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CHAMPAIGN - Holy Cross School has been educating children for 90 years, and current kindergartner Spencer Hays caught onto the system right away.
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.
CHAMPAIGN - Country Fair Cinemas has closed, the victim of earlier DVD releases.
SAVOY - Authorities are seeking help from the public in identifying a man killed after being hit by a train near Savoy on Wednesday evening.
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.
ATWOOD - School board members for this rural Piatt County district have unanimously agreed to investigate the possibilities of cooperation with neighboring districts.
CHAMPAIGN - In years past, public discussions of the Champaign Police Department could be ugly affairs, typified by finger-pointing, misunderstandings and defensiveness.
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.
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.