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Man in custody after leading police chase

DeLAND - A 32-year-old Peoria man remained in the Piatt County jail Friday after his arrest in a farm field near the DeWitt-Piatt county line early Friday morning.

Notion of ?hospital food´ changing

URBANA - Depending on how you look at it, all hospitals deliver their meals to patients by way of room service.

UI meets part of request

SPRINGFIELD - The University of Illinois was able to come up with less than half of the amount Gov. Rod Blagojevich had asked the state's public universities to put into a reserve by a Friday deadline - and is hoping that might be enough.

Library asks residents in Rantoul to be movers

RANTOUL - Rantoul residents can catch up on their reading and help the village library move into its new home at the same time.

Activists targeting UI deal with Coke

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 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.

Universities asked to return some state funds

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.

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.