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Top of the Morning, Sept. 24, 2017

Dallas Rutledge of Urbana, set to retire as a commercial truck driver, was recently recognized for 60 years of safe, accident-free driving by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

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Weekend Planner: This may tickle the stuffing out of you

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The 25th annual Scarecrow Festival at AMBUCS Park in east Urbana is not much of a fundraiser for the club, said organizer Keith Jamieson. Instead, it's designed to promote the park at 1200 E. University Ave.


#TheMJs, Sept. 22, 2017

#TheMJs, Sept. 22, 2017

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

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Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:00am

Photographer on mission honored for work in Haiti

Photographer on mission honored for work in Haiti

Karyl Wackerlin will receive the Human Rights Award at today's Immigrant Welcome Awards in Urbana for her 'Soul Journey: Haiti' project, which has taken 45 local women to support an orphanage in the impoverished country.

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:57am

Five wounded in shooting in Danville

Three women and two men were hurt. Police said none of their injuries appeared life-threatening.

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 9:31pm

High school football scoreboard: Sept. 21-23, 2017

High school football scoreboard: Sept. 21-23, 2017

It was homecoming at Mahomet-Seymour on Friday night, and the Bulldogs pulled out a key Apollo Conference win against Mattoon as the Green Wave played their first football game since Wednesday's shooting in Coles County.

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:00am

Sports-memoribilia appraiser can help you find out if fortune is in the cards

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Michael Osacky of Chicago, a 2002 UI graduate who is certified by the National Association of Professional Appraisers, has appointments in C-U this weekend and is available to visit with others, as well.

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:31am

Champaign man held on burglary, robbery charges


Nathaniel Curry, 26, was arraigned Friday in two separate cases.

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:00am

Newly minted SJ-O Hall of Famer gets a special gift after Irma

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After the hurricane destroyed his summer cottage in Jacksonville, Fla., Navy Cmdr. Patrick Gegg learned that a couple had found his old Cub Scout uniform shirt on a beach.

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:00am

Immigration Project feted for efforts to fight injustice

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The nonprofit group, a principal provider of legal assistance to the 100,000 immigrants residing in central and southern Illinois, will get a Community Impact Award at the annual Immigrant Welcome Awards in Urbana.

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:00am

Gold Star 500 bicyclists feeling burn on memorial ride — and that's the point

Gold Star 500 bicyclists feeling burn on memorial ride — and that's the point

The 34 riders stopped at the UI campus Friday about halfway through their 500-mile ride from Cairo to Chicago to honor the 34 Illinois National Guardsmen and -women killed in Iraq or Afghanistan since 9/11.


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New forfeiture rules welcome

This country has a long history of limiting the authority of government to push people around. It's about time the state's forfeiture law recognized that important ingredient in maintaining liberty.


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    London regulator not renewing Uber's license over safety concerns

    The company, which has been beset by a litany of scandals over its management style, was told it was not 'fit and proper' to keep operating in the British capital, where it has 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers.


    In the Garden: Mum's the word

    Throughout the fall season, garden centers are filled with a beautiful selection of chrysanthemums. It is a wonderful time to plant these attractive, fall-blooming plants, but some consideration should be given.



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