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Cantor´s goal: Get students at UI talking

She didn't fire the editor when the University of Illinois campus newspaper printed a vitriolic letter containing just about every horrible anti-semitic stereotype imaginable.

O'Connor a hit with crowd at Ebertfest

CHAMPAIGN - In what Roger Ebert called the greatest moment in the history of his Overlooked Film Festival, actor/singer/dancer Donald O'Connor took the stage Sunday, making the critic his straight man and making 'em laugh in the sold-out theater.

It's Your Business: Champaign Ballet Academy making a move

Champaign Ballet Academy plans to move from downtown Urbana to a new building in Champaign.

New group may receive in-state tuition benefit

URBANA - Claudia Blancas figures she wouldn't have had a chance at an education in her native Mexico.

Meth labs springing up all over East Central Illinois

   URBANA ? William Nally warns that methamphetamine is going to be a problem for East Central Illinois.

Longtime volunteer at local Catholic Worker House to step down

CHAMPAIGN - It was a typical call for the Catholic Worker House, a plea for help from a woman kicked out of her apartment by a son-in-law.

Bar fees cut ?slipped by´ county

URBANA - Eleven months ago, the Champaign County Board approved an updated liquor ordinance that is probably best remembered for avoiding a controversial exotic- dancing issue.

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.