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'He's in the house'

An Urbana man who allegedly broke into his former girlfriend’s home in Fisher and threatened her with a shotgun early Thursday — then returned later and fought with the Fisher police chief — is in the Champaign County Jail on a variety of charges.

'He's in the house'
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Hangin' with Biden: 'Cool is an understatement'

Hangin' with Biden: 'Cool is an understatement'

The vice president detoured through Campustown on his way back to Willard Airport on Thursday to take pictures at the iconic University of Illinois statue.

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A 5K's not a marathon -- until you run it with a sousaphone

A 5K's not a marathon -- until you run it with a sousaphone

Eleven current or former members of the Marching Illini sousaphone section will run with their instruments in Friday's 5K race to raise money for Notes 4 Cancer.

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Jim Dey: So far, Tasers have only charged atmosphere

Jim Dey: So far, Tasers have only charged atmosphere

After a year of wrangling and heated debate, Urbana officers finally drew one this week — but they didn't end up needing to use it.

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Shooting epidemic in Champaign: 'It's crazy'

Shooting epidemic in Champaign: 'It's crazy'

Champaign’s eight gunfire homicides during that time period are more than any other city in central Illinois:

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Fri, 04/24/2015 - 5:18pm

8 years for man who fired gun at Champaign restaurant

Terry Williams

“What’s the answer? Don’t go out at 2 a.m. Stay home with the mother of your children and raise your family,” Difanis said.


Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm

Tom's mailbag April 24, 2015

Tom's mailbag April 24, 2015

Know who lives here?


Fri, 04/24/2015 - 1:08pm

V. Picasso up and running

V. Picasso up and running

The wine bar and restaurant at 122 N. Neil St., C, had a soft opening last weekend and officially opened Wednesday night — so far for dinner only though it will begin serving lunch as well on May 26.


Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:32am

Marathon directors address weather concerns

Marathon directors address weather concerns

Only severe storms could delay, cancel Saturday's race


Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:30am

Sunday Sneak Peek: Black Dog aiming for summer opening

Sunday Sneak Peek: Black Dog aiming for summer opening

“It’s been a slow process,” Pedro Heller, one of the owners, said of renovating the 1899 building. “Very few walls were plumb.”


Fri, 04/24/2015 - 7:00am

DeWitt board, Clinton Landfill owners reach deal barring PCBs

DeWitt board, Clinton Landfill owners reach deal barring PCBs

The landfill sits over the Mahomet Aquifer, which is the water source for Champaign-Urbana and about 800,000 central Illinois residents.


Fri, 04/24/2015 - 7:00am

Financial woes grounding Chanute Air Museum by year's end

Financial woes grounding Chanute Air Museum by year's end

The museum, which has operated in the community since the spring of 1994 — just months after the closure of the base the previous fall — will close Dec. 30.


 

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