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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.

Vote planned on sanitary fee hike

URBANA - Everyone must really be looking forward to this new sanitary district user fee increase.

Old Illini Astroturf could resurface at Rantoul hangar

RANTOUL - The artificial turf on which Robert Holcombe set Illini rushing records could soon see new life inside an old Air Force hangar.

Forest preserve chief plans to retire

MAHOMET - The longtime executive director of the Champaign County Forest Preserve plans to retire, effective May 31.

Developers await city council vote

CHAMPAIGN - Back in the mid-1980s, when much of their new residential subdivision was still on the drawing board, the developers of Robeson Meadows were already envisioning the neighborhood shopping center they would build when the population in southwest Champaign caught up with their dreams.

Miss America urges pupils to show kindness

Crystal Carter had a good reason for taking all of the Champaign Central High School Academy sophomores out of class Monday to hear Miss America speak in the school's theater.

Meeting keys on gains, pains from Volition

CHAMPAIGN - Build a $10 million building on an 80-space parking lot and you're bound to hear about it, about 80 times.

It's Your Business: Downtown Danville business changes name

With partner Anne Kessler leaving the business, Dawn Blacksher plans to go it alone as sole owner of her crafts store.

Iowa picks president; provost staying at UI

IOWA CITY - University of Illinois Provost Richard Herman will be staying at the UI.

Guess who is quietly sneaking back into our state?

Bobcats and cougars and wolves, oh my!