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Cardboard Campus closing

URBANA - Urbana Middle School East closes its doors today for the last time, and teachers and students are leaving the Jewel School, also known as the Cardboard Campus, with mixed emotions.

Kitchen fire damages restaurant in rural Urbana

RURAL URBANA - The owners of a popular restaurant hope to rebuild after an early morning fire Sunday destroyed their restaurant's kitchen.

It's Your Business: Paxton gas station opens Dog 'n Suds Express

If you miss having a Dog 'n Suds in Champaign, a short drive will now get you a limited selection of Dog 'n Suds food in Paxton.

New technology gives lead detection a lift

Tiny gold particles 13 billionths of a meter in diameter and synthetic DNA that reacts to toxic lead have been combined by University of Illinois researchers to create a lead-detecting sensor.

DeWitt County leasing Clinton Lake marina

CLINTON - Area boaters will be able to use the Clinton Lake marina for another summer, thanks to a new agreement between the DeWitt County Board and the marina's owner, AmerGen.

Perseverance pays off

URBANA - When they started brainstorming, looking for good ideas for a new, creative toy, members of the "Dream Team" at University Laboratory High School thought they knew exactly what they wanted.

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.

Working here, living elsewhere

You can't really blame Teresa Aden for the time she had seven bottles of ketchup on hand.

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.

Budget proposal passes

SPRINGFIELD - On the final day of the legislative session, the Democrat-controlled Illinois General Assembly sent the governor a bill to increase the state's minimum wage, and passed a package of revenue proposals designed to balance the budget by ending some tax business tax breaks and raising various other taxes and fees.