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CHAMPAIGN - Back in the days when Illinois was home mainly to American Indians and wildlife, a natural prairie rich in plant diversity covered a vast 22 million acres of the state.
When their professor told them to go fly a kite, a group of University of Illinois graphic and industrial design students never suspected it would land in the Smithsonian Institution.
URBANA - Two Urbana tavern owners say they're pleased that the Urbana City Council is on the verge of liberalizing its sidewalk cafe regulations to allow them to sell beer and alcohol.
ROCKFORD - Despite last-minute pleas not to sell its farmland near Allerton Park, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved a resolution Thursday for the sale of the land.
URBANA ? Hattie Paulk misses her brother and is sick about the horrible death he experienced on Aug. 8, 2002.
ROCKFORD - UI officials spelled out the exact cost of giving back money to the state this late in the fiscal year.
URBANA - Want to know when your next date is in traffic court or how much you owe on that speeding ticket? Good news for those with computer access.
URBANA - A homeless man found dead in north Champaign last summer had been strangled and repeatedly struck, a pathologist testified Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD - In his first State of the State speech, Gov. Rod Blagojevich lauded the University of Illinois for its technology breakthroughs and said he would create the state's first entrepreneurship center at the Urbana-Champaign campus to help turn those discoveries into successful businesses.