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NOW: Christensen's attorney: 'I think this case could go on a year or more'

Brendt Christensen's federal kidnapping trial will begin on Sept. 12. During a court appearance that lasted less than five minutes, Christensen told the judge that he was taking Klonopin “as an anti-depressant.” 

NOW: Christensen's attorney: 'I think this case could go on a year or more'
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Club listings, July 20-27, 2017

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Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here’s your guide to a night on the town.

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Frank's Faves: Civil War films set in the South

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'Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton. Old times there are not forgotten. Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land.' — Daniel Decatur Emmett

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Playing Critic: Learning while trying to emulate Old McDonald

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'Farm Simulator 18' is not exactly a game I'll go back to again and again, but there's something relaxing about it, and I can certainly see it being attractive to sim-game lovers.

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Notes-Worthy: John Bell

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C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with the Champaign County Fair Board member.

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Thu, 07/20/2017 - 7:23pm

UPDATE: No charges filed against Urbana woman arrested in cab-driver robbery

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State's Attorney Julia Reitz said Amanda Vogel, 28, allegedly gave her sister's name in a previous police contact, leading the officer investigating the July 14 robbery to show the driver the sister's picture.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:33pm

Longtime UI administrator named as interim CFO


Avijit Ghosh, most recently the CEO of the UI Hospital in Chicago, will assume the new position Sept. 1, pending formal approval by the UI Board of Trustees.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 1:45pm

Champaign man arrested in robbery at Mahomet Casey's

Champaign man arrested in robbery at Mahomet Casey's

Cameron Anderson, 20, is also a suspect in three convenience-store robberies that happened in Macon County.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:36am

Urbana man's trespassing plea yields probation

Malik Chapple admitted being in his girlfriend's home in southeast Urbana in May without her permission.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:16am

Danville woman receives probation for ID theft

Kylie McNew was also ordered to make restitution of $1,660, perform 100 hours of public service and write a letter of apology.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 7:00am

Subdivision residents wish they'd been warned better before lakes' sale

A meeting with county Treasurer Dan Welch is set for Aug. 3. Champaign's acting neighborhood coordinator, Nina Sibley, said residents will get postcard invitations to the 6:30 p.m. meeting at Parkland College.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 7:00am

165th Champaign County Fair to have several new additions

165th Champaign County Fair to have several new additions

The rodeo events will be run by a new company that will introduce bareback riding, saddle-bronc riding and steer wrestling, and there will be increased recognition of military members and first responders.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 7:00am

Sky watchers won't miss a blip after weather service's radar upgrade

'It's really a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff, in the guts,' said meteorologist Chris Miller. 'We're taking out some hardware that's been in there for over 20 years and updating it.'


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