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Waste dischargers will start paying fees

Included in the new package of fees enacted by the state Legislature last week was a long-awaited reform backed by environmental advocates to charge fees to industries and waste generators that discharge into Illinois' lakes and streams.

Public health services up in air

CHAMPAIGN - Perhaps the last chance to quickly restore public health services to Champaign County residents will come tonight.

Vetoed bill cuts prison captains

SPRINGFIELD - Corrections captains got some unwelcome but not unexpected news Wednesday when Gov. Rod Blagojevich vetoed the $17.3 million lawmakers inserted into the budget to save those 219 jobs.

Rantoul airport planning to add shower facility

RANTOUL - Rantoul airport officials hope that the proposed addition of showers at the terminal hangar will enable the facility to expand to 24-hour operation and make the airport more attractive to host special events.

Veterans seek remembrance of Korean War

TUSCOLA - Jeremiah G. Crise said Americans largely have forgotten the Korean War.

9-year-old girl from Tuscola killed in crash

TUSCOLA - Nine-year-old Tayler Romine started her day Tuesday planning to learn the fundamentals of basketball.

Rantoul considers adding 2 liquor licenses

RANTOUL - Marco Rivera says he has invested more than $100,000 in his new Latino dance club.

Pigeons will flock to park

DANVILLE - When Carl Powell talks about rollers, high fliers and racers, he's not discussing gambling casino regulars.

Chief protester gets probation for resisting arrest

URBANA - William Cook maintained this morning that he did nothing any different at the Assembly Hall on Jan. 27, 2002, than he had done on numerous other occasions when he protested Chief Illiniwek as the symbol of the University of Illinois.

9-year-old Tuscola girl dies in crash

TUSCOLA - A 9-year-old Tuscola girl was killed today as a result of a two-vehicle collision west of Tuscola involving a Douglas County sheriff's squad car.