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.

Tom Kacich reports that reaction to Rep. Tim Johnson’s request for a “cease-fire” from negative television ads in the 13th Congressional District race between Republican Rodney Davis and Democrat David Gill has been less than enthusiastic.

There's a new kind of flu shot available at some clinics this year, one that uses a needle much shorter than the traditional shots. But there are a few things you should know about the new Fluzone Intradermal flu shot being offered as an option at some local flu shot clinics this year, and Debra Pressey explains.

The stately Solon House in Champaign is still boarded up, braced and fenced, but there’s a lot more activity around it these days, and Patrick Wade gives us an update.

In e3 magazine, Melissa Merli takes us to the Urbana Hootenanny, a weekly acoustic open-mic/jam session at the Rose Bowl Tavern. Plus we have the E3 calendar and lots of ideas for things to do in East Central Illinois.

In Sports, Jeff Huth writes that UI volleyball coach Kevin Hambly has set a goal of averaging 3,000 fans for each home game this year, and so far, he's not been disappointed.



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