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What's cool in school: Athletes turn attention to next generation

Over the course of the school year, GCMS varsity athletes volunteer their free period each Friday to team up with a classroom at the elementary school.

What's cool in school: Athletes turn attention to next generation
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Dave Benton hoping to make the most of the time he has left

Dave Benton hoping to make the most of the time he has left

"I thought, the treatments aren't that easy to deal with, and I would make the most of the days I had."

Cinema-Scoping

Chuck's Classic Movie Picks 9/15 - 9/21

Following up a sensation like The Sixth Sense is an unenviable position to be in yet writer/director M. Night Shyamalan managed to be up to the task when he made Unbreakable (2000).

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Melissa Merli: Local arts community loses four treasures

Melissa Merli: Local arts community loses four treasures

The local arts community has taken some hard hits in recent weeks with the deaths of four respected artists.

Living

Have a FIELD day!

Have a FIELD day!

We've made a list of 10 favorite local places to take a field trip.

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Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:27pm

Updated: Champaign police investigate bank robbery

Updated: Champaign police investigate bank robbery

Champaign Police are investigating the robbery of a bank Monday afternoon in the central part of the city.


Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:27am

Rain no match for event's thunder

Rain no match for event's thunder

Inaugural four-day fest called a rousing success despite weather delays 


Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:00am

Market's a little slow in Stone Creek

Property taxes are "very much on the minds of people who are building brand new."


Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:00am

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

From Abraham Lincoln in Monticello to Orchard Days in Savoy to the Vermilion River Fall Festival in Danville, and more, staff writer Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead. 


Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning: From the archives

Top of the Morning: From the archives

Things to love about libraries, courtesy of librarian/author/musician Frances Harris.


Sun, 09/14/2014 - 7:00am

Deadly crash involving Urbana family puts safety push into question

Deadly crash involving Urbana family puts safety push into question

Crash raises questions about the federal program that allows visually-impaired commercial truck drivers on the nation's interstate highway system, and, some say, underscores the need for more measures to better enforce driver service hour compliance and improve road safety.


Sun, 09/14/2014 - 7:00am

Snuffed Out?

Snuffed Out?

Cigarettes play an important role in the vitality of most convenience stores.


 

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    Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5 billion

    Microsoft will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft for $2.5 billion as the company continues to invest in its Xbox gaming platform and looks to grab attention on mobile phones.