Editor's Desk (October 2012)

Wednesday's News-Gazette: Emergency room expansion, school report cards, Halloween sports frights

In Wednesday's newspaper, we'll have stories about emergency room expansion, school report cards and a frightening column in Sports.
Carle Foundation Hospital has received the go-ahead from state regulators to expand and remodel its 30-year-old emergency department. Debra Pressey has the details.
Education reporter Meg Dickinson has a look at school report cards for area schools.

This weekend in The News-Gazette: Soccer, football, traffic, ties with China, trick-or-treat hours

Our plans for weekend newspapers include prep soccer coverage, Illini football, local politics, UI ties with China and much more.

Wednesday's News-Gazette: dueling political polls, new emergency shelter plans, soul-searching for Illini gridders

In Wednesday's newspaper, we've got more political coverage as the election draws near, word of plans for a new family emergency shelter, and some soul-searching for the Illini football team.
In his Wednesday column, political editor Tom Kacich writes that incumbents enjoy huge fundraising advantages in all three state legislative races in Champaign and Vermilion counties.

In Tuesday's News-Gazette: Aquifer protection, teachers' contract, Cardinals' pitching

In Tuesday's newspaper, we're planning stories on protection for the Mahomet Aquifer, a Champaign teachers' contract and in Sports, a look at the Cardinals' unlikey progress through the playoffs.

Saturday's News-Gazette: Steroid tragedy, research park development, football

In Saturday's newspaper, the tragedy of a contaminated steroid drug touches a Champaign woman, we update plans for development at First and Windsor, and there's lots going on in sports.

In Friday's News-Gazette — Urbana liquor code, election advances, Illini football woes

In Friday's newspaper, we're writing about a proposed change to Urbana's liquor code, we'll continue our pre-election coverage and in Sports, well preview the Bulls-Cavs NBA exhibition and look at the Illini football team's offensive woes.

Election 2012: What matters to you?

As Election Day nears, we’d like to hear what matters to you: If you could speak to one candidate at any level of government about the issue that matters most to you, whom would you pick and what would you say?

In Wednesday's News-Gazette: Congressional campaign spending, UI scientist honored, Champaign Hall of Fame coach

In Wednesday's newspaper, we continue our election advance coverage, look at record spending in a congressional campaign, attend an event honoring a UI scientist and visit with a prep Hall of Fame basketball coach.

In Friday's News-Gazette — Urbana's climate action plan, homeless survey, coach feeling the heat

In Friday's newspaper, we'll have stories about Urbana's climate action plan, volunteers needed for a survey of the homeless in CU, and Illini coach Tim Beckman feeling the heat.

Thursday's News-Gazette: No end to negative ads, new kind of flu shot, landmark house renovation

In Thursday's newspaper, there will be no cease-fire in negative ads in a congressional race, there's a new kind of flu shot being offered and work goes on at a Champaign landmark house.

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