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UI expert finds novel written by a Southern belle

She was the only woman on Civil War Confederate money, a Southern belle of head-turning beauty and, behind the scenes, a skillful political operator.

Police seek info in Dec. 31 killing

CHAMPAIGN - Crimestoppers of Champaign County is seeking help in finding the person responsible for killing a man in Urbana on New Year's Eve.

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.

Digging up past without shovel

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

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.

Champaign publisher thinking outside the book

CHAMPAIGN - Sports Publishing is toying with a strategy that could prove unpopular with readers.

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.

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.

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.