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07-28-17 Jim Turpin with Dale Morrissey and Todd Lindsey on CU in the Prairibbean

07-28-17 Jim Turpin with Dale Morrissey and Todd Lindsey on CU in the Prairibbean: Play now!

07-28-17 Jim Turpin with Todd Lindsey and Dale Morrissey of DSC tell us about CU in the Prairibbean coming August 5 to downtown Champaign.

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07-28-17 Penny for Your Thoughts

07-28-17 Penny for Your Thoughts: Play now!

07-28-17 Penny for Your Thoughts.  Jim Turpin with a Penny open line in hour one.  In hour two Dale Morrissey of DSC and Todd Lindsey talk CU in the Prairibbean a fundraiser on August 5th.

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Mid-August opening for Panda Express

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URBANA — Urbana residents with a hankering for Orange Chicken or Five Flavor Shrimp will no longer need to leave the city to grab a bite to eat.

UI accounting head named interim chief of government institute

URBANA — The head of the University of Illinois' Department of Accounting has been appointed interim director of the Institute for Government and Public Affairs, a systemwide unit that is undergoing a review by the university.

UI calendar quirk means students get extra week of summer

Dy'Min Davis and thousands of her University of Illinois classmates — and professors — will enjoy some extra vacation time before starting the semester this August.

Come December, they might wish for some of those carefree days back.

Country star's show calls for amended procedures at fair

URBANA — Back before they were big-time stars, the Champaign County Fair hosted acts such as Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash and George Jones.

"They were popular, but still playing the county fair circuit," said Mike Kobel, president of the Champaign County Fair Board.

Kilgore wins national grant for research on criminal-justice reform

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URBANA — James Kilgore, whose hiring at the University of Illinois sparked a fierce debate over the job rights of ex-felons, has won a national grant to pursue his research on criminal justice reform.

#TheMJs, July 28, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a glance at the best Twitter has to offer.

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Man involved in Christmas bar brawl arrested in July 9 beating at same Buckley bar

BUCKLEY — Mike Hilligoss does not remember much about what happened at the Dutchmaster Bar in Buckley on the evening of Sunday, July 9.

"All I know is I heard a girl say, 'Forget it; leave it alone,' and the next thing I knew, I was waking up in my bathroom with (my wife) cleaning blood off of me," said the 67-year-old lifelong Buckley resident.

Turnberry Ridge berm pulled off county's auction block

CHAMPAIGN — A berm along Waters Edge Road in Turnberry Ridge was removed from a Champaign County auction that ends today.