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Rantoul considers stiffer animal rules

RANTOUL - A proposed animal control ordinance would crack down on animal cruelty (including cockfighting), allow police to put vicious animals to sleep, require pet owners to pick up after their animals, and simplify the payment of fines.

Champaign crime stats in ´02 show slight increase

CHAMPAIGN - For the first time in five years, there was a slight increase in the overall crime rate for Champaign, but officials say the number of crimes are still well below what they were.

Issues play role in Champaign school board race

CHAMPAIGN - Candidates for Champaign school board seats in April's election say the issues at stake have sparked a lot of interest in the races.

Plans being made for school health center

URBANA - A school health center that would provide on-site medical care for Urbana students could be in place as early as next fall.

Fathoming the depths of the brain

Differences at the signaling junctions in brains of schizophrenics may contribute to the severe mental disorder, University of Illinois researchers and colleagues in Russia have found.

Revisions to Beardsley Park plan on agenda

CHAMPAIGN - The city of Champaign is trying to organize property owners and developers to advance a city plan to improve and redevelop several properties around Beardsley Park and the intersection of Market Street and Bradley Avenue.

It's Your Business: Dollar Tree opening Savoy store next month

   Dollar Tree will open a store in Savoy next month, in front of the Wal-Mart Supercenter along U.S. 45.

Protesters bare all in name of peace

URBANA - The women planned the protest as a cheeky way to make a point about what they consider a chilling prospect - war with Iraq.

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.