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Border Patrol to test wearing cameras

ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press

Doctor: Ford to undergo 40 days of chemotherapy

ROB GILLIES, Associated Press

UH-Manoa Faculty Senate votes to censure president

HONOLULU (AP) — The Faculty Senate at the flagship campus of the University of Hawaii has voted to censure its president over his dismissal of the campus chancellor.

Tilton man seriously injured in car-motorcycle collision

DANVILLE — Police are still investigating a car-motorcycle collision that sent a 50-year-old Tilton man to the hospital on Wednesday evening.

Danville Public Safety Director Larry Thomason said the man, who was driving the motorcycle, was listed in critical condition. His name was not released.

Trooper changes tire for 'shocked' driver

URBANA — No marketing budget in the world can buy the amount of goodwill that Greg Broughton is accruing to the Illinois State Police.

The 26-year-old accountant-turned-trooper changed a tire Tuesday afternoon for an older Champaign businessman, who was so impressed he called the newspaper to get some "good news" published.

Officials hope winter is easier on the budget

URBANA — After last year's brutal winter, Champaign County officials are hoping for a milder season, one that won't be so rough on the county's pocketbook.

The high cost of road salt and budget constraints mean the county was able to order only 2,300 tons of road salt this year, said County Engineer Jeff Blue. The county is paying $108 a ton, twice last year's $54 a ton.

Stewart named to First Busey board

CHAMPAIGN — Jon D. Stewart, the chief executive officer of Champaign-based Tri Star Marketing, has been named to the board of directors of First Busey Corp., the bank holding company reported in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission this week.

River cleanup volunteers needed for North Fork

DANVILLE — Volunteers are needed to help clean up a stretch of the North Fork River that runs through Ellsworth Park on Saturday.

The cleanup is being sponsored by the city's Parks and Recreation Division and Keep Vermilion County Beautiful.

It will be held from 10 a.m. to noon during the annual Vermilion River Festival at the park, 100 Ellworth Ave., Danville.

This day in history: Sept. 18, 2014

Today is Thursday, September 18, the 261st day of 2014. There are 104 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Sept. 18, A.D. 14, the Roman Senate officially confirmed Tiberius as the second emperor of the Roman Empire, succeeding the late Augustus.

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Plenty of salt for roads, but it wasn't cheap

CHAMPAIGN — The good news is that there's maybe more road salt than there's ever been at the Champaign public works department.

The bad news is that they paid more than they've ever paid: $108 per ton, which is nearly twice as much as last year.