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Danville, state officials confident city will someday have a casino

But odds are it won't be a Caesars-sized facility, and Terre Haute, Ind., might be them to the punch.

Danville, state officials confident city will someday have a casino
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Just Askin' | Closure date for Lil Porgy's in Urbana

Just Askin' | Closure date for Lil Porgy's in Urbana

What's next for the longtime restaurant?

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Getting Personal: Tristan Pisarczyk

Getting Personal: Tristan Pisarczyk

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the 39-year-old Champaign resident who serves as director of operations and finance for the St. John's Catholic Newman Center.

Business

Mansfield trucker still driven after 50 years

Mansfield trucker still driven after 50 years

Harold Mitchell Jr. got the bug for trucks at an early age and basically walked out of his high school graduation in 1969 and climbed into a semi and has been driving ever since. That same year he formed Mitchell's Trucking, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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Wired In: Brandon Yates

Wired In: Brandon Yates

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois civil-engingerring student who is one of the founders of DeepWalk Research Group, which aims to improve accessibility in wide areas of public space.

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Sun, 06/16/2019 - 7:00am

These folks all had a type(writer)

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From Ebert to Hefner to Sandburg, exhibit will feature tools used by well-known writers with UI ties


Sun, 06/16/2019 - 7:00am

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, June 16, 2019

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, June 16, 2019

Happy Mom-Said-You-Need-A-New-Tie-For-Work Day. In the spirit of the holiday, we asked sons and daughters to describe the most memorable activity they did with Dad.



Sun, 06/16/2019 - 7:00am

Tom Kacich | Congressmen seeing world on taxpayers' dime

USA Today reported in 2017 that congressional travel, after a drop around 2009 because of increased scrutiny, had surged anew in 2016. It jumped from around $11 million to either $15 million (Congress' own report) or $19 million (a Treasury Department count).


Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:32am

Fire destroys school building in Rankin

Fire destroys school building in Rankin

The cause of the fire was not immediately known, and an investigator for the Illinois State Fire Marshal's Office was called to assist in the investigation.


Sat, 06/15/2019 - 7:00am

'They will never find her': Court hears what Christensen said at victim's vigil

'They will never find her': Court hears what Christensen said at victim's vigil

While Yingying Zhang's family was trying to raise awareness of her disappearance, her accused kidnapper and killer was drinking alcohol from a water bottle, cracking jokes and bragging about how gruesomely he killed her.


Sat, 06/15/2019 - 7:00am

Champaign Flag Day event extends welcoming hand to immigrants

Champaign Flag Day event extends welcoming hand to immigrants

The event, held as part of the 73-community-strong Cities for Citizenship initiative, provided resources about naturalization and gave a welcoming environment to the city's newest residents.


Sat, 06/15/2019 - 7:00am

Community Blood Services teaming with e-sports group to get more millennial donors

The hope is by linking video-gaming events with blood donation, younger adults will donate blood not just once but continue to be donors, said spokesman Kirby Winn.


Fri, 06/14/2019 - 7:48pm

3.5 years for Champaign woman accused of injuring infant in her care

3.5 years for Champaign woman accused of injuring infant in her care

Veteran day-care provider Debbie May, 59, maintains she did not shake or hit Rowen Kaeding but pleaded guilty to doing so to avoid a lengthy prison sentence in the event a jury did not believe her.


 
 

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