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.

As a Clinton landfill looks to bury chemical waste over the Mahomet Aquifer, Patrick Wade reports that area agencies are all chipping in on an application to add another layer of federal protection to the source of drinking water for 750,000 central Illinois residents.

The Champaign Federation of Teachers has approved a tentative contract with the school district. Meg Dickinson will be at Monday night's school board meeting and will have more details for Tuesday morning's newspaper.

Christine des Garennes will report on a possible significant high-tech development  at the University of Illinois.

Julie Wurth has more on the tragic death of a UI student who was killed early Saturday in a hit-and-run accident. Anthony Pauls was known for being a solid student in an engineering program that ranks among the world’s elite, and also for his hard work, his winning personality, his breadth of interests, say his teachers.

In Sports, columnist Loren Tate writes that when for the St. Louis Cardinals, necessity breeds innovation. Even though the Cardinals' starting pitching staff is in tatters, they've found success by turning over the late innings to a fixed committee of one-inning right-handers.

In Health & Fitness, columnist Jodi Heckel writes that the Allerton Trail run is marking its 25th year with a race Oct. 28.


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