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?He couldn´t kill my spirit´

URBANA - Ruscenda Jackson said she should have gone with her first impression of Eddie Miller.

Vacation buyback costly to counties

   URBANA ? During a year when its general corporate fund deficit exceeded $1 million, Champaign County government spent more than $153,000 in fiscal 2002 buying back unused vacation and personal leave time from county employees.

Born to be in business

URBANA - Sharon Andrae learned all about hard work when she was growing up on her family's farm.

Urbana man wins civil suit against the city

URBANA - A federal jury awarded an Urbana man $373,000 in a civil rights suit against Urbana police, finding that an officer violated the man's civil rights when he broke the man's neck during an arrest in 2000.

UI mulls animal dissection policy

URBANA - Michelle Rodrigues believes in non-violence toward others, including animals, so when she was asked to dissect a frog and a rat in a biology class as a sophomore at the University of Illinois, she felt she couldn't do it.

Teachers prepare to serve

CHAMPAIGN - Yvette Lane-Rose is spending quality time now with her sons, and they're talking a lot about mother's other job in the Army Reserves and where it may soon take her.

Prairie plants hold untapped potential

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.

Open house draws crowds to UI ag sites

URBANA - It didn't take area elementary school students long to get into the swing of things at the erosion demonstration Friday.

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.

UI board votes to sell Allerton farmland

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.