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Witness IDs defendant as shooter: 'He has perfect lips. I'm very confident'

URBANA — A woman who was sitting on her front porch when Rakim Vineyard was fatally shot across the street from her house testified Wednesday that she had a "clear view" of the shooter.

Enjole Bowens, 37, identified the shooter as Joshu'ah Young, 19, of Urbana, who is being tried this week for first-degree murder in the July 19, 2014, shooting death of Mr. Vineyard.

Accident near Paxton sends six to hospital

PAXTON — Six people were taken to an Urbana hospital Wednesday afternoon after the pickup truck they were in was struck by an SUV at a rural intersection just north of Paxton.

Urbana's Crystal Lake to re-open Thursday

Crystal Lake in Urbana is expected to re-open Thursday after test results revealed safe levels of algae.

The Urbana Park District's Superintendent of Planning and Operations Derek Liebert said test results from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency came back Wednesday.

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07-26-17 Jim Turpin with the cast from Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

07-26-17 Jim Turpin with the cast from Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. : Play now!

07-26-17 Jim Turpin with the cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Virginia

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07-26-17 Penny for Your Thoughts

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07-26-17 Penny for Your Thoughts.  Jim Turpin with a Penny open line in hour one.  Hour Two the cast from The Champaign Park District's Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

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Unclaimed property auction slated for state fair

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An auction of unclaimed property worth $113,500 at the Illinois State Fair will be previewed in coming weeks in Springfield and Chicago.

U.S. Muslims see friendly neighbors, but a foe in White House

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Muslims say they have experienced widespread suspicion about their faith in the first months of Donald Trump's presidency, but also have received more support from individual Americans, and remain hopeful they can eventually be fully accepted in American society, a new survey finds.

House punishes Russia, blocks Trump from waiving penalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House has overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits President Donald Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress.

Trump rps GOP senator who opposed health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump accused Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a fellow Republican, of disappointing the country by opposing the GOP effort to demolish the Obama health care law, after initial votes demonstrated the party will be hard-pressed to make any sweeping changes in the statute.