Bad news from Springfield, a horse statue in Urbana, a heist in Champaign, a new old grocery store in Mahomet, a debris-filled property in north Champaign, a peaker plant in Tilton, gasoline prices all around the state and lots of COVID-19 questions.

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“It is our intention that these furloughs will be short term, with a current expectation of all team members returning to work no later than June 1, 2020,” Chief Executive Officer Kenny Bilger said in a letter to Christie employees that clinic officials shared with The News-Gazette.

In her 15th year, the English-as-a-second-language educator at Champaign's Westview Elementary still loves giving her students new experiences that will last a lifetime.

New numbers from the Champaign County Clerk’s Office, mostly mail-in ballots that were postmarked by March 17 but had until the end of March to arrive, show Ramona Sullivan picked up another seven votes to bring her total to 9,674, while Ruth Wyman picked up 11 to bring her total to 9,435.

Checking in from the U.K. in Part 5 of our new UI alum-themed series: The Gies College of Business grad and award-winning novelist who is better known to her legion of fans as Rumer Haven. She told Editor Jeff D’Alessio what life’s like in locked-down London.

Bad news from Springfield, a horse statue in Urbana, a heist in Champaign, a new old grocery store in Mahomet, a debris-filled property in north Champaign, a peaker plant in Tilton, gasoline prices all around the state and lots of COVID-19 questions.