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UPDATED: Illinois State Police say trooper involved in I-74 accident has died

The sheiff's offices in Champaign and DeWitt counties both posted condolence messages on their Facebook pages.

UPDATED: Illinois State Police say trooper involved in I-74 accident has died
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Lou & Loren: The podcast

Lou & Loren: The podcast

How does Lou Henson want to be remembered? "Just as a pretty good basketball coach and a nice guy." 

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Part 35: Answering phones at Ubben, keeping KAM safe, run-ins with Reverend Jed

Part 35: Answering phones at Ubben, keeping KAM safe, run-ins with Reverend Jed

With the UI celebrating birthday No. 150 this year, Editor Jeff D'Alessio caught up with hundreds of graduates who've gone on to greatness. Today: biggest campus influences.

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For cops, 'the motivation is the family' of missing people

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Unsolved cases take a toll on officers as well as relatives.

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Tom's #Mailbag, June 23, 2017

Tom's #Mailbag, June 23, 2017

It only seems like everyone has left East Central Illinois. The mailbag continues to get questions and find people aren't out of town (or out of the country) to answer those questions.

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Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:30pm

Man, in trouble with law since middle school, gets probation for drugs

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In imposing the sentence, Judge Tom Difanis noted that though Martines Gill, 31, of Champaign has a long criminal record, he has remained crime-free for the last 20 months and seems to be taking the advice of a mentor.


Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:40pm

VIDEO: Fire in Georgetown

Footage provided by Kerry Lenhart shows flames engulfing the old grain elevator Wednesday morning on Georgetown's west side.  

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Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:48am

Fire destroys section of old Georgetown grain elevator

Fire destroys section of old Georgetown grain elevator

Property owner: Structure had no power


Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:00am

Car-X franchisee on sale: 'A little bit more of a simple existence'

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In addition to selling his 13 Illinois and three Iowa locations to New York-based Monro Muffler Brake, Parham Parastaran has also started pitching a memoir to publishers.


Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:48am

Buckley woman facing up to eight years

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Kimberly Allen wrote 38 checks on the account of Martin One Source to a vendor she had fabricated, resulting in a loss to the Champaign printing business of $144,568.


Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:00am

Friday Night Live organizer decries connection with downtown shooting

Friday Night Live organizer decries connection with downtown shooting

'The implication of the shooting incident being in any way tied to Friday Night Live is detrimental to this free, family-friendly event,' said Kelly White, who assured the public that the weekly event, which ended five-and-a-half-hours before Saturday's gunfire, is safe.


Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:00am

UI hopes it counts as 'bona fide relationship' for travel ban

About 200 students from countries affected by President Donald Trump's executive order, parts of which the Supreme Court is allowing to take effect until it holds a full hearing in October, are expected in fall.


Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:00am

Tom Kacich: Urbana woman beat Rosie the Riveter by decades

Mrs. Mary Jane Black, described in newspaper accounts as the sole supporter of six children, was the first woman hired to work at the Big Four Railroad's Urbana yard 100 years ago next month.


 

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