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Butkus inducted into UI Athletics Hall of Fame

Illini great Dick Butkus was named the first inductee into the University of Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday Oct. 27, 2016. 

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2016 trick-or-treat hours

Trick or treat

Halloween trick-or trick hours for most our area towns are on Monday, Oct. 31.

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Frank's Faves: 'Miracle' movies

Frank's Faves: 'Miracle' movies

It's hard not to believe in miracles after watching the Chicago Cubs qualify for the World Series.

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Times set for area football playoff games

Dates and times for weekend games involving 17 area high school football teams.


High School Confidential: Week 7

High School Confidential: Week 7

The FFA national convention in Indianapolis drew a crowd. So did an emotional football game at GCMS.

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Thu, 10/27/2016 - 6:00am

Score one for the good guy

Score one for the good guy

Football-mad town has something more to cheer about: Dylan Brownlee

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:27pm

Violations: Mold, chemicals, bugs


Restaurant inspections: 11 businesses failed, 7 closed between July and September

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 10:06am

Chicago man cleared in Urbana mugging case

Incident involved visiting bricklayer and women — 'Chocolate and Vanilla' — willingness to have sex for money.

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 7:00am

Zorba's for sale


'Until then, we'll keep going. We're not going anywhere.'

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 7:00am

UI bringing back early-notification option for applications

Complaints from alums whose children are applying and the moving up of the FAFSA deadline propelled the end of a two-year experiement with a single deadline.

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 7:00am

Mahomet museum director: 'I had no idea this was coming'


Volunteer Frieda Anderson Mumm was — and still is — a driving force at what is now the Museum of the Grand Prairie.

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 7:00am

MTD trustees to seek 25% increase in property-tax levy

New MTD bus

They cautioned that that does not mean a 25 percent increase in taxes paid by homeowners and businesses. 


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