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Energetic Black leads Illini past VCU

The way Illinois played in the second half of Tuesday’s win against North Carolina State and the lineup coach John Groce used was a preview of more to come.

Energetic Black leads Illini past VCU

Weekend planner: Time for a little shopping

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Kids can feel really grown up this and next weekend at Crisis Nursery's 24th annual Children's Holiday Shop at Lincoln Square in Urbana.


Tom's #Mailbag, Dec. 2, 2016

Tom's #Mailbag, Dec. 2, 2016

IHSA police escorts, Prospect Avenue stoplights, the mess that is the I-74/I-57 interchange, upcoming heating bills ... Tom Kacich has your answers.


Champaign business is lone bidder for Kickapoo cafe, river trips

An Illinois Department of Natural Resources worker said procurement staff have not yet awarded a contract and are still reviewing the proposal.


What's in a Name? Candlestick Lane

What's in a Name? Candlestick Lane

Urbana's holiday-decoration tradition began after a group of residents won an Illinois Power competition in 1963 and used the $100 prize to buy the centerpiece candlesticks.

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Sat, 12/03/2016 - 4:20pm



Illinois follows up key home win Tuesday with another against the Rams

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 3:50pm

"Tears of happiness" for safe return of missing Rantoul boys

Kevin and Kayveon Price

They were found by a volunteer at a home several blocks away from their own, having spent the night with a child that they didn’t know well. Police said they told that child’s mother that they had permission to do so when they did not. 

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:00am

Paxton B&B owner: 'The fix was in'

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Jim Walder finds it "a very strange coincidence" that two of the three people tasked with reviewing his case for the Illinois Human Rights Commission are either "LGBT activists or openly gay."

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 4:06pm

45 years for Champaign man (w/video)


Judge cited Anthony Meads' age (24), his mostly clean criminal record, that he's working on his GED, and letters about Meads' character as reasons for the reduced sentence.

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:00am

UI, service-employee union's contract talks heading into next year

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Two sessions with a federal mediator weren't enough to resolve key issues; a third is set for Jan. 9-10.

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:00am

Fate of UI employees' possible mid-year raises undecided

But workers were gifted with extra paid days off around the holidays.

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:00am

That chill in the air? It's flu shot's last call

The first wave of the viral infection is starting to make the rounds in the area.


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Addressing violent crime

Say what you will about Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing; she isn't one to sit on her hands when problems present themselves.


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