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An asset for area law enforcement, military gear has its critics, too

As police take more heat about the heavier and more imposing weapons they carry, area law enforcement agencies say they deploy SWAT teams in only the most dangerous of circumstances and are mindful about when they send out officers in military-style gear.

An asset for area law enforcement, military gear has its critics, too
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Hey bartender: At 84, Brass Rail owner has his routine down

Hey bartender: At 84, Brass Rail owner has his routine down

"I think life gets better the older I get." 

Dan Corkery: Future remains unclear for the Mahomet Aquifer

Try this little social experiment: Say "Mahomet Aquifer" to a friend and see if the conversation moves to "PCBs." 

Living

Doug Wilson is ready to tackle some new challenges

Doug Wilson is ready to tackle some new challenges

"Traditional norm is a challenge to him. If the line is here he sees what he can do to cross it a little bit." 

A & E

Weekend update: Something to chew on

Weekend update: Something to chew on

Savoy pays tribute to its heritage each year with Savoy Orchard Days, which continues today.

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Sun, 09/21/2014 - 7:00am

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Sept. 21, 2014

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Sept. 21, 2014

With Professor Steven Salaita's attorneys saying they'll pursue legal action against the UI over it taking back the job offer their client accepted, we asked 10 more experts on the law: Is this a case you could win? 


Sun, 09/21/2014 - 7:00am

Tom Kacich: (Too few) debates scheduled

Tom Kacich: (Too few) debates scheduled

With just 45 days until Election Day — and 30 days until early voting starts in Illinois — it's an appropriate time for a rundown on when and where candidate debates will be held this fall. 


Sun, 09/21/2014 - 7:00am

Hacking her way in: Computer science no longer just a man's world

Hacking her way in: Computer science no longer just a man's world

As a percentage of incoming computer science students this fall, women make up 24.6 percent, triple what it was two years ago.


Sun, 09/21/2014 - 7:00am

Melissa Merli: Powers' spirits up in face of hard times

Melissa Merli: Powers' spirits up in face of hard times

"I can always say spiritually and musically I'm up, particularly because the spiritual and musical seem to be joined."


Sun, 09/21/2014 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Sept. 21, 2014

Top of the Morning, Sept. 21, 2014

"What keeps me going is having something to do. When you stop, that's not a good idea." 


Sat, 09/20/2014 - 9:59pm

Illini weather storm for win

Illini weather storm for win

Illinois needs another fourth quarter rally to beat Texas State


Sat, 09/20/2014 - 7:00am

Ex-priest continues to challenge church on ordination for women

Ex-priest continues to challenge church on ordination for women

Roy Bourgeois, who was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1972, lost that title almost four decades later over his conviction that women should be allowed as priests in the church.


 

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Jim Dey: Salaita fight generating wild theories

To some, particularly those who share Salaita's hostile views toward Israel, it's all about the long reach of the Israeli government and the Jewish lobby and their determination to punish critics.

 

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    It's Your Business: New Entry of Entrees

    Miga, the newest restaurant to open in downtown Champaign, eventually plans to offer karaoke and lunch — but for now, it's concentrating on dinner and late-night drinks.

     

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    Studio Visit: Melonie Mulkey

    Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with Melonie Mulkey of Champaign. She is a sculptor and photographer whose work is part of the two-person exhibition "A Little Touched, But Otherwise Alright" on view through Oct. 4 at Figure One, 116 N. Walnut St., C.