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UI grad fears U.S. may lose focus in Iraq

CHAMPAIGN - The money has been promised for rebuilding Iraq. But a Champaign man's experience with Afghanistan makes him nervous about follow-through.

Estimates on school funding released

SPRINGFIELD - Area school districts and the lawmakers who represent them learned what Gov. Rod Blagojevich's budget proposal might mean for their state funding late Tuesday, but the news did not clear up all of the confusion regarding the spending plan.

Probation revoked for former school dean

URBANA - Brady Smith, a former Champaign middle school dean, faces the prospect of a prison sentence after a judge revoked his probation Tuesday.

Proposed Urbana budget in black

URBANA - Urbana Mayor Tod Satterthwaite refers to it as a ?tread-water budget.?

Weber gives UI his word

CHAMPAIGN - Bruce Weber didn't need to read a newspaper to figure out he wanted the Illinois basketball coaching job.

Mosaic marks a milestone

In the future, you may go to sleep safe in the knowledge that your alarm clock is monitoring the weather and the traffic and deciding just when it needs to wake you up, allowing you maximum snooze time.

Home-care workers in Illinois seek raises

SPRINGFIELD - Friedrich's ataxia - a disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system - has confined Pat Riley of Champaign to a wheelchair and left her unable to speak clearly.

Urbana teen gets 27 years in homeless man´s death

URBANA - An Urbana teen-ager who began the attack that led to the death of a homeless man in northeast Champaign last summer was sentenced this morning to 27 years in prison.

Marketing firm hired by EDC

CHAMPAIGN - Despite the protestations of Urbana Mayor Tod Satterthwaite, the Champaign County Economic Development Corp.'s executive committee has agreed to hire a Chicago marketing firm to implement a countywide marketing campaign.

Lincoln´s Challenge Academy wants stipends back

SPRINGFIELD - Up until two years ago, graduates of the Lincoln's Challenge Academy for high school dropouts in Rantoul were able to get a little extra financial help as they settled into post-high school education, work or military life.