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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):

4 circuit judge candidates, 2 county executive hopefuls share views

CHAMPAIGN — In a candidates' forum Friday, voters heard from four people vying for two circuit judgeships and the two candidates for county executive of Champaign County.

Champaign County home sales up 4.5% in August over 2017

CHAMPAIGN — Home sales in Champaign County picked up in August compared with the same month last year, with 301 homes sold.

That's up 4.51 percent from 288 in August 2017, according to the Champaign County Association of Realtors.

Investigation of officer-involved fatal shooting in Danville awaiting 'one thing'

DANVILLE — An Illinois State Police lieutenant said the agency's investigation into the officer-involved fatal shooting of a Danville man in June is waiting on "one thing."

It has been more than three months since Danville officers fatally shot DaNathe M. Gulliford, 34, on June 12.

Urbana council to discuss new video systems, body cams for police

URBANA — The Urbana Police Department is moving forward with a complete revamp of its video systems, including buying body cameras for every officer on the force, the last major department in Champaign County to do so.

But before they can proceed, police first need approval from the city council. A discussion is planned on the issue Monday.

UI rededicates Everitt Lab after $55M renovation: 'It will be an epicenter of discoveries'

URBANA — To students and faculty at the University of Illinois, Everitt Lab is a birthplace of the electrical-engineering advances that revolutionized technology, named for a visionary in the engineering world.

To the Everitt family, it is that and much more — a living memorial to William Everitt, who donated his body to science when he died in 1986.

Urbana school board sets emergency meeting over safety issues

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URBANA — The Urbana school board has scheduled an emergency public meeting Sunday to address safety issues at Urbana High.

Area history, Sept. 22, 2018

Today is Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, another 65 men from Champaign County were sent to Camp McClellan in Anniston, Ala., to serve in the Great War.

In 1968, Champaign school district residents voted 5,389 to 4,738 against a 40 cent increase in the education fund tax rate.

This day in history, Sept. 22, 2018

Today is Saturday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2018. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 8:54 p.m. Central time.

Today's highlight

On Sept. 22, 1949, the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb.

On this date

LIVE! Penn State

No. 10 Penn State 63, Illinois 24 — FINAL

Illinois seemed to be on the verge of turning a corner. Then slammed hard into a wall.