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CHAMPAIGN - In a school district comparatively flush with funds but beset with equity problems, there's been little disagreement among candidates for four school board seats about what needs to happen.
If misery loves company, misery ought to move to East Central Illinois. There's plenty to go around, if you're trying to keep the roads clear or knock down dilapidated houses or teach kids.
RANTOUL - Dealing with a child serving in war isn't new for Mary Kruger of Rantoul.
CHAMPAIGN - Since February, Peter Roose has had an up-close look at how Iraq's neighbors view the United States and its war with Iraq.
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois House decided the state should have more control over universities' budgets, but perhaps not as much control as Gov. Rod Blagojevich is seeking.
URBANA - An eight-unit apartment building has been proposed to be built at 611 W. Green St., across the street from the historic Ricker home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and is listed as an Urbana landmark.
Champaign-Urbana is the 46th best place to live in the United States, according to Men's Journal magazine.
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Senate on Wednesday narrowly voted to offer amnesty to tax scofflaws in an attempt to boost sagging state revenues.
URBANA - Somebody phoned in two threats to the local mosque on Monday, but since then there has been no harassment, a religious leader says.