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Abused dog Bear on the mend

Dr. Maureen McMichael, head of the emergency and critical care service at the Small Animal Clinic, part of the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, talks about the recovery of Bear, the abused dog found abandoned in Ford Couny on April 20.

White on budget impasse: 'shame on us'

The Illinois Secretary of State said he is heartbroken and ashamed at the state for not having a budget this far into the fiscal year.

Jesse White was in Champaign Tuesday promoting the organ and tissue donor program and encouraging people to sign up to become donors.

Bill would require drivers to slow down for all disabled vehicles

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that would require motorists to slow down when passing a disabled vehicle on the side of a road was approved by an Illinois House committee Tuesday.

Week in pictures: Tate, Nunn arrested

In less than a week, University of Illinois basketball players Jaylon Tate and Kendrick Nunn were arrested and made court appearances in Urbana. 

Nunn formally charged, pleads not guilty

Kendrick M. Nunn, 20, was arraigned Friday afternoon by Champaign County Judge Brett Olmstead on two counts of misdemeanor battery, alleging he hit a 20-year-old woman in her campus apartment Wednesday evening.

A day at Volition

A behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to work at Volition in Champaign, designers of best-selling video games.

Snowing and blowing

How miserable was Wednesday's weather? Here, a man turns his back to the howling wind while waiting to board an MTD bus on Devonshire Drive in Champaign. (Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016)

Tom Kacich: Rauner's recollections may be a little skewed

Gov. Bruce Rauner has an entertaining way of re-creating a conversation just the way he'd like it to be remembered. He did it last week when speaking to about 150 people at the Douglas County Republican Party's Lincoln Day dinner in Tuscola.

The subject was the Rauner administration's deadlocked contract negotiations with AFSCME, the union that represents about 38,000 state workers.

I-74 crash sends one to hospital

OAKWOOD — Two trucks collided on Interstate 74 near Oakwood on Saturday afternoon.

Illinois State Master Sgt. Brad Kane said a semitrailer truck and a pickup collided in the westbound lanes of I-74 about 2:44 p.m.

Robert C. Reynolds, 62, of Champaign, was driving a Nissan pickup and Chester Lee Bell, 64, of Polk City, Fla., was driving the semitrailer.

UPDATED: EIU backers plan rally in face of 200 layoffs

CHARLESTON — Upset about the state budget impasse that threatens the future operation of Eastern Illinois University, Kate Klipp invited a group of people to her Charleston home to see what they could do.