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Champaign district ranks among state´s wealthiest

CHAMPAIGN - A report that profiles the state's have and have-not large unit school districts puts Champaign schools right near the top, up with wealthy suburban Chicago districts.

Community planning workshop scheduled

URBANA - It's one thing to complain about urban sprawl when you're trapped on a busy road surrounded by chain stores. It's quite a different matter to address community issues while they're still in the planning stage.

County courthouse project nearly done

URBANA - After nearly three years of work, the $27.7 million Champaign County Courthouse project is nearing completion.

Land for park acquired

CHAMPAIGN - The Champaign Park District has acquired 37 acres of land on the southwest edge of Champaign that in the future will be transformed into a community park.

Police would like to talk to woman about ´88 murder

URBANA - Police in Urbana would like - but haven't been able to get - answers in a 15-year-old murder case from a woman arrested recently in Florida over the theft of valuable horses.

Students sending medicine to Iraq

URBANA - University of Illinois peace activists spent Wednesday at McKinley Health Center and its satellite in the Illini Union, stocking up on free cold medicine.

House will vote on Raggedy Ann, Andy measure

SPRINGFIELD - Joni Gruelle Wannamaker and her husband, Tom, traveled to Springfield from Arcola on Wednesday to ask state lawmakers to name Raggedy Ann and Andy the official state dolls of Illinois.

Champaign council OKs help for Amdocs

CHAMPAIGN - The city of Champaign will kick in $50,000 and help Amdocs Inc. get a $75,000 state grant to upgrade the company's electrical service. But not without reservations.

Report finds medical debt takes big toll

CHAMPAIGN - You may choose to go into debt to buy a big-screen TV, but people don't choose the illnesses that often saddle them with big medical debts.

Commission seeks higher hotel-motel tax in Savoy

SAVOY - The Savoy Village Board will be asked tonight to consider increasing the village's hotel-motel tax from 1 percent to 5 percent.