CHAMPAIGN - Burch Village, the public housing complex on Bradley Avenue at Fourth Street, has seen a lot of living in its 52 years.
DANVILLE - Twenty-five years of searching and disappointments were over when Marla Rickgauer was able to have family members present her father with a very special video tape.
CHAMPAIGN - The area will lose its main alternative media voice if a buyer isn't found to continue the CU Cityview.
CHAMPAIGN - A development agreement for the construction of the Volition project at One Main Street in downtown Champaign appears ready for launch.
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.
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.
URBANA - Whoever shot and killed LaQuentin Hughes just missed - by inches - killing his 18-month old daughter, according to Urbana police.
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.
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.
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.