Kevan Melchiorre - Busey Wealth Management 4-18-14

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Not sure what to do with this year's tax refund?  Busey's Kevan Melchiorre has some fiscally sound suggestions that he shares with Brian Moline.


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Strobel will chair UI presidential search

A trustee who chaired the last presidential search at the University of Illinois and a professor who led the group that helped choose the Urbana chancellor will lead the  nationwide search for a successor to President Robert Easter, who plans to retire in 2015.

Tom's mailbag April 18, 2014

DS Volition seeking city incentives to remodel, expand

CHAMPAIGN — Video game developer DS Volition is seeking about $200,000 in incentives from the city of Champaign so the company can remodel its downtown offices and expand by as many as 100 employees.

Without the incentives, the company said it may have to consider other locations outside downtown Champaign because the remodeling would be cost-prohibitive.

UPDATED: Woman stabbed during hours-long standoff in Urbana

URBANA — A 26-year-old woman was expected to recover from stabbing injuries she received after being held against her will for hours in an southeast Urbana apartment.

After a standoff that lasted about five hours, Urbana police, assisted by members of the METRO team, arrested Ismail A. Ervin, 28, at the apartment in the 900 block of East Harding Drive, about 2 a.m. Friday.

Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital


State funds to pay for widening of High Cross Road

The mayor of Urbana said nearly $8 million in funding from the state for a road project on the far east side of town is an important part of trying to develop the area.

SUV crashes into home; no injuries

CHAMPAIGN — Nobody was reported hurt when an SUV crashed into a home at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday near Maynard Lake in Champaign.

"I was sitting in my living room working on my computer when an SUV just crashed into my living room," said Philip Mayes of 1604 Maynard Drive, on Champaign's west side.

Village gets an earful on video gaming

Idea of lifting ban pits ministerial alliance, local business owners

MAHOMET — Mahomet's leaders asked for input from residents on repealing the ban on video gaming — and they're getting it.

Uppermost State Farm Center seats going, going, gone

On Thursday, University of Illinois senior associate athletic director Tom Michael ushered News-Gazette photo editor John Dixon inside State Farm Center and provided an update on Phase 2 of the $165 million renovation project. The big news? The upper deck of the iconic arena is void of seats.

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