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Urbana may liberalize rules on sidewalk cafes

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.

Argus lays off more employees

SAVOY - Employees at Argus Systems Group have been going without paychecks for more than a month. This week, they learned half the staff has been laid off.

Traffic court details nowon information superhighway

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.

Doctor testifies man was strangled, beaten

URBANA - A homeless man found dead in north Champaign last summer had been strangled and repeatedly struck, a pathologist testified Wednesday.

Governor wants to help business startups

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.

UI sophomore is semifinalist in Cosmo search

   URBANA ? A University of Illinois sophomore is a reluctant beauty who is about to make the national scene.

Champaign parking plans win praise

   CHAMPAIGN ? City hall watchers on Tuesday witnessed a rarity in the course of municipal events here, or probably anywhere else, for that matter ? downtown business people heaping praise on city administrators for a parking plan.

UI not alone in reserve proposal

SPRINGFIELD - The University of Illinois was not alone when it answered Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s request to hold back 8 percent of its state operating funds with a counterproposal for a much smaller amount.

UI trustees will weigh Allerton deal

   MONTICELLO ? The future of about 1,800 acres of farmland adjacent to Allerton Park lies in the balance Thursday as University of Illinois trustees consider proposals to sell the ground.

Tough mosquito abatement plan OK?d by council

   CHAMPAIGN ? The Champaign City Council overruled the city staff to opt for an enhanced mosquito abatement program out of concern for an even greater onslaught of West Nile Virus this summer.