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UPDATE: Woman rescued from Salt Fork north of St. Joseph

At about 11:10 a.m., rescue personnel in a canoe rescued the woman, who at that point was out of her car, and brought her to safety.

UPDATE: Woman rescued from Salt Fork north of St. Joseph
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2017-18 High School Confidential: Week 21

2017-18 High School Confidential: Week 21

This week's report from our 36 student correspondents.

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Teacher of the Week: Chris Antonsen

Teacher of the Week: Chris Antonsen

The language-arts teacher at Champaign's Countryside School has been many things — college professor, web developer, scout leader, dad, grant writer — but the title he gets questions about is folklorist.

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When is enough enough?

Another school shooting, and it’s past time for change — we’ve failed too many victims

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PRIMARY 2018 QUESTIONNAIRES: 13th Congressional District Democrats

PRIMARY 2018 QUESTIONNAIRES: 13th Congressional District Democrats

Candidates in local races answer questions from 40-year political writer Tom Kacich ahead of the March 20 primary. TODAY: Jon Ebel, David Gill, Erik Jones, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan and Angel Sides, vying for the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, in November.

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Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:40pm

Woman arrested in Tuesday shooting in Urbana

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The 27-year-old Champaign woman is in the county jail after a 20-year-old man was critically wounded.


Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:19pm

Vermilion County: Woman rescued from top of car

Vermilion County: Woman rescued from top of car

Official: most of the county is experiencing some kind of flooding, and sections of a number of roads, including 3800 North Road, are closed.



Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:58am

Area candidate to Madigan: Step down as party chair

Area candidate to Madigan: Step down as party chair

But Jen McMillin of Decatur, the only Democratic candidate in the 101st House District, said she isn't calling for Madigan to step down as Speaker of the House "at this time."


Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:00am

Opponents asking authorities to stop 'Paint the Hall Chief'

Opponents asking authorities to stop 'Paint the Hall Chief'

A letter signed by 16 people — activists, several Native Americans and professors, among others — said the event planned for Thursday's men's basketball game violates state and federal anti-discrimination statutes.


Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:00am

A Life Remembered: Urbana civil engineer, state rep 'was definitely a doer'

A Life Remembered: Urbana civil engineer, state rep 'was definitely a doer'

Civility defined the life of the fun-loving, kind Tom Berns, who dedicated it to the service of his clients and his community, including in the Illinois House and on several local organizations' boards.


Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:00am

Tom Kacich | 3 Libertarians think they're better choices for governor

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Third parties historically have done poorly in Illinois gubernatorial races. The best a Libertarian has done was Chad Grimm's 3.4 percent in 2014. But don't tell Kash Jackson, Matthew Scaro or Jon Stewart that they're wasting their time.


Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:00am

Champaign council gives initial OK to integration of fire, ambulance units

Fire Chief Gary Ludwig proposed the changes as part of modifications to the city's 1988 ambulance ordinance, last updated in 2002.


Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:00am

Jim Dey | Illinois Supreme Court's motorcycle ruling full of negatives

The case involved forfeiture law, and this specific dispute concerns a motorcycle that belonged — emphasis on "belonged" — to Petra Henderson. If the ruling stands, the Robinson Police Department will sell it and pocket the proceeds.


 
 

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