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2 missing Burundi teens seen entering Canada

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have received reports that two of the Burundi teenagers gone missing after an international robotics competition have been seen crossing the border into Canada.

Top 50 most important Illini: No. 21: Sam Mays, WR

Best of ... Illini

No. 21: Sam Mays, WR

School board to vote on purchase of property near Central

CHAMPAIGN — Another piece of the new Champaign Central campus could be added today.

The Champaign school board is scheduled to vote tonight to buy property at 615 W. Church St., which is near the high school, from K. Weiss Lancaster.

Male Athlete of the Year: Jake Beesley

I would first start off telling my future grandkids how fortunate I was to have the support and means to be able to participate in multiple sports, along with all the fun and difficult times I faced. I would encourage them to do multiple activities and sports during their high school years because of all the memories and new friends I made.

Freedom 5K: The home stretch

Ryan Root told himself that as soon as his streak of six straight wins in the Freedom 5K in Champaign ended, he'd be finished with the race. And as former North Central College teammate and Monticello graduate Matt Norvell pulled away with half a mile left, Root thought his run was over.

Top 50 most important Illini: No. 28, Larry Boyd, OL

Why he's important: Boyd's importance is two-fold. In the short term, the incoming freshman could find himself starting at one of the guard positions on the offensive line. At 6-foot-6 and 360 pounds, Boyd has a Big Ten-ready body and the pedigree — consensus top 50 guard nationally in the 2016 class — to take advantage of a thin Illini line and play right away.

Top 50 most important teams: No. 28, Notre Dame

Coach: Brian Kelly

2016 record: 4-8

Projected 2017 record: 8-4

Circle the date: Oct. 21 vs. Southern Cal

Bowl trip: Pinstripe

Centennial grad Dill chosen as Champaign County's newest judge

URBANA — A former Champaign County prosecutor has been chosen as Champaign County’s newest associate judge.

Presiding Judge Tom Difanis confirmed Tuesday that Adam Dill, 40, of Monticello, has been selected from a field of 22 applicants to fill Holly Clemons’ seat. She’s retiring July 7. Dill will be sworn in July 10.

Meet the first team

Emma Blomberg
D, Jr., St. Thomas More

Why she made the team: Blomberg has started all but one game over the last three seasons as the Sabers have compiled 26 shutouts. The fastest player on the team is also a talented forward, where she plays for her club team, but she's too valuable on the back line for coach James Johnson to move her.

Authorities think speed a factor in east Urbana crash that injured 2 teens

URBANA — Sheriff's authorities think speed was probably a factor in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday that injured two Urbana teens.

Champaign County Sheriff's Lt. Brian Mennenga said the crash happened about 2:30 p.m. in the 3800 block of East Washington Street, east of Illinois 130, and involved a Toyota pickup truck.