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Urbana council members voice support for mayor's proposed budget

URBANA — The city council expressed mainly favorable views on the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year when it was presented at Monday night's meeting.

Mayor Diane Marlin's proposal has cuts that are slated to save the city about $600,000. A public hearing on it is set for June 4; the council will vote on it June 18.

Top of the Morning, May 22, 2018

LOU HENSON has his outfit picked out for the Hall of Fame Gala on June 15 in Chicago.

"You're supposed to wear a tux. I'll wear my orange coat again," Henson said. "If I can't wear that, I won't show up."

This day in history, May 22, 2018

Today is Tuesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2018. There are 223 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On May 22, 1968, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion, with 99 men aboard, sank in the Atlantic Ocean. (The remains of the sub were later found on the ocean floor 400 miles southwest of the Azores.)

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Area history, May 22, 2018

Today is Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, Champaign High School students taking the Manual Training class built a complete victrola using sycamore wood.

In 1968, encyclopedias and reference books were needed to start a library at the Douglass Center in Champaign.

Unit 4 promotes Jefferson Middle principal to newly created position

CHAMPAIGN — Jefferson Middle School Principal Angi Franklin is receiving a "bittersweet" promotion — she'll become Unit 4's director of teaching, learning and student engagement as of July 1.

UI higher-ed conference to focus on volatility in state funding

CHAMPAIGN — The impact of unpredictable state funding on students and colleges will be the focus of an upcoming conference at the University of Illinois.

The "Volatility in State Spending for Higher Education" conference will be held June 4-5 at the I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., C.

UI switching to same parking-meter app as Champaign, Urbana

URBANA — The University of Illinois is switching to the same parking-meter app that Champaign and Urbana already use.

Beginning June 18, drivers will be able to use the MobileMeter app at each of the roughly 2,300 meters on campus.

Champaign woman who hit pedestrian with car gets probation, home detention

URBANA — A Champaign woman who admitted that she was under the influence when she struck and injured another woman with her car has been sentenced to 30 months of probation and 120 days of electronic home detention.

Urbana man gets 13 years for armed robbery at gas station

URBANA — An Urbana man convicted of robbing a gas station employee with a paring knife has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Judge Heidi Ladd said it was never clear why Deshawn McCullough, 26, who had a decent job and lived with his parents, committed the March 26, 2017, holdup of the Circle K, 507 W. University Ave., U.

Former Fluid Event Center could soon have new owner

CHAMPAIGN — There may be a buyer for the former Fluid Event Center in Champaign.

A sale of the property at 601 N. Country Fair Drive is pending, and the prospective buyer is in the midst of conducting its due diligence, according to Bruce Hage, a Bloomington broker and property manager.