URBANA — Saying that James R. Burgess was “even-handed” as a prosecutor and “a man of integrity,” supporters asked on Monday night that the city council support renaming the federal courthouse in his honor.
Last week, I answered some frequently asked questions about multiple coupons. In this week's column, another beginner has a question about coupon overage — when the value of a coupon exceeds the cost of the item you're trying to purchase.
Studio Visit appears first in print, in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette.
Getting Personal is an email Q&A with a local personality. Here, Melissa Merli chats with M. Cynthia Oliver of Urbana.
RANTOUL — Students at Northview School were given the opportunity to receive counseling this week following the unexpected death of a staff member.
Anna Ferguson, 29, died of a brain aneurysm Feb. 12 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, said Rantoul City Schools Lead Administrator Jennifer Ernst.
TUSCOLA — A group of trained search and rescue volunteers from Douglas County will go to Peoria County on Saturday to help with the search for a 73-year-old Peoria man who has been missing since Feb. 12.
CHAMPAIGN — Mental illness can be tough on loved ones, especially when there's a lot they don't know and understand about this disease.
The Champaign County chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness is bringing back a free, 13-week class that helps fill in many of the blanks, says local NAMI President Diane Zell.
URBANA — Two men have been charged with misdemeanors for allegedly running a poker game raided by Champaign police in west Champaign about a month ago.
Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz said she elected not to charge another 11 men and women who were present that night, most of them as patrons.
CHAMPAIGN — The latest winner of the Athena Award got her career rolling by scheduling a log rolling.
But Cindy Somers' career didn't turn out to be the one she expected.
Somers, the owner of the Spherion Staffing franchises in Champaign and Decatur, got her undergraduate degree from Indiana University in recreation programming, planning and management.