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Tom's #Mailbag, Feb. 24, 2017

This week's questions were from all directions — politics, history, abandoned homes, street signs, recycling, businesses, even about the wealth of the Kennedy family.

Tom's #Mailbag, Feb. 24, 2017

Clergy Corner, Feb. 24, 2017

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Managing Editor Jeff D'Alessio's weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders. This week: Campus houses of worship dealing with 'Unofficial St. Patrick's Day.'


#TheMJs, Feb. 24, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) will provide a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.

Illini Sports

Illinois will induct 28 into Hall of Fame

Illinois will induct 28 into Hall of Fame

Former Illini greats from Butkus to Buford-Bailey to Brown part of first class


Just 1 Question: Coding at Kenwood Elementary

Ahead of today's Computer Science Showcase at the school, staff writer Nicole Lafond stopped by to ask the students involved: What are you most excited to share this evening?

Top News

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Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:30pm

Pair charged for allegedly stealing from youth sports organizations

Those impacted: Bismarck Little League and Vermilion Valley Youth Football Conference.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 4:33pm

Sullivan attorney named judge for Moultrie County

Bradford A. Rau Sr., 58, was chosen from a field of six applicants.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:57am

Urbana man who killed son pleads guilty

Urbana man who killed son pleads guilty

David Farrell faces anything from 20-year prison sentence to probation.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:20am

UPDATE: Person dies in Champaign house fire

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Just west of Prospect Avenue and a block south of University Avenue.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:06pm

Judge: Nursing home question belongs on ballot

The ruling means that two separate nursing home questions will be on the April 4 countywide ballot: one to raise property taxes for the nursing home to help it meet operating costs and the second to allow the county board to sell or dispose of the east Urbana institution.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 7:27am

Clark Street fire in Champaign

An early morning, two-alarm fire heavily damaged a house at 908 W Clark Street in Champaign on Friday Feb. 24, 2017. Flames were visible through the roof when firefighters arrived shortly after 5 a.m.

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Fri, 02/24/2017 - 7:00am

Illini Veterans helping comrades affected by Danville fatal fire

Illini Veterans helping comrades affected by Danville fatal fire

'Everyone's wheels got turning, and we got things happening,' said Brent Blackwell, a U.S. Army veteran who's also a UI student and a member of the group.


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    Religion calendar, Feb. 24-March 2, 2017

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    Chuck Koplinski: 'I Am Not Your Negro' a timely screed

    Nominated for an Oscar in the best documentary feature category, the film succeeds for the most part in imparting civil-right author James Baldwin's sense of frustration and rage.



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