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Local police are alert for danger

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


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.


Betting facility may be moving

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.


5 running for 3 Rantoul board seats

Five candidates are running for three seats on the Rantoul Village Board.


Educators studying abroad

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


Rain doesn´t halt protesters, message

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.


Measure seeks state control over tuition funds

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.


Some schools in area still plan to go on trips

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.


Demonstrators flood UI campus

URBANA - As many as 1,000 peace demonstrators began an afternoon of signs, speeches and slogans Thursday, and about a third of them took to the streets, blocking Campustown traffic.


Bookmobile almost 4 decades old

CHAMPAIGN - Every Tuesday afternoon, Cindy Adamek and her two young daughters check out books from the Champaign library, but they don't have to go downtown.