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Get to know Champaign Police Chief candidate Kim Johnson

     Champaign Police Chief candidate Kim Johnson addressed the community on Thursday night.  Click the play icon to listen to Johnson's remarks.
    

Get to know Champaign Police Chief candidate Antoinette Filla

     Champaign Police Chief candidate Antoinette Filla addressed the community on Thursday night.  Click the play icon to listen to Filla's remarks.
    

Get to know Champaign Police Chief candidate Gregory Anderson

     Champaign Police Chief candidate Gregory Anderson addressed the community on Thursday night.  Click the play icon to listen to Anderson's remarks.
    

Get to know Champaign Police Chief candidate Anthony Cobb

     Champaign Police Chief candidate Anthony Cobb addressed the community on Thursday night.  Click the play icon to listen to Cobb's remarks.
    

Super-Couponing: Know when to pounce with a coupon

Using a coupon at the opportune moment is key to saving big on groceries.

If I have a $1 coupon for toothpaste, I don't want to use it when the toothpaste is selling for its full $2.99 price. I'll hold onto it until the price dips to $1. A dollar coupon matched to a dollar sale makes the toothpaste the best price of all: free!

Life Remembered: Former sheriff, Rantoul mayor driven to serve

RANTOUL — After stepping down as sheriff of Champaign County in 1990, Joe Brown quickly got bored and went back to work.

Mr. Brown kept on working until shortly before his death Monday. In his role of public guardian for Champaign County, he recently attended a hearing at the county courthouse carrying an oxygen tank and getting around in a wheelchair pushed by his wife.

82 in area due federal income tax refunds

CHAMPAIGN — Eighty-two residents of East Central Illinois are due federal income tax refunds that couldn't be delivered as a result of mailing address errors, the Internal Revenue Service says.

They include 47 residents of Champaign County, eight residents of Vermilion County and 27 residents of surrounding areas.

Spirit of the season: Drug court clients help kids, and a toy drive under way

URBANA — The 60 or so clients of the Champaign County drug court program will be helping people less fortunate this holiday season.

Drug court coordinator Del Ryan said instead of exchanging gifts among themselves, the clients have agreed to bring gifts for the children who live at Restoration Urban Ministries, 1213 Parkland Court, in northwest Champaign.

Toys for Troops 2011

 

Toys for Troops event at the ILEAS building in Urbana on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. The group hoped to have 100 boxes of donated gifts and food to send to troops overseas.

Church plans dinner for all on Christmas Day

CHAMPAIGN — If your Christmas day is looking lonely or bleak, here's an invitation that might brighten the outlook.

First Christian Church will serve a free holiday turkey dinner, complete with caroling, decorations and entertainment, and the invitation is open to anyone who might otherwise be alone on Christmas or can't afford a holiday meal.