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Small fire in Gifford apartment allegedly set by tenant

GIFFORD — A Gifford apartment sustained an estimated $2,000 damage Saturday night from a fire allegedly set by a tenant.

Fire Chief Rich McFadden said a youth at the residence set fire to a towel in the bathroom at a home in the 300 block of North Park Street. The fire had been extinguished when firefighters arrived about 7:30 p.m.

Rantoul man in custody for 107 pounds of suspected cannabis, meth, heroin, guns in his home

RANTOUL — A Rantoul man is in police custody following the discovery of more than 100 pounds of cannabis, a pound of suspected methamphetamine, several ounces of suspected heroin and guns in his home Friday.

Carle tax trial, Day 13: Expert testifying for Carle calls 100% discounts unique

URBANA — An Indianapolis-based health care consultant testifying as an expert witness for the Carle Foundation said Friday he found several unique features in Carle's charity-care policies and practices.

Shutdown provides unfortunate lesson for UI 'Politics of National Parks' class's trip

Caves inside national parks, it turns out, are classified as federal buildings.

So when University of Illinois students in Poli Sci 224 arrived at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico for their long-awaited field experience earlier this month, the caves were closed, thanks to the federal government shutdown.

Champaign County MLK Day speaker: 'His efforts are still being accomplished'

Sunday's 34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service of Celebration at Krannert Center features a true multimedia pastor as the lead speaker.

The Rev. C.D. STUART — who will address the theme "His Dream: A Way to Overcome," with music from the community choir at 5 p.m. — fielded three questions from staff writer Paul Wood.

Marathon Speedway station a welcome addition to Oakwood I-74 exit

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OAKWOOD — On the heels of celebrating a $15 million investment in the newly-opened Love's Travel Stop along Interstate 74 in Oakwood, local officials are eagerly anticipating yet another development this year in that area.

Christensen's lawyers attack results of photo lineup administered by FBI

URBANA — Hours before visiting University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang was last seen entering Brendt Christensen's black Saturn Astra near a bus stop on June 9, 2017, another woman walking near a bus stop said a man driving a black sedan tried to lure her into his car.

This day in history, Jan. 19, 2019

Today is Saturday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2019. There are 346 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On Jan. 19, 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television and newsreels for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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Area history, Jan. 19, 2019

Today is Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1919, C. Z. Rosencrans was elected president of the American Society of Engineers at the University of Illinois.

Top of the Morning, Jan. 19, 2019

There will be a celebration of life for Villa Grove's BOB KNIGHT a week from Sunday at Tri-City Country Club.

His family will be easy to spot.

To pay tribute to Mr. Knight — and his love of baseball — they've ordered green-and-gray "Team Knight" jerseys to wear that afternoon.