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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.

UI project is simply buggy, on purpose

Kids at Washington Elementary School in Park Ridge want to know if Daniel Weber's job is dangerous, and while he wouldn't exactly put it that way, it has its moments.

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.

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.

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.

Fastest transistor made at UI

University of Illinois researchers have muscled aside IBM and other electronics industry giants to create the fastest transistor yet, and they aren't planning to stop there.

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.