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CHAMPAIGN - For 80 years, there has always been an Abbott family member running Abbott's Florist in Champaign.
URBANA - Lawmakers and University of Illinois administrators talked Friday about how to strike a balance between making budget cuts and trimming administrative fat while maintaining educational programs and flexibility in operations.
SPRINGFIELD - Political ethics in Illinois may seem like an oxymoron.
CHAMPAIGN - A statewide environmental group on Friday took the University of Illinois to task for failing to address the damage done to the Salt Fork River last summer as a result of a huge ammonia spill at the UI's Abbott Power Plant.
RANTOUL - The skies over the Rantoul airport will regularly be abuzz with the sounds of dozens of airplanes.
CHAMPAIGN - Although one of the most volatile years in modern American history, 1968, is long gone, it is startling in some respects how little has changed.
CHAMPAIGN - Anti-war protesters will redouble their efforts Saturday.
URBANA - The Champaign County Board is asking for a 60-day extension of the county's contract with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to provide public health services in the county.
CHAMPAIGN - Police Chief Jim Luecking, as promised when he took the job two years ago, plans to retire in July after 30 years with the Champaign Police Department.
URBANA - It's somewhat difficult to hold a town-hall meeting on tuition rates when the state budget is still in flux and trustees haven't yet begun their tuition discussions.