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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 - 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.
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.
URBANA - An expert in learning and teaching technical processes, a chemist who came up with a way to detect lead and possibly other toxic metals in the environment, and an engineer who has developed "smart materials" are among the best young scholars at the University of Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN - An Urbana man was arrested Wednesday and accused of starting a blaze that gutted two bedrooms of a Champaign house.
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.
CHAMPAIGN - City officials plan to proceed cautiously in the manipulation of parking spaces in Campustown.
URBANA - Her nearest great-grandchildren live 150 miles away in Chicago, but Irene Summers gets plenty of pint-sized visitors at the Champaign County Nursing Home.