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Accused Campustown kicker released until January sentencing

Judge Tom Difanis agreed to let Sedric Cooper out on his own recognizance but warned him that he better stay out of trouble because “emotions are running high” on the street and he didn’t want him to end up dead.

Accused Campustown kicker released until January sentencing

High School Confidential: Week 12

On Wednesdays throughout the school year, area students will fill us in on what's happening at their high schools:


Teacher of the Week: Tanner DeLaurier

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The fifth-grade teacher at South View Upper Elementary School in Danville is known for making personal connections with his students.

A & E

Amy Grant: 'I see all of us in the same boat, one big family'

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The singer chatted with staff writer Paul Wood ahead of her performance Friday with Michael W. Smith at State Farm Center.

Are We There Yet?

Fired up for change

Garden Hills parents, community pitch in to help improve students' lives

Top News

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:00am

Advocates optimistic despite UI's 'sanctuary' rejection

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Supporters of the effort were disappointed but not surprised by administrators' response to a petition asking for the designation.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 6:00am

UPDATE: Head-on crash near Tolono leaves two dead

One driver died on the scene; the other passed away hours later after being airlifted to Carle Hospital.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:00am

UI to honor raises it promised to comply with OT rules

But others who were to become eligible for overtime under the changed federal rules won't be getting it for now, after a judge put the plan on hold.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:00am

Danville council approves closure of Fire Station 3

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After an emotional debate, aldermen also voted to reinstate the position of fire chief.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:00am

Tom Kacich: County executive not yet set in stone

Though voters approved the change, one exiting Champaign County Board member said he thought it could still be challenged.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:00am

2 Vermilion districts looking at cooperative high school

The Rossville-Alvin and Bismarck-Henning school boards will both vote next week to put the question on the April ballot.

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:00am

Area road-salt supplies sufficient, officials say

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After the first snowfall of the season, Champaign, Urbana and county workers are confident they'll have enough to last through winter.


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