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Survey of Danville teens: Some good signs, some troubles

DANVILLE — The good news: Fewer Vermilion County high school students are drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes and marijuana, attempting suicide, and using unhealthy methods to lose weight.

Quilts help teach math, social studies, poetry

URBANA — Studying dozens of mounted quilts boasting colors bold and delicate, squares both breathtakingly real-looking and delightfully abstract, seventh-grade students studied and discussed them carefully.

Boating restricted on Middle Fork

DANVILLE — River levels rose in Vermilion County on Thursday following heavy rains in northern Vermilion and southern Iroquois counties, prompting Illinois Conservation Police to restrict boating on the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River.

Virginia Theatre VIP Tour

Donors and VIPs got a sneak peek tour of the remodeled Virginia Theater on Thursday night, April 11, 2013 before a public open house on Saturday.

Prairie North 2013 Disaster Drill

More than 15 local and state agencies took part in the first day of a three-day emergency response exercise April 11 to 13 called Prairie North 2013.They were at the  empty Abbott Acres apartment complex in Rantoul on Thursday, April 11, 2013.The agencies included local fire and police departments, area hospital and ambulance services, and Illinois emergency agencies.

Probation follows plea for possession of stolen vehicle

URBANA — A Champaign teen who admitted his role in the theft of a vehicle last year has been sentenced to two years of probation,

16-story building planned for Fourth and Green

CHAMPAIGN — A 16-story apartment building has been proposed for the northwest corner of Fourth and Green streets in Campustown — where an IHOP restaurant and convenience store now stand.

2013 Boneyard Arts Festival

Images from the 2013 Boneyard Arts Festival, in various venues on campus, Champaign and Urbana.

Rich Warren: Ultra-high definition offers a richer experience

Generous Geoff Poor of Glen Poor's Audio-Video offers free admission to his theater in the Old Farm Shops at Kirby and Mattis avenues in Champaign.

This probably outrages the owners of the local cinemas. Poor currently showcases the new 84-inch LG Electronics model 84LM9600 4K television, also known as ultra-high definition.

Chuck Koplinski: '42' a fitting tribute to baseball hero's grit

To be sure, a solid film biography of Jackie Robinson is long overdue. Though it was made with the best of intentions, and features the man himself, 1950's "The Jackie Robinson Story," isn't a film that has aged well.