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Walldogs mural painters bringing talents to Danville

DANVILLE – It's a vacation, sort of, for a group of people who share a common interest: old-fashioned mural and sign painting.

From Aug. 4-7, artists will leave their businesses behind and head to Danville to share their talent.


Mahomet man, one of two locals in major MMA tourney, confident but cautious

He used to sport his mohawk while wrestling and playing football as a Centennial Charger.

Now, he sports it while fighting opponents on a national stage.


Pet of the Week Chuck

The shaggy Chuck is available for adoption at the Champaign County Humane Society

Videographer/Producer: 
Vanda Bidwell/Darrell Hoemann

Illinois Marathon FAQ

If you've been paying any attention, you should know by now that thousands of runners will be on the streets of Champaign-Urbana on Saturday for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon races.

The race organizers and police have been telling residents to expect traffic delays near the course and to plan taking alternate routes around town if they need to get somewhere.


Gallery: Illinois Marathon 2010

Images from the start, the finish and points in between during the 2010 Illinois Marathon


Video: 2010 Illinois Marathon preparations

A look at the final preparations the 2010 Illinois Marathon in Champaign-Urbana as volunteers prepare for Saturday's event.

Videographer/Producer: 
Laura K. Hettiger

Lukes take over from Lukes: Varsity Room gets new team

DANVILLE – The younger generation of Luke family is taking the reins at The Varsity Room, 108 N. Vermilion St.

Cousins Maure and Grant Luke have assumed the day-to-day operation of the downtown Danville restaurant from owners Ned and Steve Luke.


Champaign group home gets new management as 'state checks stopped coming'

CHAMPAIGN – The county's oldest group home for developmentally disabled adults will be under new management starting Saturday, the latest casualty of the state's budget crisis.


CCAMR group home under new management

The county's oldest group home for developmentally disabled adults will be under new management starting Saturday, the latest casualty of the state's budget crisis.


Chief supporters select new portrayer

Chief Illiniwek no longer officially represents the University of Illinois, but his supporters have chosen a new student to portray the Chief for several more years.


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