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SPRINGFIELD - The governor is asking the University of Illinois and the state's other public universities to give back 8 percent of their state funding for the year ending June 30 by the end of today.
RANTOUL - Rantoul residents can catch up on their reading and help the village library move into its new home at the same time.
CHAMPAIGN - The University of Illinois' exclusive beverage contract with Coca-Cola is under scrutiny from activists who say Coke bottling plants in Colombia have links to anti-union violence.
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.
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.
URBANA - After nearly three years of work, the $27.7 million Champaign County Courthouse project is nearing completion.
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.
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.
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.
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.