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Review: Garth in command

"You seriously think you can keep up this pace all night?" Brooks asked. 


Weekend Planner: Playground Earth

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Last week's grand opening of the new Friendship Grove Nature Playscape last week drew a huge crowd. If you missed it, head to Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway, U, at 1 p.m. today.


Tom's #Mailbag, April 28, 2017

Tom's #Mailbag, April 28, 2017

This week: the possibility of a White Sox Conversation, elected officials' tax returns, Ebertfest finances, Carol Ammons' political decision, a big Danville warehouse, polling place costs, and fast food and slower food restaurants.

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Sun, 04/30/2017 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, April 30, 2017


Urbana's Susan Frobish, 61, is one of the country's best figure skaters in her age bracket — with no intention of unlacing the skates.

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 3:54pm

Garth breaks for football

Garth breaks for football

'This camp has one purpose: for these kids to leave with one more friend than they came here with.'

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 9:30am

UPDATE: Milford man killed in car wreck ID'd

51-year-old Kevin T. Perkins was driving south on Illinois 49, about five miles north of Armstrong, just after 4 a.m. when his car left the road to the east.

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 7:00am

Garth Brooks on C-U: 'This place stays forever young'

Garth Brooks on C-U: 'This place stays forever young'

Champaign-Urbana holds a special place in the superstar's heart. He said his late mother, Colleen Carroll, 'loved this place' because people 'really took care of her here' on his first visit 20 years ago.

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 7:00am

On Gateway Exchange developer's list: Restaurant, gas station

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Contracts have been signed for the first two businesses on the 23 acres on the southeastern quadrant of the Interstate 57/Curtis Road interchange, but the group that bought the land is mum on names.

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 7:00am

Champaign science fair turning potential energy kinetic

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"We want kids to realize that, 'Hey, I could get involved in that, too,'" said Elizabeth Sotiropoulos, who organized both today's event at the Champaign Public Library and last week's local March for Science.

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 7:00am

Mural brightens up what can be a dark place

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Thanks to a generous donation from the family of the late Brandon Markel of Homer, the Children's Advocacy Center of Champaign County has a colorful, calming painting made specifically for the space.

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 7:00am

30 Days, 30 Grads: Danville alum a smart fish in a small pond

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In no time, Luke Robinson proved himself to be a standout student at tiny Augustana College in Rock Island, says his applied-mathematics professor, Tom Bengtson.


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    U.S. growth slows in first quarter as consumers rein in spending

    The gross domestic product, the total output of goods and services, grew by just 0.7 percent in the first quarter following a gain of 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter, the Commerce Department reported Friday.


    In the Garden: Know what you're up against

    The first step in controlling a pest is to ID it properly. You cannot develop a management strategy without knowing what the pest is, its life cycle, its typical behavior and its preferred habitats and food sources.



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