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National News

Lakeside´s fate set; redevelopment still at issue

URBANA - Lillie Walker, 72, has been a resident of Lakeside Terrace apartments in Urbana for 22 years.

Making the dream affordable

CHAMPAIGN - Burch Village, the public housing complex on Bradley Avenue at Fourth Street, has seen a lot of living in its 52 years.

Digging up past without shovel

On the surface, the piece of ground at Fort Riley looks like a typical Kansas field.

For fans, police alike, a Bear of a season

CHAMPAIGN - John Piland, the Chicago Bears fan, is somewhat sad to see the football season come to an end. John Piland, the state's attorney of Champaign County, is not.

Alternative paper may fold

CHAMPAIGN - The area will lose its main alternative media voice if a buyer isn't found to continue the CU Cityview.

Volition project nears launch

CHAMPAIGN - A development agreement for the construction of the Volition project at One Main Street in downtown Champaign appears ready for launch.

Convention up in the air

RANTOUL - Rantoul village officials will meet with the leaders of the World Free Fall Convention on Monday in the hopes of keeping the sky diving event at the Rantoul airport in 2003.

The search is over

DANVILLE - Twenty-five years of searching and disappointments were over when Marla Rickgauer was able to have family members present her father with a very special video tape.

Doctor suing over board appointees

SPRINGFIELD - A LeRoy physician and attorney is attempting to sue Gov. George Ryan and the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board, claiming a vote that killed his plans for a $5 million outpatient surgery center project in Urbana was invalid.

Pension payments delayed

About 45 percent more state workers than were expected took advantage of an early retirement offer that ended Tuesday evening, but many of those people are now facing a couple of lean months.