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In its 58th year, UI's Dial-a-Carol embracing social media

Since 1960, students at Snyder Hall have sung holiday carols for callers 24/7 during finals. This year, they are taking requests via Facebook Live, and on Sunday, they'll take over the UI's Snapchat account and University Housing's Instagram account.

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Weekend Planner: Whoville for a day

Weekend Planner: Whoville for a day

You and your family can get into the spirit of Christmas by taking part in 'Holiday in Whoville' on Sunday in downtown Champaign.

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Clergy Corner, Dec. 15, 2017

Clergy Corner, Dec. 15, 2017

Editor Jeff D'Alessio's weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders. This week: Area pastors share the most treasured Christmas gift of their pre-pastor pasts.

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Nightlife listings, Dec. 14-21, 2017

Nightlife listings, Dec. 14-21, 2017

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here’s your guide to a night on the town.

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Frank's Faves: 'Star Wars' films

Frank's Faves: 'Star Wars' films

From 'A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ...' to this evening in a theater near you, it's been a long, strange trip for George Lucas' fabled space-opera franchise.

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Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:00am

Shoebox Operation brightening Courage Connection clients' holidays

Shoebox Operation brightening Courage Connection clients' holidays

Aided by volunteers, organizers Angela Berns and her daughter, Courtney Boriff, create two gift-wrapped shoeboxes for each client — one filled with toiletries and necessities, the other with gifts from a wish list.


Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:00am

Duckworth: 'I do have some real concerns' with GOP tax plan

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While in Champaign on Friday to meet with UI officials and tour the university's RailTEC facility, the Democratic senator said she believed it wasn't fair to small- and medium-sized businesses and middle-income families. 



Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:19am

Henson to miss Chicago tribute

Henson to miss Chicago tribute

On Friday, the legendary men's basketball coach visited with family and friends at the hospital, where he was being treated for a lung infection.


Fri, 12/15/2017 - 2:00pm

Tom's #Mailbag, Dec. 15, 2017

Tom's #Mailbag, Dec. 15, 2017

The Mailbag turns 4 years old on Thursday. I recently looked back at the first edition and marveled how there wasn't a single question about chain restaurants. Sigh.


Fri, 12/15/2017 - 2:36pm

Father: McCoy 'starting to perk up' after kidney-disease diagnosis

Father: McCoy 'starting to perk up' after kidney-disease diagnosis

Last week, the former STM girls' basketball standout and Marquette forward was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, a rare disease that damages the orgrans to the point that they work at only about 15 percent of capacity.


Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:54pm

UPDATE: Champaign car fire was intentionally set (w/ video)

UPDATE: Champaign car fire was intentionally set (w/ video)

Firefighters were called to a home at 3322 Stoneway Court around 3:25 a.m. Friday.


Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:00am

All sorts of characters in Savoy for 'The Last Jedi'

All sorts of characters in Savoy for 'The Last Jedi'

When moviegoers showed up at the Savoy 16 for Thursday night's long-awaited first showing of the latest edition in the 'Star Wars' saga, they were greeted by Stormtroopers, a Wookiee, and even Kylo Ren.


Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:00am

5 Dems vying to replace Davis make cases at Champaign forum

5 Dems vying to replace Davis make cases at Champaign forum

Jon Ebel of Urbana, David Gill of Bloomington, Erik Jones of Edwardsville, Betsy Londrigan of Springfield and Angel Sides of Springfield all made clear at a forum Thursday that they'd be nothing like the incumbent Republican.


 
 

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