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Group says tram´s benefits worth Europe trip

A clean, quiet tram ride from downtown Champaign to Lincoln Square - or through it to the federal courthouse - could revitalize businesses all along its path.

Taking aim at history´s ?lies´

Just over the state line near Danville, there's a historical marker titled ?Thy Wondrous Story, Illinois? that goes on at length about how the fertile prairie attracted French traders, blah, blah, blah.

Smoking, dining no longer mix at Urbana cafe

URBANA - For years, Allen Strong has been refereeing the conflicts between smokers and nonsmokers at his Urbana restaurant, Courier Cafe.

Democrats question Piland´spurchase

URBANA - While Champaign County was in the closing days of a budget year that would produce a $1.05 million general corporate fund deficit, Champaign County State's Attorney John Piland was purchasing a $600 dishwasher for his office.

Area project hanging on dealership move

URBANA - It's been about two years since the owners of O'Brien's University Auto Park unveiled their plans to pack up the dealership on University Avenue and expand it into a regional auto mall at a new location on the city's north side.

Agency´s funding is frozen

SPRINGFIELD - Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich has blocked a $1 million Illinois FIRST grant Republican former-Gov. George Ryan approved in his final days of office to fund the Illinois Research Park Authority, a state agency that had been dormant for almost a decade.

Official may see 3-year suspension

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing to keep Elawrence Davis, the suspended executive director of the Housing Authority of Champaign County, from working for any public housing entity for the next three years.

Jury finds protester guilty

URBANA - A rural Champaign man arrested following his protest of Chief Illiniwek at a University of Illinois women's basketball game a year ago was convicted Friday of resisting arrest.

UI to review travel, other expenses

The University of Illinois will review what its trustees and administrators spend for travel and other expenses and it will set new policies for spending, after records showed thousands of dollars spent on perks.

Roberts man receives 73 years in prison

PAXTON - David Hari will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars for the attempted murder of his estranged wife and the murder of her boyfriend.