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SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Research Park Authority Board was not among the boards and commissions Gov. Rod Blagojevich eliminated or reduced through executive order this week, but that does not mean it is in the clear.
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.
CHAMPAIGN - Carle Clinic will add a second branch clinic in Champaign this fall to accommodate its growing patient demand in that area of the community, a clinic official says.
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 - 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.