CHAMPAIGN – Five candidates, four of them from out of state, have been selected as finalists to be interviewed next week for the position of Champaign police chief.
Two internal candidates from the Champaign Police Department did not make the final cut.
This week''s guest: QB Jon Beutjer.
SULLIVAN – The state has filed charges against a member of the Moultrie County Board because he allegedly doesn't live in Moultrie County.
On Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General Steve Nate filed both a felony charge and civil suit in circuit court against William Wade Baumgartner, 29, alleging that Baumgartner has been serving on the Moultrie County Board since 2002 while living in Champaign.
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CHAMPAIGN – Some 44 entries are scheduled to participate in the third year of Champaign-Urbana's revived Labor Day parade on Monday.
?It gets bigger and better every year,? said Judy Stoll, the AFL-CIO community services liaison.
Melissa Vandrey, Jessica Belter, Shelly O''Bryan and Lisa Argabright each recorded double digits in kills, leading Illinois to a season-opening volleyball victory against Illinois State on Friday night in Normal.
Vandrey notched 19 kills for the Illini, who won 29-31, 30-27, 31-29, 30-24 in the nonconference match. Erin Virtue totaled 61 assists in the match.
CHAMPAIGN – Parkland College crop scientists take full credit for the soaking rain Friday that put weight on farmers' corn kernels and revived a sagging soybean crop.
They had scheduled their annual crop tour for Friday, and last year during the Parkland crop tour, scouts also trudged through drenching rains and muddy fields.
CHAMPAIGN ? Ken Reed and six Champaign schools technology employees won't be taking a well-deserved holiday this weekend.
Instead, they'll spend the long weekend closeted in the district's computer laboratories, trying to purge systems of remnants of the SoBig virus and its variations, viruses and so-called worms that virtually shut down the district's PC system just as school was about to begin.
This month's massive electrical blackout was a wake-up call heralding the need for improvements, including federal oversight, in the nation's power transmission system, a University of Illinois professor says.
The good news: Transmission is a relatively small part of electricity bills, about 10 percent, said UI Professor George Gross. Capacity – new power-generating facilities – is the big cost and there was a healthy 25 percent margin left in the Northeast region hit by the blackout.
We''ve asked Illinois football players for some of their favorites. Today''s panelists are tight end Anthony McClellan and safety Marc Jackson.