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Findings from HUD negative

CHAMPAIGN - In the latest blow to the Housing Authority of Champaign County, the authority has received a tentative score of 57 - putting it in the ?troubled? category - in the public housing assessment system survey done annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Chain closes movie complex at Country Fair

CHAMPAIGN - Country Fair Cinemas has closed, the victim of earlier DVD releases.

Man killed by train not identified yet

SAVOY - Authorities are seeking help from the public in identifying a man killed after being hit by a train near Savoy on Wednesday evening.

UI study finds benefits in proposal on gaming

SPRINGFIELD - A University of Illinois study released Wednesday said adding more tables and slot machines to existing gambling boats in Illinois while lowering the casino tax rate could generate an extra $365 million in state and local taxes and create thousands of jobs.

District to assess options with neighbors

ATWOOD - School board members for this rural Piatt County district have unanimously agreed to investigate the possibilities of cooperation with neighboring districts.

Champaign police plan praised

CHAMPAIGN - In years past, public discussions of the Champaign Police Department could be ugly affairs, typified by finger-pointing, misunderstandings and defensiveness.

Anti-Chief protesters file $2.5 million lawsuit

URBANA - William Cook and two other anti-Chief Illiniwek protesters are claiming their civil rights, including First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and religious expression, were violated by University of Illinois police officers and security guards.

Hepatitis lessons aimed at prisons

SPRINGFIELD - People who spend time in jails, prisons and juvenile correctional institutions have a disproportionately high prevalence of infectious diseases like hepatitis C, and are also more likely to engage in risky behaviors that expose them to such viruses, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a study released Monday.

Ads attack Cantor; UI chief backs chancellor

CHAMPAIGN - A Chief Illiniwek supporter is buying billboards that call for Chancellor Nancy Cantor to be fired.

Child care lab at UI doubles its capacity

URBANA - After her daughter was born last fall, Madeleine Super began looking at options for child care.