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Vomiting, diarrhea, cramps? Norovirus the likely bug

CHAMPAIGN — That stomach bug that’s going around isn’t the flu.

It’s norovirus, and it’s very contagious, state health officials warn.

Norovirus causes vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps. It can also come with low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle ache and fatigue.


Same-sex marriage bill sent to full House

SPRINGFIELD — Legalized same-sex marriage in Illinois is one step from reality, but it's a big step.

An Illinois House committee late Tuesday night narrowly approved a gay marriage bill with the help of a Chicago Democrat who said he'll likely vote against the measure on the House floor.


Clark-Lindsey looks to expand housing

Officials with Clark-Lindsey Village in Urbana are working on plans to provide new housing options for local retirees.

The project calls for 16 townhouses in four one-story buildings on the northeast portion of the property of the retirement community.

Clark-Lindsey Director of Marketing Ron Wilcox said there's a market for these type of housing options among retirees.


UI to show slave-trade documentary tonight on campus

URBANA — The University of Illinois Department of African American Studies will present this evening a provocative documentary that explores the slave trade in the world and in U.S. history.


Illinois Senate committee sends gay-marriage bill to floor

SPRINGFIELD — Danielle Cook of Farmer City, who already has a civil union with her partner, Suzie Hutton, told state senators Tuesday that she wants a full-fledged marriage because "marriage is the standard in our society."


Mad Hat-ter Tea Party to raise funds against cancer

CHAMPAIGN — Gretchen Potter's many hats once kept her granddaughters entertained, and now they'll be put to use helping raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Potter, of Champaign, has 500 hats, and she'll be bringing 50 of them to the society's Mad Hat-ter Tea Party fundraiser set for Sunday at Big Grove Tavern, 1 E. Main St., C.


Danville animal shelter's director resigns

DANVILLE — The Danville Humane Society hopes to hire someone in the next two months to take over for its director, who resigned this weekend, according to the agency's board president.


Champaign woman's collages are turning heads

CHAMPAIGN — Camelia McNeal saw lots of collages when she toured New York in the early 1990s with a Hinds Community College choir. She was particularly struck by one she saw inside the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

She decided then, when she was 20, that she would make collages some day. She didn't get started until 2001, though. Marriage, two children and other things got in the way.


Art Beat: Check out Lawrence paintings at Krannert Art Museum

One of the most significant American artists of the 20th century, Jacob Lawrence was an extraordinary storyteller with his paintbrush but a man of few words in person, says Edmund Gaither, who knew the artist.


Presenters will share their interests at PechaKucha

CHAMPAIGN — Presenters will talk about their passions during PechaKucha C-U Volume 11 on Friday at Parkland College.

They include Parkland President Tom Ramage, whose topic is "Extreme Paintball." The other presenters and their talks:

— Luke Boyce: "5 Movies That Literally Changed the World."

— Vanessa and Doug Burgett: "20 Collaborations x 20 Days."