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PESOTUM - There's a great Little League baseball field and park, a state police headquarters, the Outer Banks restaurant and 521 people here.
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.
THOMASBORO - Baby wipes and flea collars are what the troops want right now.
CHAMPAIGN - Go to many charity events around here, and it won't be very many contributions before you run into John, aka JP, Pickering.
SAVOY - Three years ago, Argus Systems Group employed nearly 100 people worldwide. It had annual sales of $4.3 million and planned to triple that in a year.
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.
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.