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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.

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.