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Use-of-force team will investigate Rantoul shooting

"All agencies are working well together on this."

Use-of-force team will investigate Rantoul shooting
A & E

Hightower bringing comedy showcase to Danville

Hightower bringing comedy showcase to Danville

"I want to bring that fun to my hometown."

Living

Julie Wurth: When life gives you a lemonade stand ...

Julie Wurth: When life gives you a lemonade stand ...

Turns out, lots of grown-ups are suckers for lemonade stands run by irresistible 6-year-olds.

Local

Where Am I? Aug. 3, 2015

Where Am I? Aug. 3, 2015

Every week, we'll show you a short clip of a spin somewhere in the area in a 1986 Corvette. Your job? Figure out where the video was shot. 

Local

Tom's Mailbag July 31, 2015

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15 questions answered today. Never too early to start thinking about next week.

Top News

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 7:00am

White hopes new drivers' facility will have better service, same cost

White hopes new drivers' facility will have better service, same cost

"The last place we had was inadequate."


Wed, 08/05/2015 - 7:00am

Park projects to launch with money from 2002 fish kill

Park projects to launch with money from 2002 fish kill

In July 2002, toxic levels of ammonia were released into the local sewer system as a result of boilers being cleaned at the UI's Abbott Power Plant.



Wed, 08/05/2015 - 7:00am

Air Force rejects Rantoul request for museum planes

Air Force rejects Rantoul request for museum planes

Mayor calls decision "a huge surprise and a disappointment."


Wed, 08/05/2015 - 6:00am

Top of the morning, Aug. 5, 2015

Top of the morning, Aug. 5, 2015

Here's a little break on one of those back-to-school expenses.


Tue, 08/04/2015 - 4:47pm

Man dies from gunshot in Rantoul standoff

Man dies from gunshot in Rantoul standoff

An armed robbery suspect who holed up in a Rantoul motel room for about seven hours early Tuesday, threatening to harm himself and police, was shot and killed by a Champaign police officer.


Tue, 08/04/2015 - 9:39pm

Updated: Bodies of man, woman found in Vermilion County

Updated: Bodies of man, woman found in Vermilion County

The Vermilion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of two people whose bodies were found near a vacant home in rural Danville.


Tue, 08/04/2015 - 4:35pm

Updated: UI asks students to get mumps vaccine before semester

With a mumps outbreak continuing to increase, University of Illinois students are being advised to get a booster shot of the measles/mumps/rubella vaccine as soon as possible, even if they've already had two doses.


 

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    U.S. factory orders advance 1.8 percent in June

     Orders to U.S. factories increased in June, and a key category that reflects business investment plans posted a modest rise. But the gains weren't robust enough to suggest that the sluggish manufacturing sector is mounting a significant turnaround.

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    Family Life: Helping set the stage for return to school

    Children need parents to set the stage as the school year nears — get excited. Get excited for them because it is really important for them to start the school year off with the right attitude.