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Danville man arrested in shooting death on city's south side

DANVILLE — In the very block where a man’s life was taken hours earlier, Jordan Paul wondered aloud Sunday whether he’d picked the wrong place to relocate.

Residents afraid rezoning will alter their 'quiet' area

SAVOY — For more than three decades, Bill and Mary Beth Bogner have enjoyed the serenity of a farmland view across the road from their old Victorian-style farmhouse.

"It's a very nice area. It's quiet," said Mary Beth Bogner.

Dangers of lead: Who tests?

URBANA — The water you sip in your local hospital has likely been tested for infection control purposes, but maybe not for lead.

While schools are now compelled by a new state law to do water testing for lead in their older buildings, hospitals and other health care providers aren't required by either state or federal law to do likewise, regardless of the age of their buildings.

Diversity the talk of UI campus

URBANA — The University of Illinois is moving closer to hiring a vice chancellor who would coordinate wide-ranging efforts to promote diversity on campus, though there's been no official announcement.

Tom Kacich: Shimkus' war chest dwarfs rivals' funds

Hear more from Kacich Monday at 4:20 on WDWS.

Scientist works hand in hand with nature

URBANA — Evolutionary biologist Frances Arnold said there's no point in fighting with nature while she creates new biofuels and alternatives to pesticides.

Getting Personal: Rachel Schechter

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, staff writer Paul Wood chats with RACHEL A. SCHECHTER of Champaign, the Illinois Chess Association Youth Committee member who serves as chess instructor at the Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana and is a former instructor at Carrie Busey and Dr. Howard elementary schools and Dr.

Jim Dey: Heated rhetoric marks debate on deduction for state, local taxes

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was at his rhetorical best last week when he blasted President Donald Trump's proposed federal income-tax reform legislation as nothing less than a sop "to the wealthiest Americans" that will "stick hard-working American families with the bill."

Area history, Oct. 22, 2017

Today is Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1917, a resolution inviting the mayor of Urbana to name a committee to meet with a similar committee from Champaign to discuss garbage disposal was adopted by commissioners. Officials hoped for more adequate sewage disposal in the cities.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 22, 2017

I asked LYNCOLN DELPORTE for a photo to run with this story. Silly me.

The guy who has brought so much cartoon life to our pages and website had a much better idea: why not a sketch of himself?