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55 years in prison for killing friend

Judge Tom Difanis on Thursday also sentenced Kyjuan Dorsey to another 25 years in prison for shooting Marquise Burnett, 19, in the leg.

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Just 1 Question: Urbana High School opportunities

This week, staff writer Nicole Lafond asked students and staff: What makes Urbana High a school of opportunity for you?

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UPDATED: Prussing throws hat in ring

UPDATED: Prussing throws hat in ring

Of Diane's Marlin's candidacy for the Urbana mayor job she's held since 2005, Laurel Prussing said today: 'That's fine, I'll run on my own record. I've been pretty innovative.'

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The Health Reporter Is In: Sept. 28, 2016

The Health Reporter Is In: Sept. 28, 2016

We found a dead bird outside our house. Does Champaign County have West Nile virus going on?

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Teacher of the Week: Angela Lindquist

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Meet Angela Lindquist, a fifth-grade teacher at the recently renamed Dr. Preston L. Williams Jr. Elementary School in Urbana.

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Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:37am

UPDATE: Train crashes into N.J. station; 1 dead, over 100 injured

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Witnesses reported seeing one woman trapped under concrete and many people bleeding after the New Jersey Transit train crashed at the Hoboken station.


Thu, 09/29/2016 - 6:00am

Special report: How Robbie Patton got out of prison

Special report: How Robbie Patton got out of prison

Judge Tom Difanis declined to comment on his rationale, but boot camp recommendations by Champaign County judges for first-time young adult offenders are common. 



Thu, 09/29/2016 - 7:00am

Academy High sets tuition at $15,800 per year

The rate was calculated using a number of factors, including how much other independent schools charge, the socioeconomics of the area and the estimated needs for operating the school, interim Head of School Nick Edgerton said.


Wed, 09/28/2016 - 10:16am

'Spilled drink' triggered Campustown shooting

'Spilled drink' triggered Campustown shooting

A Champaign teenager paroled two weeks ago from boot camp for a shooting offense has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm in the death of a bystander in a shooting early Sunday morning in Campustown.


Thu, 09/29/2016 - 7:00am

UI 48th on Forbes' new list of best schools for international students

Despite the UI's top-five ranking for international enrollment, the list is dominated by private institutions, with all but one top-10 school in the Northeast.


Thu, 09/29/2016 - 7:00am

No shortage of help bringing in crop for injured Newman farmer

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Before even reaching out for help for Dave Young, Douglas County Farm Bureau manager Tyler Harvey had already fielded a handful of unsolicited calls from local farmers volunteering to help with his harvest.


Thu, 09/29/2016 - 7:00am

Urbana's Madigan calls on incumbent Bennett to embrace legislative reforms

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The Republican candidate for the 52nd Illinois Senate District said those include ending legislative pensions and lifetime health care and requiring lawmakers to post their office expenses on their websites.


 

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