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Mayoral candidates forum March 24, 2011

Unedited video from the candidate forum on March 24, 2011, including mayoral candidates Jerry Schweighart and Don Gerard. The forum was sponsored by the Champaign County chapter of the NAACP and League of Women Voters.

Many didn't get recall on shooter alert

Problems inherent in text messaging caused issue with all-clear notice

URBANA — A mistaken alert about a campus shooter — panicking some members of the University of Illinois community — was the result of an attempt to improve the alert system, the UI said.

Champaign mayoral candidates square off at forum

CHAMPAIGN -- The contrasts between the two candidates for mayor were clear on Thursday night as incumbent Jerry Schweighart and challenger Don Gerard faced off during a public forum in advance of the April 5 election.

Ruling on Provena's taxable status anticipated

URBANA -- When local taxing authorities considered Provena Covenant Medical Center's request for charitable tax exemptions for the 2010 tax year, they decided nothing has changed.

Demolition to begin on Green Street buildings

CHAMPAIGN -- Green Street should be open in time for the return of students and faculty Monday from this week's spring break, city officials say.

Ward 4 race pits newcomers for available seat

DANVILLE -- In the race for Ward 4 alderman, three newcomers to Danville city politics are battling for the seat being vacated by current Alderman Terry Baldwin, who decided against running for re-election.

Developer to get $2 million incentive for Danville retailer

DANVILLE - The city council agreed Thursday to provide a $2 million incentive package to the Milwaukee-based developer working to bring a national retailer to the site of the former K's Merchandise store on North Vermilion Street.

Danville Ward 4 candidates

Melinda Lyn Nalett

Age: 48.

Address: 27 N. Oregon Ave.

Political experience: None.

Occupation: Housewife.

Michael O'Kane

Age: N/A.

Address: 111 Cronkhite Ave.

Political experience: None.

Occupation: Retired, brick mason.

Study: Tens of thousands have too little food

URBANA -- A new national hunger study says 79,000 people in East Central Illinois don't have enough to eat -- and more than half of them may not qualify for federal food assistance.

UI: Emergency message a mistake

UPDATED 5 p.m.

An Illini Alert message sent out Thursday morning to 87,000 emails and cell phones was an error, the University of Illinois says.