Veterinarian goes extra mile for dog she adopted

URBANA — When Laurie Brewer first saw Roxy, a black Labrador dog with a chronic runny nose, it was love at first sight.

A Maryland veterinarian, Brewer had her first contact with this sick dog when Roxy's former owners brought her in to be seen for chronic nasal drainage and sneezing.

UI concert was good time - or a lot of noise

CHAMPAIGN — Most of the people who attended an outdoor concert on the University of Illinois campus Thursday night weren't even a gleam in their parents' eyes the last time there was an outdoor entertainment fest of that magnitude in town.

Getting Personal: Paul Curtis

Getting Personal is an email Q&A with a local personality. Here, Meg Dickinson chats with Champaign resident Paul Curtis.

Getting Personal appears first in print, in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. In the Oct. 23 newspaper, Melissa Merli chats with Urbana resident Danielle Chynoweth, 39.

Studio Visit: Bonnie Switzer

Studio visit appears first in print, on Sundays. Here, Melissa Merli visits Bonnie Switzer of Urbana.

Q: I read in your artist's statement at Urbana City Hall that you started painting in 1988.

Transcript of Obama press remarks on withdrawing troops from Iraq

Remarks by the president on ending the war in Iraq / James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, The White House

New emergency alert form to debut

     Champaign County residents have an opportunity to inform local authorities about people who might need special assistance during a disaster.

Libyan-born UI professor relieved for home country upon Gadhafi's death

Libyan-born UI professor relieved for home country upon Gadhafi's death: Play now!

    For one University of Illinois professor, the death of Moammar Gadhafi means a lot more than it would to most Americans.  WDWS news reporter Tim Ditman has the story.


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Reported abduction attempt in Oakwood turns out to be false alarm

OAKWOOD - Parents and guardians of Oakwood Grade School students were notified Friday morning through the school's emergency alert system about a possible abduction attempt that turned out to be a false alarm, according to law enforcement officials.

Mattoon police seek Rantoul men

MATTOON — Mattoon Police and Coles County Crimestoppers need information on the whereabouts of two Rantoul men wanted for an Oct. 15 home invasion in Mattoon.

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Willie J. "Bam Bam" Hall, and Devin J.T. "Pootie J." Aikens.

Frost advisory issued for Saturday morning

     The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for Champaign, Vermilion, Douglas, Edgar, and Coles counties, in effect from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday.

     The weather service says between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m. Saturday will be the peak time for frost, as temperatures could dip near or below freezing.