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A Life Remembered: Bob Miller

Sages legend, who was a star basketball player, Monticello school board president, dairy owner and superfan, has died just before he turned 102.

A Life Remembered: Bob Miller

Clergy Corner, July 21, 2017

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Editor Jeff D'Alessio's weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders. This week: The Rev. Robert Freeman is back in Champaign County as pastor of First United Methodist Church in Urbana.


Weekend Planner: Pre-eclispe sky views looking up

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The Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society is hosting a sky-watch presentation from 8 p.m. to midnight today at the Middle Fork Forest Preserve in Penfield.


#TheMJs, July 21, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson provides a glance at the best Twitter has to offer.

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Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:35pm

Getting Personal: Abby Foster

Hear from Miss Illinois Abby Foster, the Oakwood High School grad is headed to the Miss America pageant in September where she will try to bring home the national crown.

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Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:00am

Urbana's Crystal Lake closed after algal bloom spotted

Urbana's Crystal Lake closed after algal bloom spotted

The closure only affects lake activities, such as fishing and boating, not the park or aquatic center.

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:00am

MTD board to kick off talks on proposed downtown development

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The exceptionally large and complex plan is going to require an exceptionally thorough review process, officials say.

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:00am

A Life Remembered: Gibson City police chief 'a champion in every sense of the word'

A Life Remembered: Gibson City police chief 'a champion in every sense of the word'

Eric Hyatt, a 17-year veteran of the force who was just appointed chief last fall, passed away Friday following a seven-year battle with cancer.

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, July 22, 2017

Top of the Morning, July 22, 2017

Chris Karr, the state's most famous hog-caller, is practicing hard for his 26th consecutive appearance at the Illinois State Fair.

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 2:00pm

Tom's #Mailbag, July 21, 2017

Tom's #Mailbag, July 21, 2017

Guns, new rules at the Sholem Aquatic Center, Rep. John Shimkus' Facebook page, Michael Madigan, what's killing evergreens, whether something is killing hawks, the old Christian Science Church building on campus, the old Steak 'n Shake on Green Street, the really old Mumford House, the site of the old Bradleys, a recording studio in Urbana, solar panels ... I could go on.

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 4:17pm

Motorcycle/pickup thief eludes police in 2 counties

Police in Champaign and Douglas counties pursued a man who stole a motorcycle and later a truck Friday afternoon.

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 5:08pm

Hammond man dies after train hits farm implement in Moultrie County

A witness said Robert D. Day, 41, was driving a fertilizer applicator east on County Road 2000 N near Illinois 121 east of Dalton City when he was hit by a northbound train at the crossing, resulting in two fires.


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    Nissan, UAW in battle for votes at Mississippi plant

    As many as 4,000 workers will vote Aug. 3-4 at the vehicle assembly plant in Canton. The union has promised it will help negotiate better working conditions, benefits and wages, but managers warn it will ultimately hurt both the company and the workers.



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