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Voters may be asked to decide nursing home's future

URBANA — A group of Champaign County Board members wants to offer voters the opportunity this fall to help decide the future of the Champaign County Nursing Home.

But by no means is their plan a lock for county board approval.

What wool they do? Monticello may discuss school's sheep

MONTICELLO — As wild beasts go, sheep are widely considered to be among the least ferocious. Nevertheless, a pair living at a private school on the north edge of town could become endangered by a village ordinance.

Video gaming licenses approved for establishments in Urbana, Savoy and Newman

URBANA — Video gaming may be coming to Urbana, Savoy and Newman in August.

On Thursday, the Illinois Gaming Board approved video gaming licenses for 18 establishments in the state.

Among those locations getting state licenses are American Legion Post 71 in Urbana, Old Orchard Lanes in Savoy and Country Junction in Newman.

Is texting ruining the art of conversation?

MARTHA IRVINE,AP National Writer

Danville's Bresee Tower receives endangered designation

SPRINGFIELD — A leading statewide historic preservation group has named Danville's Bresee Tower to its list of the Ten Most Endangered Historic Places.

Burned cable causes Champaign power outage

CHAMPAIGN - About 1,400 Ameren customers in Champaign were without electrical power Friday morning.

Ameren spokesman Leigh Morris said a cable burned out of the Oak Street substation, causing an outage that was first reported about 10:50 a.m.

Morris said the company is working on restoring power and hopes to have it back on by 1 p.m.


Ebert announces lineup for 2012 Ebertfest

The Academy Award-winning Iranian film “The Separation,” the 1941 classic “Citizen Kane” — with Roger Ebert’s commentary track — and “Joe Versus the Volcano” are among the 12 movies to be screened at Ebert’s Film Festival from April 25 to 29 at the Virginia Theatre in  Champaign.

Center planned for wounded veterans at UI

CHAMPAIGN — Plans for a $12 million Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education were announced Thursday by Gov. Pat Quinn and University of Illinois officials.

Champaign officials look at reining in use of plastic bags

CHAMPAIGN — Officials are beginning to explore ways to bag "urban tumbleweed" by making plastic bags a thing of the past and maybe help the environment at the same time.

National cuts to affect 'fewer than 10' at Supervalu in C-U

URBANA — "Fewer than 10" jobs will be eliminated at Supervalu's facilities in Champaign-Urbana as a result of plans to cut 800 positions nationally, company spokesman Mike Siemienas said.

The Supervalu distribution center in Urbana and the W. Newell & Co. produce center in Champaign together employ about 500, Siemienas said.