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CHAMPAIGN - The money has been promised for rebuilding Iraq. But a Champaign man's experience with Afghanistan makes him nervous about follow-through.
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.
URBANA - Brady Smith, a former Champaign middle school dean, faces the prospect of a prison sentence after a judge revoked his probation Tuesday.
URBANA - Urbana Mayor Tod Satterthwaite refers to it as a ?tread-water budget.?
CHAMPAIGN - Bruce Weber didn't need to read a newspaper to figure out he wanted the Illinois basketball coaching job.
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.
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 - 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.
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.
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.