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UPDATE: 'It was like an explosion'

13 elementary school students were aboard when a Unit 4 bus crashed around 2:30 p.m. today.

UPDATE: 'It was like an explosion'
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'A real solid freshman player'

'A real solid freshman player'

How good is Mark Smith? Longtime columnist Loren Tate says he'll start for Brad Underwood's first Illini team but recommends a heavy dose of patience. That goes for the rest of Underwood's team, too.


Part 42: 'Aw, she's so cute. OW!'

Part 42: 'Aw, she's so cute. OW!'

With the UI celebrating birthday No. 150 this year, Editor Jeff D'Alessio caught up with hundreds of graduates who have gone on to greatness. Today: Alums and animals.

Are We There Yet?

You want me to drive up where?

Traversing the Rockies was thrilling and beautiful, but give me Illinois’ flat highways any day

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Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:55pm

Appellate court upholds dismissal of Paxton B&B's appeal of penalties

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The decision keeps in place the $80,000 imposed on TimberCreek Bed-and-Breakfast by the state's Human Rights Commission in connection with the discrimination of a same-sex couple.

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 2:10pm

The Health Reporter Is In: Aug. 16, 2017

The Health Reporter Is In: Aug. 16, 2017

Can a power company legally disconnect service at your home if you have a health condition that requires your electricity to be working?

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 7:00am

Eclipse glasses in high demand

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It only required two minutes for the Champaign Public Library to give out its Tuesday allotment of at least 50 free pairs.

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 8:51am

Attorney in missing UI scholar case on 'Penny'

Attorney in missing UI scholar case on 'Penny'

'We need to know all we can about the government's evidence, and (this) marks the beginning of that process,' Tom Bruno said ahead of today's appearance (9 a.m.) on WDWS' 'Penny for Your Thoughts.'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:21am

First day of school (photo)

First-year principal Adam Clapp welcomes new staff at the start of an assembly at Monticello High School on Wednesday, which marked the first day at many area schools. More: Follow us on Instagram here.

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Wed, 08/16/2017 - 7:00am

Tom Kacich: First hat officially tossed in ring for county-executive job

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It belongs to Darlene Kloeppel of Urbana, a Democrat who worked for more than 15 years as director of community services for the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission.

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 7:00am

County board gives initial OK to $117,000 salary for new executive

The salary for the partisan position, to be elected by voters in November 2018, was approved 12-8 near the end of a committee-of-the-whole meeting that lasted nearly four hours.

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 7:00am

Champaign council gives green light to new housing in southwest

The unanimous decision approving eight new single-family homes and a clubhouse in the Legends of Champaign subdivision came after a few council members critiqued the developers' choice of yard lights over street lights.


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