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Tom's #Mailbag, Jan. 19, 2018

In brief the north Champaign Goodwill will reopen soon, Carle will be out of Lincoln Square by summer, U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis and John Shimkus each have one African-American on their staffs, you can park on C-U streets for no more than 72 hours without risk of being towed, a vehicle underpass at Main Street in downtown Champaign would be a bad idea and swear words generally won't get in a newspaper unless you're the POTUS.

Tom's #Mailbag, Jan. 19, 2018
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Clergy Corner, Jan. 19, 2018

Clergy Corner, Jan. 19, 2018

Editor Jeff D'Alessio's weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders. This week: We asked area faith leaders who spent time in some of the countries the president recently disparaged what words they would use to describe them.

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Craft-beer tap room to open in downtown Champaign in spring

Craft-beer tap room to open in downtown Champaign in spring

The Brass Tap will be in the One Main development, just south of the Orpheum Children's Science Museum. Franchise owner Samir Naik hopes to begin construction in the next three to four weeks.

Prep Sports

Athletes of the Week: Cassie Russo & Alex Shilts

Athletes of the Week: Cassie Russo & Alex Shilts

This school year, we’re giving our weekly honorees a chance to show off their teammates

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The Health Reporter Is In: Jan. 18, 2018

The Health Reporter Is In: Jan. 18, 2018

How safe is it to get a spray tan?

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Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:25pm

UPDATE: Arrest made in Rantoul stabbing death

UPDATE: Arrest made in Rantoul stabbing death

Rantoul Police Chief Tony Brown said just before 11 a.m., police arrested Jarvis Garrett, 26, for the stabbing death Thursday of Fate Young, 21.


Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:59am

Search on for Urbana shooter

Urbana police Lt. Rich Surles said about 2:30 a.m. today police were sent to the 1300 block of West Bradley, where a 34-year-old man had been shot in the hand in his own home.



Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:00am

I3 Broadband aiming to connect 10,000 homes to fiber network in 2018

I3 Broadband aiming to connect 10,000 homes to fiber network in 2018

Right now, the company's internet, TV and phone services are available in about 24 neighborhoods, including many in northern Champaign and Urbana and just east of the UI campus, and it has plans to expand to nine more.


Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:00am

County board approves panel to evaluate bids for nursing home

County board approves panel to evaluate bids for nursing home

The committee will begin meeting in February to establish a grading process to assess offers made for the financially troubled home, said board Chairman C. Pius Weibel.


Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:00am

UI trustees' aim with tuition freeze: 'World-class education at an affordable price'

UI trustees' aim with tuition freeze: 'World-class education at an affordable price'

In approving a fourth-straight freeze for in-state students, the hope is to make the UI more affordable, keep more talented high school seniors in-state — and push the university down the list on tuition-and-fee comparisons with its peers.


Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:00am

Judge allows Covenant to continue fight for property-tax refund

Judge allows Covenant to continue fight for property-tax refund

In a lengthy ruling Thursday, Judge Jeff Ford allowed motions to dismiss the lawsuit — but also said the hospital's lawyers should be given a chance to try to plead again with more facts to support claims for tax exemptions.


Thu, 01/18/2018 - 5:44pm

Top of the Morning, Jan. 19, 2018

Top of the Morning, Jan. 19, 2018

Paola Boivin, a 1982 University of Illinois graduate and former Daily Illini staffer, was named Wednesday to fill the sports-journalist slot on the College Football Playoff selection committee.


Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:14pm

Flying Machine, Pizza M both leaving downtown Urbana building

Flying Machine, Pizza M both leaving downtown Urbana building

The coffee shop will close March 28, though its Avionics location in midtown Champaign will remain open, while the pizza place will move a block north into the 25 O'Clock Brewery building on Griggs Street.


 
 

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    Station's 'Fun Home' explores father-daughter relationship

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