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Car catches on fire in Champaign

Firefighters were called to a home at 3322 Stoneway Court around 3:25 a.m. on Friday.

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

Martina McBride plays the Virginia (photo)

Country star Martina McBride performs her Christmas show at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign on Thursday night. 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

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.


Thu, 12/14/2017 - 2:53pm

60-year sentence for Campustown murder (w/ video)

60-year sentence for Campustown murder (w/ video)

Robbie Patton, 20, convicted by a jury in September of the first-degree murder of George Korchev, 22, of Mundelein, and three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, will have to serve all 60 years.


Fri, 12/15/2017 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Dec. 15, 2017

Top of the Morning, Dec. 15, 2017

Check out 'Good Morning America' this weekend on ABC, and you will see a familiar face. Former WCIA meteorologist Mike Taylor is getting a temporary call to the big leagues of broadcasting.


Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:02pm

Second UI student accused in menorah vandalism charged

Second UI student accused in menorah vandalism charged

Nicholas Gustafson, 18, of Urbana, pleaded not guilty to a single felony count of criminal damage to property between $500 and $10,000, the same charged leveled last week against co-defendant Jacob R. Bassler.


 
 

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