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UPDATE: Oakwood man killed in single-vehicle crash identified

UPDATED 12:45 p.m. Saturday

OAKWOOD — Illinois State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of an Oakwood man early Saturday.

Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden identified the man as Tyler J. Baker, 27.

Election 2019 | For incumbent Mayor Deb Feinen, it's all about 1-on-1 connections

CHAMPAIGN — For Deb Feinen, being mayor is all about the one-on-one.

When she wakes up and checks her email first thing, there are often hundreds of new messages to parse through. But the ones she looks for are about issues: potholes, broken streetlights, a constituent's predicament.

Area history, March 23, 2019

Today is Saturday, March 23, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1919, Lt. Carl Thompson, formerly of the Champaign Fire Department and at the time in France with Battery B, announced he would return to Champaign and present the fire department with a real German machine gun, with all parts complete.

UI: Man accused of sexual assault should not get degree

URBANA — In a response filed this week, the University of Illinois argued a former MBA student should not be granted his degree after it was withheld following an accusation of sexual assault.

High drug prices have some rationing insulin

CHAMPAIGN — As many as a quarter of Illinois' 44,000 type 1 diabetics are likely rationing their insulin treatments because they can't afford the supply they need, according to an action campaign pushing for affordable insulin prices.

This day in history, March 23, 2019

Today is Saturday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2019. There are 283 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On March 23, 1942, the first Japanese-Americans evacuated by the U.S. Army during World War II arrived at the internment camp in Manzanar, Calif.

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Election 2019 | Champaign schools are 'so much more than facilities,' board candidate says

CHAMPAIGN — Before making the big decision a second time around, Champaign school board member Amy Armstrong called a family meeting.

By now, everyone was well-acquainted with what life as a Unit 4 board member looked like.

"It is a tremendous amount of work, and when people would say, 'I haven't seen you at the gym,' I would say, 'The school board swallowed me,'" she said.

Virtually in a class by herself

URBANA — There are three things Karie Brown-Tess would like to clear up.

First, the Urbana school board hopeful is currently in Chile, doing research on a Fulbright scholarship, and will be there for the duration of the year.

But, she says, it's temporary, and for the short term, she can take part in meetings without actually physically being in Urbana.

Top of the Morning, March 23, 2019

The next stop in our 'Small Towns, Big Deals' series is Bismarck on April 14. Something to get you there ...

If you live in tiny McLean County village of Bellflower (pop. 408), odds are your name has appeared on a welcome-to-town road sign along Illinois 54.

Maybe even twice.

Woman, 22, shot in the leg in Danville

DANVILLE — Danville police are investigating an early Friday shooting that injured a 22-year-old Danville woman.

Police responded to the 1600 block of Westview Avenue at 5:23 a.m. Friday for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim, who had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to her leg.