URBANA - Public health services for Champaign County residents who live outside of Champaign-Urbana could end by next week, as progress toward a new contract ground to a halt Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD - If he could have been there, the clack and hum of machinery going full speed in the Illinois comptroller's mailroom would have been music to the ears of Roger Ball, who instead was busy distributing prescriptions to the customers of Weber's Drug Store in Hoopeston.
It's been a season of firsts for Illinois' Amer Delic, and the UI junior hopes that continues today.
Delic, who played a big part in the Illini's quest for their first NCAA tennis title, is aiming for his best finish at the NCAA singles tournament.
The message is familiar, but it carries more urgency this year.
CHAMPAIGN - The Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club of Champaign County, a safe harbor for hundreds of children, is facing a major overhaul in its operations.
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Senate on Thursday approved a higher education budget for the year beginning July 1 that would keep the University of Illinois at the governor's proposed funding level, eliminating the $5.36 million the House tried to restore.
CHAMPAIGN - A state in fiscal crisis, an antagonistic Legislature, and no options that weren't going to make people mad.
CHAMPAIGN - Diane Friedman, Provena Covenant Medical Center's former chief executive, has been named this year's ATHENA Award winner by the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce.
Ants, fish, flatworms and people all have at least one thing in common - a brain.
A day later, Illinois' men's tennis team maintained its winning ways.
After winning the program's first national title Tuesday, three of four UI players advanced out of the first round of the NCAA singles tournament Wednesday in Athens, Ga.