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Family business builds loyalty

CHAMPAIGN - When brothers Jeff, Steve and Mike Hartman went into the real estate development and management business together, they combined more than the initials of their first names.

28 years of peaks, valleys on the Plains

CHAMPAIGN - When Bob Wendt became manager of the Champaign County Farm Bureau in 1975, farmers were thriving all over the state.

Move over, Urbana - Rantoul's property tax rate now highest in Champaign County

RANTOUL - Robert Farmer and many other Rantoul homeowners got a bit of unpleasant news in the mail a few weeks ago.

Bill aims to tighten ethics laws

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois House overwhelmingly approved a comprehensive ethics reform package Friday and sent it on to the Senate, where it is expected to be voted on today.

2 teens arrested for roles in church fire

URBANA - Two Urbana teens are in police custody for starting a fire early Tuesday that heavily damaged a north Urbana church.

Rare clay courts renovated at UI

URBANA - For 40 years, the only clay tennis courts on the University of Illinois campus have been maintained by volunteers from a UI tennis club that uses the courts.

Body ID'd; death a homicide

DANVILLE - Vermilion County sheriff's authorities have identified the man whose decomposing body was found in a ditch near Danville one week ago.

Woman's story a real eye-opener

CHAMPAIGN - The past three years haven't been easy for Sarah Rosa.

Future may hold limited pensions for lawmakers

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois House sent the governor a scaled-back pension reform bill that would prohibit future members of the General Assembly from earning bonuses for serving more than 20 years.

Champaign man gets lengthy prison term

URBANA - If he doesn't die behind bars, Ricky Patterson will be an elderly man when he is released from prison for murdering a man last year over $16,000 worth of cannabis.