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EIU arts center hosting gallery talk, lecture

CHARLESTON — The Tarble Arts Center will host an exhibition gallery talk and lecture this week in connection with the exhibit "Experiences of the Illinois Civil War Soldier: Reflections through Art and Artifacts."

The Fit List

I’m officially tapering now, in preparation for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon. If you’re also in taper mode but still want to race, there are all kinds of 5Ks in the area this weekend. Here’s the list:

Weekend of April 13-14:
Illinois Veterans Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Federal budget information

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama released his budget proposal on Wednesday, less than two weeks after the U.S. House passed a budget sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Update: Severe thunderstorm watch issued for the area

UPDATED 11:40 p.m. Wednesday

The National Weather Service has canceled a severe thunderstorm warning for southern Champaign County, eastern Douglas County, northern Edgar County and southern Vermilion County and another one for northeastern Champaign County.

April 9, 2013 election roundup

Here is information about the election on April 9, 2013. We'll update this as results come in from across the area.

The Fit List

This is the weekend for the new Allerton Trails Half Marathon and 10K. If you’re running one of those races, I’ll see you at the finish line, where I’m volunteering. And if you’re looking for a race in the upcoming weekends, here are a few suggestions:

Weekend of April 6-7:
Allerton Trails Half Marathon and 10K Race

Report: 957,000 in Illinois eligible for health care credit

CHAMPAIGN — More than 957,000 people in Illinois will be eligible for tax credits to help pay for health coverage next year, according to a national health care consumers organization.

EIU graduate art exhibit launches this weekend

CHARLESTON — A reception to celebrate the 2013 Graduate Art Exhibition at Eastern Illinois University will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Tarble Arts Center on the EIU campus.

The 2013 Graduate Art Exhibition, featuring work by candidates in the master's of arts program, is on view from Saturday through April 28.

A roundup of information about April 9 election

Here are links to information for the April 9, 2013 vote.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Audit of UI lists 30 findings

SPRINGFIELD — An audit of the University of Illinois system found 30 separate irregularities, ranging from a former employee who was paid for four years after being terminated, to the failure of the university to purchase vehicles that met minimum fuel economy standards.