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Uncertainty unsettling for families of troops

MAHOMET - On a night when Marines were reportedly killed in fighting at Nasiriyah, John Hill was glad his son was a little further behind the lines, in Kuwait.

It's Your Business: Rum Runners looking for Champaign location

Rum Runners USA, a small North Carolina-based chain of restaurants that feature dueling pianos and a tropical Caribbean theme, is scouring downtown Champaign to open a new location there.

Champaign council race offers choice of 6

CHAMPAIGN - While the Champaign City Council race may not offer burning public controversies and expensive high-profile races, it does offer something important: a choice.

Employers go above, beyond law for reservists

CHAMPAIGN - When reservists are called to active military duty, the potential loss of their jobs in civilian life is one thing they don't have to worry about.

Building up community from within

CHAMPAIGN - James "Ervin" Allen is 69, blind and crippled. He lives in a little, three-room rented bungalow on Garwood Street. It's a simple house with simple furniture, a well-worn brown couch and a kitchen chair with a broken leg leveled by a brick.

Activists for both sides line Prospect

CHAMPAIGN - Peace activists and military supporters met Saturday without coming to blows, but they probably didn't change each others' minds, either.

Dirty bomb threat nil, prof says

When Sam Barton, a 15-year-old from Maryland, began looking at the difference between "dirty bombs" and traditional nuclear bombs for chemistry class, Julian Palmore caught his eye.

Educators studying abroad

CHAMPAIGN - When Kyrgyzstan emerged from the Soviet yoke in 1991, the curriculum for teachers began to evolve in significant ways.

Pro America rally organizers expect large crowd

CHAMPAIGN - The organizer of a Pro America rally on North Prospect Avenue says today's crowd should be much larger than last week's.

Local police are alert for danger

Never have so many been so busy doing so much about which they can say so little.