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PESOTUM — Current village President Cheryl Smitley went out to lunch with friends on Wednesday to celebrate her election victory over former village President Timothy Lecher on Tuesday.
MONTICELLO — The construction phase of the city's fiber optic project — which would make fast data speeds available locally — could begin in the next month, now that the four cooperating entities have approved the latest amendment to their intergovernmental agreement.
URBANA — An Urbana man wanted on a warrant for the attempted murder of his father is due back in court May 21 after being found last week in Indiana.
Quintin Brown, 21, whose last known address was in the 200 block of West Beslin Street, Urbana, had been wanted since a Feb. 3 incident in northwest Champaign.
University of Illinois faculty members are being asked to complete a survey about how shared governance is working, or not working, at the department or unit level on campus.
PAXTON — The Illinois attorney general's office is looking into various financial transactions of the embattled Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department, officials said this week.
URBANA — A Champaign County jury took about an hour Wednesday to acquit an Urbana man of criminal sexual assault charges.
CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois School of Art + Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition will open Saturday at Krannert Art Museum, with the opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. that day.
The annual exhibition showcases works, generally cutting-edge, by the MFA candidates at the university.
The Illini Union Board will present "Hairspray," the musical, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday during Mom's Weekend at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall.
The production is entirely produced, directed and performed by UI students.
URBANA — For the ninth consecutive year, Cunningham Children's Home will host the Festival of Quilts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Spiritual Life Center on the campus.
The Festival of Quilts, presented by Arby's, celebrates a special tradition at Cunningham.