Records shed light on UI presidential search

URBANA — The search for a new University of Illinois chancellor is winding down, with a decision expected within days.

If tradition holds, the university will simply announce its choice after closed-door interviews with the finalists, with little or no word about who else was considered for the job.

Council action may save home of early Urbana mayor

URBANA — City council action on Monday could save a 136-year-old home where one of the city's first mayors resided, but it will come at a cost to the Urbana taxpayers.

Gearhead: Bobert Woodard

Bobert Woodard has owned this 1936 Plymouth for 40 years. A four year restoration meant he could try the hill climb at Newport, IN.

Stove fire quickly snuffed

CHAMPAIGN - Champaign firefighters aired out a smoky Champaign apartment  Saturday night after an occupant used an extinguisher to snuff a stove fire.

Firefighters were called to a lower-level apartment at 1509 W. Kirby Ave. about 7:15 p.m.

County board may contribute to tourism bureau

URBANA — Champaign County Board members will consider providing funding to the Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau at Thursday's meeting.

State hospitals report drop in infections

SPRINGFIELD — Potentially deadly infections reported by Illinois hospitals were down in 2010 from the previous year, according to the state Department of Public Health.

Judge extends order closing Cherry Orchard complex

URBANA — A Champaign County judge extended a temporary restraining order Friday that gives public-health officials the power to keep one building at an unsafe apartment complex north of Thomasboro closed.

Aviation Institute's fate may be decided in Thursday vote

The University of Illinois' trustees could end the Institute of Aviation next week, but not without a dogfight.

"We hope a lot of people will show up to speak up for the institute," said interim Aviation Director Tom Emanuel. "I will certainly be there."

Family Service celebrates 100 years

URBANA — Champaign County's first social services agency was organized 100 years ago in Champaign County, called United Charities of Champaign and Urbana.

Garden of the Week: Mary Sandwell

Mary Sandwell has created a colorful and lush respite in her Urbana backyard.