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Carle, ?Y´ work out wellness center pact

CHAMPAIGN - The Champaign County YMCA and Carle Foundation Hospital plan to join forces in a far-reaching agreement built on the mission of improving community health.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Firm picked to oversee nursing home construction

URBANA - A Champaign construction management firm has been awarded another county contract to oversee the planned construction of the new $20 million Champaign County Nursing Home.

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.

County housing director suspended from job

CHAMPAIGN - Champaign County Housing Authority head Elawrence Davis, who was convicted of a felony last summer for obstructing justice, has been suspended from his job and proposed for debarment by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.