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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.

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.

Trustees to vote on building design

URBANA - Construction is scheduled to start this summer on a new retail and apartment complex near the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana.

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.

Board airs plan for changes at Stratton school

CHAMPAIGN - Stratton Elementary School has a problem, one that earned it a special citation by the federal Office of Civil Rights.

UI open houses to offer glimpse of future

In three years volunteering for the University of Illinois Engineering Open House, UI computer science student Nicole Pakiz kept hearing the same thing from many visitors.