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County board, buyers of nursing home seek to delay closing by a month

URBANA — The Champaign County Board and the buyers of the county nursing home have applied to state regulators for permission to delay finalizing the sale of the home by a month.

The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board granted permission for the $11 million sale of the nursing home, to be renamed University Rehabilitation Center, on Oct. 30.

Amazon picks New York, D.C. suburb for East Coast headquarters

NEW YORK — Amazon has set its sights on two of the nation's largest and most powerful metro areas, announcing Tuesday it had chosen a buzzy New York neighborhood and a suburb of Washington, D.C., for its new East Coast headquarters.

UI law students take a minute to reflect, as well as assess

CHAMPAIGN — Carlisle Shelson graduated from Michigan State University in 2017, amid the sexual-abuse scandal involving MSU team doctor Larry Nassar.

She's now a first-year student at the University of Illinois College of Law, where a sexual-harassment case involving a tenured professor has rocked the law school for the past few weeks.

Teacher of the Week: Courtney Hemker

Meet COURTNEY HEMKER, an 18-year education veteran who currently teaches third grade at Oakwood Grade School. She started at Illinois State University with the goal of becoming the next Barbara Walters.

Champaign council discusses lowering, repealing marijuana fine

CHAMPAIGN — A conversation that started with the city council considering whether to lower the fine for possession of cannabis quickly turned to whether it should opt to just repeal the ordinance completely.

This day in history, Nov. 14, 2018

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2018. There are 47 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On Nov. 14, 1970, a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 crashed while trying to land in West Virginia, killing all 75 people on board, including the Marshall University football team and its coaching staff.

On this date

Area history, Nov. 14, 2018

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, Champaign High School presented a pageant chronicling the 100-year history of Illinois. Meanwhile, the city of Homer celebrated the end of The Great War with a bonfire.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 14, 2018

On Wednesdays, area students deliver the news in "High School Confidential." Something to get you to this week's edition:

Monday's episode of 'Jeopardy' had all of Urbana Uni High's attention.

2018-19 High School Confidential: Week 8

Welcome to Year 3 of High School Confidential, an ambitious project made possible by aspiring student journalists from every corner of our circulation area.

LIVE! Georgetown (and no Trent Frazier)

CHAMPAIGN — Trent Frazier's presence was missed. Illinois got a big game from freshman guard Ayo Dosunmu in Frazier's stead, but the Illini dropped Tuesday night's Gavitt Tipoff Games showdown with Georgetown 88-80.

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