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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.
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 - While the Champaign City Council race may not offer burning public controversies and expensive high-profile races, it does offer something important: a choice.
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.
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.
CHAMPAIGN - Peace activists and military supporters met Saturday without coming to blows, but they probably didn't change each others' minds, either.
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.
CHAMPAIGN - When Kyrgyzstan emerged from the Soviet yoke in 1991, the curriculum for teachers began to evolve in significant ways.
CHAMPAIGN - The organizer of a Pro America rally on North Prospect Avenue says today's crowd should be much larger than last week's.