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For one night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press

This day in history: Nov. 22, 2014

Today is Saturday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2014. There are 39 days left in the year.

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Area history, Nov. 22, 2014

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In 1914: In preparing for the Thanksgiving Day Urbana-Champaign game, Champaign High School has made a fine record in football since the first team was organized in 1894. It has conquered the Urbana team 11 times, including 14-0 in the first game.

Little loss for park district in canceling Cosby

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Park District had high hopes for shows with Bill Cosby planned for April.

Before the district canceled Cosby's appearance, he was to have been the headliner for the Virginia Theatre's first-ever subscription series, said Executive Director Joe DeLuce.

Q&A with new Champaign fire chief

Following a 34-year career fighting 5,000-plus fires in St. Louis and Memphis, Gary Ludwig just wrapped up his first week on the job as Champaign's new fire chief.

Staff writer Tim Mitchell sat down with the former high school shortstop for a wide-ranging conversation that touched on 10-alarm blazes, his scariest experience at the scene, bad fire movies and much more.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 22, 2014

With firearm deer season kicking off Friday, a lot of our readers are spending the weekend in tree stands, waiting for that perfect shot. Which got me wondering ... what's the best way to pass all that time?

Cosby show at Virginia canceled

CHAMPAIGN — Embattled comedian Bill Cosby will not perform at the Virginia Theatre April 11.

In the wake of a sexual assault scandal, the Champaign Park District canceled the two shows.

Drive for Habitat pits Urbana, Centennial, Central

The only thing sweeter than beating Central? Beating Urbana.

That's what members of the Key Club at Centennial High School are saying at the midway point of a fundraising contest among the three schools.

This day in history: Nov. 21, 2014

Today is Friday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2014. There are 40 days left in the year.

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Area history, Nov. 21, 2014

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