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Official suggests budget cuts for Champaign schools

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign school district needs to cut $2 million from its budget for each of the next two years, says its chief financial officer, Gene Logas.

Logas talked to school board members at a Monday night study session about his predictions for the district's finances for the next two years and his suggestions for making cuts to balance the budgets.

Applications for Christmas assistance being accepted

DANVILLE – The Danville Salvation Army will take applications for Christmas assistance beginning Monday and running through Dec. 4.

Applications for food and toy assistance are taken from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 9 to 11 a.m. Fridays at the Salvation Army office, 855 E. Fairchild St.

Trial starts for woman accused in 2006 killings

URBANA – The only child of a Champaign couple slain in their home three years ago described her parents as comfortable financially due to years of hard work.

A prosecutor said their affluence may have gotten them murdered.

First Busey loss for 3rd quarter: $283 million

CHAMPAIGN — As forewarned a month ago, First Busey Corp. reported a massive net loss for the third quarter, but indicated the worst may be over.

Danville man pleads in 2006 shaking death of child

DANVILLE — A week before the start of his murder trial, a Danville man pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in connection with the 2006 shaking death of 2 1/2-year-old Reagan Williams, who died while in his care.

Man accused of molestation has next court appearance

URBANA — An Urbana man accused of sexually molesting a child several years ago is due back in court next month.

Prosecutor: Affluence may have led to couple's murder

URBANA — The only child of a Champaign couple slain in their home three years ago described her parents as comfortable financially due to years of hard work.

A prosecutor said their affluence may have gotten them murdered.

County's bomb-sniffing dog dies

URBANA — Champaign County courthouse employees were in shock and mourning Tuesday for the loss of a co-worker. Duke, the bomb-sniffing dog, died unexpectedly early Tuesday.

Lane closure planned on Neil Street for sewer work

CHAMPAIGN — A part of Neil Street in downtown Champaign will be closed starting Wednesday for about three days for storm sewer repair.

PowerWorld grows without help of venture capital

CHAMPAIGN – Mark Laufenberg's company has more than 600 customers in at least 57 countries around the world.

But the president of Champaign-based PowerWorld Corp. said his company wouldn't be a good candidate for venture capital.