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Updated: Incident leads to Champaign schools lockdown (w/video)

Central High School, Franklin Middle School, Stratton Elementary School, the Early Childhood Center, Novak Academy and Columbia administrative building were all placed on soft lockdown Wednesday from 1:50-2:22 p.m..

Updated: Incident leads to Champaign schools lockdown (w/video)
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Class of the Week, May 6, 2015

Class  of the Week, May 6, 2015

On Wednesdays, we'll give readers a sneak peek inside some dynamic classrooms in local school districts. 

Living

Spotlight on Service, May 5, 2015

Spotlight on Service, May 5, 2015

This week: Fithian Women's Club

Living

Barns in Urbana have served merrymaking purpose for years

Barns in Urbana have served merrymaking purpose for years

"That was the idea. To make it look old and rustic."

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Richard J. Leskosky: Salvaging films after death

Richard J. Leskosky: Salvaging films after death

When you're filming a motion picture costing many tens of millions of dollars and one of your major performers dies, what do you do? 

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Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:47pm

Senate committee: Study Rauner pension plan before vote

Senate committee: Study Rauner pension plan before vote

"This resolution calls on us to ask that question before we move forward on this proposal that would imperil not only workers but also taxpayers."


Wed, 05/06/2015 - 7:00am

Final raise, honorary title ahead for Easter

Final raise, honorary title ahead for Easter

"His contributions to the university are unmatched and his loyalty has become legendary." 


Wed, 05/06/2015 - 7:00am

Tom Kacich: Carter cautions on landfill pact

Tom Kacich: Carter cautions on landfill pact

"Some kind of a court action is important because then we know it will be enforced." 


Wed, 05/06/2015 - 7:00am

Exonerated man settles with Rantoul

Exonerated man settles with Rantoul

 A man exonerated in the death of a young Rantoul girl 35 years ago will receive a total of $850,000 in a settlement agreement from two insurance companies and the village.


Wed, 05/06/2015 - 7:00am

Ex-UI president to report on details of Carle-UI medical school

Ex-UI president to report on details of Carle-UI medical school

When the University of Illinois decided in March to create the new Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, several important loose ends remained.


Wed, 05/06/2015 - 7:00am

Faces of '15: Travel changes life for Monticello native

Faces of '15: Travel changes life for Monticello native

"I was sort of turned inward. And that whole experience flipped me outward."


Wed, 05/06/2015 - 7:00am

Group backs options for more state income

 A pro-tax group unveiled what it said was "a range of revenue options" to fill an estimated $6 billion budget hole and avoid budget cuts, but few lawmakers were at the announcement.


 

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An invitation not to move here

Many job creators will continue to avoid Illinois unless changes are made in the state's workers' compensation rules.

 

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