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County courthouse project nearly done

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

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.

Former Mahomet family´s move a nightmare

Theresa Linn heard that New York living could be tough.

More Urbana school cuts identified

URBANA - Urbana school board members dug deeper Tuesday, identifying another $200,000 in budget cuts to push the total to the board's $2 million goal.

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.

Rantoul homes get temperatures taken with new device

RANTOUL - A new high-tech gizmo will help village residents qualify for loans for home rehabilitation.

Firm hired to pitch tram system

URBANA - The high-stakes competition for federal transit dollars that would pay for a fixed-rail system in Champaign-Urbana has prompted the Mass Transit District to hire a well-connected Chicago lobbying firm to press the local cause.

Scrutiny of C-U bar safety continues

Urbana and Champaign officials continue to look closely at public safety issues in the wake of fatal nightclub incidents in Chicago and Rhode Island.

Lack of bids could delay pork plant

RANTOUL - Completion of a new $25 million pork plant could be delayed for as long as four weeks because no one submitted bids to construct a pretreatment building.