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Inside look: State Farm Center- (photo gallery)

Ahead of Thursday's media tour of renovated State Farm Center, The News-Gazette toured the home of Illinois basketball on Oct. 5 for a photo spread that will run in our upcoming IlliniHQ College Basketball Yearbook. From the Orange Krush Club to the Mannie Jackson Hall of Fame to the giant videoboard at center court, plenty has changed since the public last got a look inside.

Inside look: State Farm Center

The Health Reporter Is In: Oct. 19, 2016

The Health Reporter Is In: Oct. 19, 2016

Are there any medicines that are OK to throw in the garbage or flush if you want to get rid of them?


Just 1 Question: Those Who Excel honorees


Staff writer Nicole Lafond asked some of those who have earned accolades from Illinois State Board of Education: What does it mean to excel as an educator in today's climate?


High School Confidential: Week 6

High School Confidential: Week 6

Fundraisers in Villa Grove, fun trips at Georgetown-Ridge Farm, a cool scene in Bement ... news from more than 30 area high schools.


Teacher of the Week: Casey Crowhurst

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On Wednesdays, we'll spotlight a difference-making area educator. To nominate a teacher, tweet to education reporter @Nicole_Lafond with the hashtag #TeacherOfTheWeek.

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Thu, 10/20/2016 - 10:30am

Just-opened Popeye's robbed

Just-opened Popeye's robbed

Police were called to the Danville location around 6:30 a.m. today. When they arrived, an employee said he had been robbed at gunpoint.

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 11:40am

Burglary charges for three Urbana teens

Search turned up nearly 100 items stolen in at least eight burglaries since late July

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 7:00am

Campustown shootings: Cops, UI students to meet

Campustown shootings: Cops, UI students to meet

"We wanted to bring everyone together so we can talk about what's next." 

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 7:00am

North Siders vs. nominees: One screen not enough

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Groups gathered in C-U to watch both the last 2016 presidential debate and the Cubs' effort to even up the NLCS, with many trying to keep an eye on both.

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 7:00am

Jim Dey: Rauner, Madigan not pulling any punches

A proxy fight is still a fight, and in Illinois this election year, it's a dirty one.

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 7:00am

Fund in slain UI scientist's honor almost halfway to goal

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The GoFundMe campaign was started Oct. 6 after the death of Sharon Gray, who was struck by a rock as she and a group drove on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 7:00am

Prairie Rivers Network honoring Mahomet man's efforts

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Bruce Colravy, who co-founded the all-volunteer Upper Sangamon River Conservancy in 2009, has earned the group's River Steward award.


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