Tom Kacich: Building troubles a 100-year-old problem in C-U

Difficulty building high schools is kind of a tradition in Champaign-Urbana, and it goes back more than 100 years.

This summer, the Champaign school board is wrestling with a host of issues related to building another Champaign Central High School, including where to build it and when to ask taxpayers for the money to finance it.

It's Your Business: Brownfield Sports settling into Urbana location

Brownfield Sports has moved to the former English Hedgerow location at the southeast corner of Lincoln and University avenues in Urbana.

"We moved over the (July 4-6) weekend," said Kristi Brownfield, who noted the shop had been at Lincoln Square for 12 years.

Top of the Morning, July 13, 2014

Taylor Feldkamp said he'd read today's News-Gazette. Unless he's too sore to pick up the paper after a Saturday night of fender-bending in Fisher.

"I've gotten pretty used to the abuse," he said.

Too much rain too fast

CHAMPAIGN — For the residents of a couple of blocks of Clover Lane in southwest Champaign, flooding is not new.

“This is the third time I’ve seen it like this,” said Jay Jackson, who has lived in the 1700 block of Clover Lane for 15 years.

Mariposa Music Festival

A gallery of images from the Champaign Park District Mariposa Music Festival in downtown Champaign on Saturday, July 12, 2014.

Aquifer meeting stresses public participation

CHAMPAIGN — The focus turned to public participation on Saturday as local officials once again gathered to discuss remedies for a chemical landfill in DeWitt County, which they think threatens the natural resource on which it sits.
Speakers at the Champaign Public Library — including elected officials and representatives of local interest groups — told attendee

UPDATED 3:10 p.m.: Flash flood warning extended (w/video)

LINCOLN - The National Weather Service in Lincoln has extended a flood warning until 10 p.m. Saturday for:

Champaign County in East Central Illinois
Eastern McLean County in Central Illinois
Eastern Piatt County in Central Illinois

The area will then remain under a flood watch from 10 p.m. Saturday through Sunday afternoon.

Heavy rain leads to flooding

Four inches of rain fell in Champaign between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday, said Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt.

Five ready to graduate from drug court

URBANA — Five people set to graduate from Champaign County's drug court program have been to jail or prison a total of 21 times in their adult lives.

If the knowledge and skills they've learned over the last several months sink in, they won't be going back.

That's what the administrators of the intensive program hope, anyway.

Area history, July 12, 2014

Today is Saturday, July 12, 1967. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

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