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Ammons won't run for Davis' seat

Saying it was 'one of the hardest decisions of my life,' state Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, has decided not to run for Congress.

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A Life Remembered: Bob Miller

A Life Remembered: Bob Miller

Sages legend, who was a star basketball player, Monticello school board president, dairy owner and superfan, has died just before he turned 102.

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Getting Personal: Abby Foster

Getting Personal: Abby Foster

Staff writer Melissa Merli chats with 2017 Miss Illinois, a 20-year-old from Danville who is a student at Ball State University.

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Wired In: Isak Massman

Wired In: Isak Massman

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI student who co-founded Therapalz, a start-up that creates therapeutic robotic stuffed animals for individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia and children on the autism spectrum.

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Tom's #Mailbag, July 21, 2017

Tom's #Mailbag, July 21, 2017

Guns, new rules at the Sholem Aquatic Center, Rep. John Shimkus' Facebook page, Michael Madigan, what's killing evergreens, whether something is killing hawks, the old Christian Science Church building on campus, the old Steak 'n Shake on Green Street, the really old Mumford House, the site of the old Bradleys, a recording studio in Urbana, solar panels ... I could go on.

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Mon, 07/24/2017 - 8:26pm

UPDATE: 'I wish I could forgive you, but I’m not quite there yet'

UPDATE: 'I wish I could forgive you, but I’m not quite there yet'

The sister of a man who died in a car-motorcycle wreak last year was among those who read statements at Monday's sentencing of Chad Berry, 32, who was given four years in prison for aggravated DUI.


Mon, 07/24/2017 - 1:53pm

Crash near Cissna Park claims life of 12-year-old boy

Preliminary results from an autopsy conducted Monday indicate that he died from traumatic injuries he sustained during the crash.



Mon, 07/24/2017 - 9:35am

Sunday night storm (photo)

A bolt of lightning dissects a cloud moving southeast over Champaign following Sunday night's storm. 

Sunday night storm

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 7:00am

Rakim Vineyard murder trial: Jury pool larger than usual

Rakim Vineyard murder trial: Jury pool larger than usual

Three years after a Champaign man was gunned down on a city street in north Champaign, the man accused of his killing is about to be tried for murder.


Mon, 07/24/2017 - 5:30am

Champaign Park District survey respondents want wildlife areas, indoor pools

Champaign Park District survey respondents want wildlife areas, indoor pools

The UI's Office and Recreation Park Resources Department worked with the park district on the survey that was sent out to 3,500 random addresses in April, with 351 of them being returned.


Mon, 07/24/2017 - 7:00am

Those Who Served: For one vet, Korea was a close call

Those Who Served: For one vet, Korea was a close call

The Korean War was in its early stages, and Sam McPheeters would nearly get killed not long before he shipped home.


Mon, 07/24/2017 - 7:00am

Fourth Democrat running for Davis' seat

Erik Jones, 37, joins Dr. David Gill of Bloomington, Betsy Londrigan of Springfield and Benjamin Webb of Normal among Democrats who have announced they will run next year in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District.


Mon, 07/24/2017 - 6:30am

Top of the Morning, July 24, 2017

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I had a feeling last week's column on our use of "teen" and "man" in crime headlines might generate a fair bit of interest. Turns out, it got the second-highest pageviews of all of the articles published in this space this year.


 

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