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Robert Lewis, Urbana

URBANA – Robert Lewis has been a public servant for more than two decades, but his roots in the community and his reputation as a creative thinker run deeper than that.

Broccoli fights cancer best when it gets a little steamed

URBANA – Microwaving your broccoli might be the most convenient way to cook it, but to get benefit of this cruciferous veggie's cancer-fighting properties, steaming it lightly is the better way to go, a University of Illinois study suggests.

Comics poll: Should it stay or should it go now?

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Now is your chance to let The News-Gazette know what you think about our comics with our Stay Or Go comics poll.

Champaign students headed to national Lego robot competition

CHAMPAIGN – Parts are falling off the robot moving around the table.

The Lego robot drops a Lego "cast" onto a Lego "bone," then the attachment that dropped the cast falls off.

The robot hits a ball into a goal, then moves along a wall, flipping some Lego panels as it goes. Another part of the robot detaches in the corner of the table.

Will Kyles, Champaign

With Black History Month under way, The News-Gazette presents profiles of two city council members, one an established poltiical presence, the other a relative newcomer.

Black History Month: Meet Robert Lewis and Will Kyles

With Black History Month under way, The News-Gazette presents profiles of two city council members, one an established poltiical presence, the other a relative newcomer.

Lego teams, robots to be at library

Local First Lego League teams will be showing off their robots at a Lego Robotic Fun Day at the Champaign Public Library, at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 13.

The teams will help children program and build a working Lego robot. The afternoon will also include engineering demonstrations and, for younger children, robot-themed stories.

Stratton has history of success in tournament

CHAMPAIGN – Stratton Elementary School has sent four teams to the First Lego League state tournament since it began competing in the event in 2006. But this year is the first time the school has brought back a state trophy.

Make that two state trophies.

Teacher's assistant charged with performing sex act on student

URBANA — A teacher’s assistant at Centennial High School has been released from jail on a felony charge that she had a sexual relationship with a teen-age boy she was tutoring.

Man hospitalized after being hit in road

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign man remained hospitalized Saturday in critical condition after he was hit by a motorist while lying in the road in southwest Champaign Wednesday night.