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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 - 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 - The organizer of a Pro America rally on North Prospect Avenue says today's crowd should be much larger than last week's.
Never have so many been so busy doing so much about which they can say so little.
DANVILLE - Owners of the Danville off-track betting parlor are in discussions to move the business from the Ramada Inn at Eastgate to Turtle Run Golf and Banquet Center after their lease runs out at the end of the year.
Five candidates are running for three seats on the Rantoul Village Board.
CHAMPAIGN - When Kyrgyzstan emerged from the Soviet yoke in 1991, the curriculum for teachers began to evolve in significant ways.
CHAMPAIGN - Laura Ortman's afternoon was a march in the streets, and her evening was a walk in the park - a park whose skies threatened a storm.
SPRINGFIELD - Gov. Rod Blagojevich's budget chief wants universities to hand control of their tuition money over to the state, saying there is not enough accountability in the current system.
CHAMPAIGN - At Champaign Central High School, the jazz band is scheduled to visit and perform in Washington, D.C., on March 26-30, and students, parents and school officials plan to go, despite the war, terror alerts and the closing of sites, like the White House, that they had originally intended to visit.