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Doctor suing over board appointees

SPRINGFIELD - A LeRoy physician and attorney is attempting to sue Gov. George Ryan and the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board, claiming a vote that killed his plans for a $5 million outpatient surgery center project in Urbana was invalid.

Convention up in the air

RANTOUL - Rantoul village officials will meet with the leaders of the World Free Fall Convention on Monday in the hopes of keeping the sky diving event at the Rantoul airport in 2003.

Volition project nears launch

CHAMPAIGN - A development agreement for the construction of the Volition project at One Main Street in downtown Champaign appears ready for launch.

Pension payments delayed

About 45 percent more state workers than were expected took advantage of an early retirement offer that ended Tuesday evening, but many of those people are now facing a couple of lean months.

Drop-in child care referral service plans take shape

URBANA - When Mary Anne Wilson returned to work four months after her first child was born, she and her husband decided to hire a nanny.

Police: Bullet just missed young girl

URBANA - Whoever shot and killed LaQuentin Hughes just missed - by inches - killing his 18-month old daughter, according to Urbana police.

Polish researchers seek money from Savoy firm

SAVOY - A group of Polish researchers claims a Savoy security-software company failed to pay them in full after they successfully won a hacking contest.

Lawmaker to finish Myers' term

SPRINGFIELD - State Rep. Dale Righter, R-Mattoon, who was elected to the Senate in November, will get a few extra days of seniority by completing state Sen. Judy Myers' term.

UI center gives students lessons in leadership

URBANA - College is supposed to prepare students for a productive life by giving them knowledge of their chosen field and the ability to think critically. A leadership center at the University of Illinois is also teaching them the practical skills they'll need on the job, such as an awareness of their own values and how to work in a team.

Board picks new Champaign library director

CHAMPAIGN - The Champaign Public Library Board today hired the director of the Anderson, Ind., Public Library to run the Champaign library. Marsha Grove is expected to start in February.