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Traffic headaches: Duncan Road work starts Monday

During roadwork season, MIRANDA HOLLOWAY looks ahead and lets you know what traffic headaches you may encounter in the next week. 

Traffic headaches: Duncan Road work starts Monday
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Family's 95-year tradition drawing to a close

Family's 95-year tradition drawing to a close

Every first Sunday in August, Mara Roughton knew where she was going to be: at Hessel Park, eating, laughing and making memories with her relatives at the annual Neal family reunion.

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Frank's Faves: Best action franchise? (Hint: Not Bond)

Frank's Faves: Best action franchise? (Hint: Not Bond)

Let's limit ourselves to the best action series starring the same lead actor throughout.

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UI student wins inaugural award named for Dave Benton

UI student wins inaugural award named for Dave Benton

When Michael Hao came to the University of Illinois to study computer engineering in the fall of 2013, he wanted a part-time job to help with expenses but wasn't interested in bagging fast food.

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Taking shore leave

Taking shore leave

Best place close to C-U to stretch out in the sand? Here are five options

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Fri, 07/31/2015 - 2:00pm

Tom's Mailbag July 31, 2015

Tom's Mailbag July 31, 2015

New traffic control and safety systems along interstate highways in Champaign County, an update on Windsor Road, food store health inspections, the Orchard Downs redevelopment, a downtown Champaign church for sale, the Illinois basketball PA announcer job, property complaints, tax assessment notices, recyclables, the old police memorial, incentives for African-American businesses and another question about power lines.


Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:00pm

Updated: Prosecutor says jail beating orchestrated by gang members

Updated: Prosecutor says jail beating orchestrated by gang members

A prosecutor said Friday an attack in the Champaign County Jail on a man accused of murder was allegedly orchestrated by gang members in retaliation for the killing.



Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:24am

VG superintendent: 'It's time to move on'

VG superintendent: 'It's time to move on'

Norman Tracy, who has worked as a superintendent for 15 years at the Oakland and Chrisman school districts (and an interim at the latter for several years after he retired in 2010), is set to start his gig running the district just three weeks before school begins Aug. 18.


Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:10am

Closed Urbana gym drawing interest

Closed Urbana gym drawing interest

Landlord Dan McCulley, who previously ran the gym and now works at the Refinery, said three parties are looking at the space.


Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:00am

Think revenue freeze is a shock? Don't bet on it

Think revenue freeze is a shock? Don't bet on it

 "Every year, cities deal with tough decisions, and every year, we find ways to balance our books, while providing high-quality services that impact our residents every day."


Fri, 07/31/2015 - 6:00am

Top of the morning, July 31, 2015

Top of the morning, July 31, 2015

"I hope to keep bringing more of my teammates out with me."


Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:00am

The triumphant return of Chase Rice

The triumphant return of Chase Rice

County fair performer has rocketed up the charts since first show here two years ago.


 

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    Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant

    Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.