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Henson to miss Chicago tribute

On Friday, the legendary men's basketball coach visited with family and friends at the hospital, where he was being treated for a lung infection.

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Clergy Corner, Dec. 15, 2017

Clergy Corner, Dec. 15, 2017

Editor Jeff D'Alessio's weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders. This week: Area pastors share the most treasured Christmas gift of their pre-pastor pasts.

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Nightlife listings, Dec. 14-21, 2017

Nightlife listings, Dec. 14-21, 2017

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here’s your guide to a night on the town.

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Frank's Faves: 'Star Wars' films

Frank's Faves: 'Star Wars' films

From 'A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ...' to this evening in a theater near you, it's been a long, strange trip for George Lucas' fabled space-opera franchise.

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The Health Reporter Is In: Dec. 14, 2017

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When visiting older parents for the holidays, are there some major Alzheimer's disease warning signs to watch out for?

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Fri, 12/15/2017 - 2:00pm

Tom's #Mailbag, Dec. 15, 2017

Tom's #Mailbag, Dec. 15, 2017

The Mailbag turns 4 years old on Thursday. I recently looked back at the first edition and marveled how there wasn't a single question about chain restaurants. Sigh.


Fri, 12/15/2017 - 2:36pm

Father: McCoy 'starting to perk up' after kidney-disease diagnosis

Father: McCoy 'starting to perk up' after kidney-disease diagnosis

Last week, the former STM girls' basketball standout and Marquette forward was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, a rare disease that damages the orgrans to the point that they work at only about 15 percent of capacity.



Fri, 12/15/2017 - 8:27am

Martina McBride plays the Virginia (photo)

Country star Martina McBride performs her Christmas show Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign. Her favorite tunes in her Joy of Christmas? 'I love singing "O Holy Night" and "Winter Wonderland,"' she said.

 

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Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:00am

All sorts of characters in Savoy for 'The Last Jedi'

All sorts of characters in Savoy for 'The Last Jedi'

When moviegoers showed up at the Savoy 16 for Thursday night's long-awaited first showing of the latest edition in the 'Star Wars' saga, they were greeted by Stormtroopers, a Wookiee, and even Kylo Ren.


Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:00am

5 Dems vying to replace Davis make cases at Champaign forum

5 Dems vying to replace Davis make cases at Champaign forum

Jon Ebel of Urbana, David Gill of Bloomington, Erik Jones of Edwardsville, Betsy Londrigan of Springfield and Angel Sides of Springfield all made clear at a forum Thursday that they'd be nothing like the incumbent Republican.


Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:00am

State crime lab testing racist cards left in area for unsafe substances

State crime lab testing racist cards left in area for unsafe substances

Police have identified the person who allegedly left the cards on a vehicle at Big R in Tilton and inside the business. Since Dec. 6, the same type of cards have shown up in other places around Vermilion County.


Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:00am

More of Danville-area needy will be sleeping in heavenly peace

More of Danville-area needy will be sleeping in heavenly peace

A partnership between Slumberland Furniture and Central Christian Church, the Danville Rescue Mission, Robin Hood Foundation and Love INC of Vermilion County is providing 19 beds, box springs, mattresses and linens for area families.


Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:00am

Local birders to count feathered heads Saturday

Local birders to count feathered heads Saturday

With the 118-year-old Audubon Christmas Bird Count about to begin, staff writer caught up Thursday with Helen Parker and Beth Chato, organizers of Champaign County's event, for a primer.


 
 

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    Chuck Koplinski: Familiarity, bad pacing sap wonder from 'Last Jedi'

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