CHAMPAIGN — Police are investigating robberies over the weekend at two adjacent Champaign businesses.
Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn said victims of both robberies provided similar descriptions of the robbers.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Central Illinois, in effect from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Counties under the advisory include McLean, DeWitt, Piatt, Champaign, Vermilion, Macon, Moultire, Douglas, Coles, Edgar, Shelby, Ford and Iroquois.
In Wednesday's newspaper, we're planning stories about Health Alliance and state insurance contracts, preparations for Unofficial St. Patrick's Day, and lots of state high school basketball playoff results.
SPRINGFIELD — Action taken today by a bipartisan legislative panel gives Health Alliance Medical Plans another chance to bid on a long-term contract for state employee and retiree health coverage.
And today's development paves the way for the Urbana insurer to drop its lawsuit over the 2011 state insurance contract awards.
URBANA — Kids in Champaign County are invited to celebrate Read Across America Day on Saturday at Lincoln Square Village in Urbana.
The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature more than 30 literacy-related activities. This year's theme is "Plant a Seed, Have a Good Read."
CHAMPAIGN — Pavlov Media has launched a new technology in the Champaign-Urbana market that will allow apartment communities to get Internet content at "multi-gigabit" speeds, the company announced Monday.
CHICAGO — A statewide poll taken for the American Civil Liberties Union says that only one-third of likely Illinois general election voters would support a bill requiring a woman seeking an abortion to undergo and view the results of an ultrasound examination before receiving an abortion.
But such a bill is not currently before Illinois lawmakers.
CHAMPAIGN — Police say they are nearing the end of their new investigation of a June 2011 arrest after the city council denied hiring an outside consultant to do the work.
But it could still be weeks before a final determination is made.
Egypt has long been one of this country's most reliable allies in the Middle East, but that's changing.
It may end quickly, or it may not, but in the meantime chaos reigns in the case of the American citizens being held in Egypt in the aftermath of the overthrow of former dictator Hosni Mubarak.