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Silent films win over a new generation

CHAMPAIGN - Try this at home: Turn off the sound to your TV.

Leaving the family, uprooting none

CHAMPAIGN - For 80 years, there has always been an Abbott family member running Abbott's Florist in Champaign.

Budget balance elusive

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.

Focusing on political ethics

SPRINGFIELD - Political ethics in Illinois may seem like an oxymoron.

Group takes UI to task

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.

Miniature planes flying in Rantoul

RANTOUL - The skies over the Rantoul airport will regularly be abuzz with the sounds of dozens of airplanes.

History is repeating itself

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.

Anti-war protesters branch out

CHAMPAIGN - Anti-war protesters will redouble their efforts Saturday.

County, health district working on new contract

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 planning to retire in July

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.