves: Behind the scenes of an Illini radio broadcast

    The Illini football team hit the road last week for a game at Soldier Field in Chicago. That meant the team at WDWS hit the road, too. What goes into broadcasting an Illini game on the road?

     

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