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Gill ballot ruling expected Thursday

SPRINGFIELD — A ruling could come as early as Thursday on independent congressional candidate David Gill’s request to be placed on the November general election ballot.

After 2 1/2 hours of oral arguments Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough said she hoped to issue a ruling by noon Thursday.

Street closures listing

Here is a list of street closures and road construction in East Central Illinois, provided by public works offices: (If your public works department wants to send one, submit it via email to breaking@news-gazette.com.)

 

Thomasboro man convicted of molesting teen

URBANA — A Thomasboro man convicted of sexually molesting a child in his home repeatedly during 2014 and 2015 faces 18 to 180 years in prison when he is sentenced.

A six-person Champaign County jury on Wednesday took three hours to return guilty verdicts against Hayze Schoonover, 29, on three of four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.

The Health Reporter Is In: Aug. 24, 2016

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Islamic scholar has deadline to accept plea deal

ROLLING MEADOWS (AP) — A suburban Chicago judge has given an Islamic scholar until Sept. 12 to accept a plea deal on sexual abuse charges.

Lincoln Library expands with Masters papers

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has expanded its collection on Illinois poets with a trove of documents, manuscripts and photographs related to Edgar Lee Masters.

The museum announced Tuesday that the Edgar Lee Masters Home and Museum in Petersburg has given it hundreds of items, including an 1834 letter by Masters' grandfather and family photos.

08-24-16 Penny for Your Thoughts

08-24-16 Penny for Your Thoughts: Play now!

08-24-16 Penny for Your Thoughts.  Jim Turpin with a two hour Penny open line.  Josh George a Paralympic Wheelchair Racer joins the conversation in hour two on his plans to race in Reo.

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08-24-16 Jim Turpin with Josh George @jsgeorge Paralympic Wheelchair Racer

08-24-16 Jim Turpin with Josh George @jsgeorge Paralympic Wheelchair Racer: Play now!

08-24-16 Jim Turpin with Josh George a Paralympic wheelchair racer as he gets ready to go to Olympics at Reo.

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Restaurant's final day Aug. 31

CHAMPAIGN —Escobar's, which in January announced that its would close, will shut its doors for good at the end of business on Aug. 31.

The restaurant on East Columbia to the north of downtown Champaign specialized in Latin American cuisine during a 10-year run.

Urbana finally to vote on pot question

URBANA — The Cunningham Town Board will have to act Thursday afternoon to get an advisory referendum on legalizing marijuana on the Nov. 8 ballot in Urbana.