Accident at Rantoul plant results in man's death

RANTOUL — A 50-year-old Ranoul man died Wednesday night from injuries he received in an apparent accidental fall at a Rantoul helmet plant.

Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son


Tech firm fined for paying workers $1.21 per hour

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees imported from India were being treated like they were in an overseas sweat shop while they were working on a special project in the U.S.

Brothers wielding fake knives banned from campus

URBANA — Two brothers from Urbana have been banned from the University of Illinois campus after their decision to “have fun” resulted in numerous complaints to police about men with knives and caused widespread alarm due to misinformation on social media.

Attorney general advice won't impact election day procedures in Champaign County

A recent opinion on vote counting by the Illinois attorney general won't impact election day operations in Champaign County.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan is advising county clerks to hold off on counting early and absentee votes until the polls close.  That's in an effort to prevent results from leaking out early.

Alma Mater vandalism can be repaired

Just six months after its $360,000 makeover was complete, the Alma Mater has been vandalized.

Someone scratched the eyes and face of two figures on the University of Illnois sculpture at Wright and Green streets.

Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

AARON BEARD, Associated Press
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State of Illinois sets up Ebola task force

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state of Illinois has formed a task force to advise on responding to the Ebola virus.

Farmington schools to install solar panels

FARMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The Farmington school district is installing a $1.8 million array of solar panels on a district building to conserve energy and reduce costs.

For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless

LORI HINNANT, Associated Press