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Ex-county board member on process to replace him: 'Ham-handedly crooked'

Josh Hartke, who resigned his District 6 seat April 30 ahead of a move to Colorado, said the resulting political dispute over the process to fill the vacancy he created amounts to 'a bunch of rigmarole.'

Ex-county board member on process to replace him: 'Ham-handedly crooked'
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Teacher of the Week: Natalie Lessaris

Teacher of the Week: Natalie Lessaris

The fourth-grade teacher at Champaign's Booker T. Washington STEM Academy brings the baking skills she honed as a former stay-at-home mom to her classroom, where she rewards productive students with cookies.

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Campus Conversation: Gail Rooney

Campus Conversation: Gail Rooney

'Most companies are still looking for people who can do critical thinking, can problem solve, take in data, make conclusions — and those are all things our liberal arts students do very well.'

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1985 Cold Case: Barbara Bremer

1985 Cold Case: Barbara Bremer

Her death remains a mystery — and still haunts family and investigators — all these years later.

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The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 20, 2018

In installment No. 2 of our three-part Sunday series, we asked members of the high school Class of 2018: What are the top three items on your 10-year bucket list?

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Documents: Alcohol use cost Champaign police officer his job

Documents: Alcohol use cost Champaign police officer his job

Justus Clinton, 43, of Fisher entered into an agreement to leave his position less than a week before he was arrested May 14 on burglary charges in a string of vehicle break-ins in his hometown.




Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:00am

Suit claims Champaign officers used excessive force, covered it up with charges

It alleges that the two officers slammed Alton Corey, 62, into a door in his home last fall without provocation, knocking him out, then concealed their actions by charging him with battery to a police officer.


Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:00am

UI chancellor: Chicago initiatives will add resources for C-U, not drain them

Robert Jones said the proposed Discovery Partners Institute and a joint project with the University of Chicago will help the UI engage the state's largest city and its billions in venture capital while remaining firmly anchored in Champaign-Urbana.


Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:00am

Carle-initiated bill to help those working while on public aid heads to Rauner

The measure, sponsored by state Sen. Chapin Rose and with the support of other area lawmakers, creates a five-year, privately funded pilot program that lets people work their way toward self-sufficiency more gradually.


Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:00am

Expansion of Danville's curfew earns initial support from aldermen

The proposal now goes to the full city council for approval June 5.


Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:00am

Champaign council gives initial OK to library's budget, extra hour

A final vote on the proposal, which budgets expenses at $7,449,947 and revenues at $7,451,144, is expected June 19.


Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:00am

Jim Dey | Dad's challenge over order to pay for daughter's college has big implications

Once the dust cleared in DuPage County, Charles Yakich had won a potentially groundbreaking ruling that held a state law requiring divorced or never-married parents to contribute to a child's college education to be unconstitutional.


 
 

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    Box Office | Deadpool takes down Avengers

    Fox's "Deadpool 2" brought in $125 million this weekend, giving it the second-highest opening ever for an R-rated movie and ending the three-week reign of Disney's "Avengers: Infinity War" at the top of the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

     

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