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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.

UI students express concern over cuts

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.

An eye for new talent

CHAMPAIGN - Before appearing Thursday evening at Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, the legendary film director Bob Rafelson made an "odyssey" to the University of Illinois Library.

Festival´s opening a reunion for Ebert

CHAMPAIGN - Roger Ebert, who was wearing an orange and blue tie, got off the best joke during the gala opening of his fifth annual Overlooked Film Festival on Wednesday evening at the Krannert Art Museum.

Opening a new chapter

RANTOUL - Jim Eldridge smiled as he entered Rantoul's brand new public library Wednesday afternoon.

Corrections audit finds need for improvements

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Corrections needs to keep better track of its guns and other property and be more vigilant about notifying the proper parties when sex offenders and juvenile inmates are released, according to a state audit released Wednesday.

Guilty verdict issued in murder trial

URBANA - Derrick Prout's sister said the former Urbana man had told a friend last Father's Day that he planned to quit selling drugs to make money.