Building permits, May 24, 2015

Listed are recent permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


Herschman Architects, fit-out of new Field & Stream retail store at 2000 N. Neil St., $3,547,726.

Who's No. 1?

CHAMPAIGN — Having Co-valedictorian, Class of 2000, Central HS on his college application helped convince Northwestern University swim coaches that Tom Lockman was worth spending a scholarship on.

AD vows changes on the way

The furor over allegations about player mistreatment in two University of Illinois sports could lead to new protocols for handling student complaints in the athletic program.

As some faculty have already called for, athletic director Mike Thomas is considering an ombudsman position for student-athletes, along with other changes.

Area history, May 24, 2015

In 1915: Edward Hearst, a house cleaner who came to Urbana about two weeks ago, was shot and instantly killed Saturday night by Oliver Curtis of Champaign, who is employed as a dishwasher at Bradley's Arcade in Champaign. The two apparently were feuding over a woman named Minnie Hurt. The murder occurred at the rear of the Urbana light plant. No one has claimed the body of Mr.

Grab a seat

URBANA — When the University of Illinois realized it needed a 66 percent increase in seating to accommodate an NCAA baseball regional, it turned to an Iowa City-based firm to supply the extra seats.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 24, 2015

This Memorial Day eve, we asked those who served: What led you to join the military?


Director, UI's Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education

Max sentence for Champaign drug dealer

URBANA — A Champaign County judge Friday said the only way to stop Stephen Wells from selling drugs again was to imprison him for a long time.

Life Remembered: Central senior's death hits students, faculty hard

CHAMPAIGN — "He called me friend, I called him brother."

As one of the last people to talk to Central High School senior Ravonte Leshoure-Baker, the news of his best friend's death has been difficult for Central senior Chris Smith to accept.

"It's not easy. I never had a brother, but he made me feel like his brother. I thank him for that," Smith said. "He's still my brother."

Preservation efforts continue to pay off

MONTICELLO — Robert Allerton intentionally put the sphinxes backward.

Farm Bureau reaching out

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