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Top of the morning, Aug. 28, 2016

Residents at Windsor of Savoy are getting a rare treat from a new neighbor — daily piano recitals.

Top of the morning, Aug. 28, 2016
Local

Restaurant lined up to replace Escobar's

Restaurant lined up to replace Escobar's

Downtown Champaign building owner confirmed it will not be a chain establishment but stopped short of saying whether the restaurateurs are local.

A & E

Frank's Faves: Election campaign comedies

Frank's Faves: Election campaign comedies

Last week featured campaign dramas. Now for the lighter side.

Local

C-U's rockin' again

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After a lengthy hiatus, big-name, chart-topping music acts are back to booking gigs in C-U, making what's left of 2016 worth a listen, no matter your genre.

Local

Champaign Paralympian says Rio Games may be her last

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She and the other members of the women's sitting volleyball team will be trying for their first gold after silvers in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.

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Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:00am

New UI chancellor pushes up start date

New UI chancellor pushes up start date

Robert Jones’ first day in office will be Sept. 26, UI spokeswoman Robin Kaler said Friday.


Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:49pm

High school football scoreboard, Aug. 26-27, 2016

High school football scoreboard, Aug. 26-27, 2016

Weather caused the Ford County rivalry game between Paxton-Buckley-Loda and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley to be postponed until Saturday night, but the rest of our area's Week 1 games were played.



Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:00am

State Board of Elections appeals judge's ruling on Gill

It filed the appeal on the same day it certified that the independent candidate's name would appear on the Nov. 8 ballot.


Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:00am

Weekend Planner: Flying for the fun of it

Weekend Planner: Flying for the fun of it

Staff writer MELISSA MERLI explores into the Barnstormers Over Champaign event, where pilots will fly radio-controlled aircraft with wingspans of 80 inches or more over an area of west Champaign.


Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:00am

Champaign-Urbana unemployment rates improved in July

Jobless figures in both cities and Champaign County dropped when compared with July 2015.


Sat, 08/27/2016 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Aug. 27, 2016

Balloon ride Buck

As a present, Ray Buck’s family treated him to his first ride in a hot air balloon on Aug. 14.


Fri, 08/26/2016 - 2:00pm

Tom's #Mailbag, Aug. 26, 2016

Tom's #Mailbag, Aug. 26, 2016

Any week at Mailbag Headquarters is a successful week when we don’t get a question about when Golden Corral is coming to town. Such was this week.


 

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