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SPRINGFIELD - Niranjan Shah, one of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's nominees for the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, was confirmed by the Senate on Friday, but votes on two others were delayed.
When more than a score of people were killed in a stampede in a bar in Chicago and nearly 100 killed in a Rhode Island nightclub fire, the safety of bars and clubs in Champaign-Urbana and Danville was an issue for both the owners of the clubs and city officials.
URBANA - Surrounded by family members and still wearing a cast on her arm, a woman whose home and belongings were destroyed by a fire watched as her ex-boyfriend was arraigned on charges accusing him of setting the blaze.
CHAMPAIGN - An aggressive campaign goal proved elusive for the United Way of Champaign County, which predicts it won't meet its $3 million fund-raising target.
CHAMPAIGN - The classic rock group Crosby, Stills & Nash is back on the road, with a stop scheduled for April 13 at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall.
SPRINGFIELD - State Sen. Rick Winkel, R-Champaign, has reintroduced a bill to create a borrowing authority that would use hotel tax revenue to fund new sports facilities downstate and improvements to existing arenas.
SPRINGFIELD - Maria del Rosario Salgado, 15, has lived in Illinois since she came with her parents here from Mexico City at the age of 3.
URBANA - University of Illinois Alumni Association officials say they are disappointed they didn't have more input into selecting new trustees for the UI, but they hope to have a role in both the selection and training of new trustees in the future.
CHAMPAIGN - Last year, donors helped more than 1,500 children and adults who couldn't otherwise afford it enjoy the Champaign County YMCA's services.
URBANA - A Champaign County judge on Wednesday terminated the parental rights of Ellen Feinberg, who fatally stabbed one son and seriously wounded another on Feb. 28, 2002.