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Reintroduced bill would fund sports facilities

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.

Man accused of starting blaze in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN - An Urbana man was arrested Wednesday and accused of starting a blaze that gutted two bedrooms of a Champaign house.

UI alumni want bigger voice in trustee picks

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.

YMCA fund-raising drive winding down

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.

Feinberg´s parental rights pulled

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.

Young scholars honored at UI

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.

Few local physicians expected to strike

CHAMPAIGN - Doctors in Champaign-Urbana don't appear to be responding in great numbers to a call to go on a one-day strike today.

EIU faculty, staff union OKs four-year contract

CHARLESTON - Faculty and staff at Eastern Illinois University have overwhelmingly ratified a four-year contract with the university.

Sky divers returning to Rantoul

RANTOUL - Following two hours of debate, the Rantoul Village Board voted 4-2 Thursday to approve a new one-year contract to host the World Free Fall Convention at the Rantoul Airport.

Campus parking study accepted

CHAMPAIGN - City officials plan to proceed cautiously in the manipulation of parking spaces in Campustown.