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Citizens help in shooting investigation

URBANA - About the time a funeral service for Laquentin Porter-Hughes was being held in Champaign on Thursday, police in Urbana were arresting a man accused of shooting him to death on New Year's Eve.

Body in lake tentatively ID´d as man from Urbana

URBANA - Authorities have released a tentative identification for the body of a man found floating in Crystal Lake in Urbana on Thursday.

New members of Legislature get started

SPRINGFIELD - Members of the 93rd General Assembly took the oath of office Wednesday, with a $3 billion shadow looming over the traditional ceremony.

Music strikes a chord with family

URBANA - As a 9-year-old who had just moved to New Jersey, Susan Teicher felt a bit uncomfortable being known as the daughter of Louis Teicher of the famed piano duo Ferrante & Teicher.

Champaign teachers to vote on deal Friday

CHAMPAIGN - Teachers will vote Friday on a proposed three-year contract.

Officials exploring trolleys in trip to Europe

CHAMPAIGN - A group of 14 local governmental officials left Wednesday afternoon for a nine-day, taxpayer-subsidized trip to Europe to investigate trolley systems in several smaller European cities.

District´s goal: Cut $3 million

URBANA - Cutting $3 million from Urbana schools' budget the next two years will take creative thought and resolute action, school board members say.

Unit 4 negotiations still moving slowly

CHAMPAIGN - School teachers, administrators and support personnel started the new year with another round of meetings with a mediator, trying to resolve contract conflicts.

Volition project will grow

CHAMPAIGN - Downtown Champaign's newest neighbor, the Volition project, already had star status in the constellation of local building projects.

Lawsuit against Ryan, board advances

SPRINGFIELD - A Sangamon County judge ruled Tuesday that a LeRoy physician's lawsuit against Gov. George Ryan and the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board could go forward.