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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.

16-year-old found guilty of murder

   URBANA ? Hattie Paulk misses her brother and is sick about the horrible death he experienced on Aug. 8, 2002.

Officials cite huge impact of returning funds

ROCKFORD - UI officials spelled out the exact cost of giving back money to the state this late in the fiscal year.

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.

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.

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.