This week’s stop in our series on local businesses with stories to tell: Urbana’s Mack’s Twin City Recycling, one of the area’s oldest family-owned and -operated outfits.
A new report from Advance Illinois is calling for increased state investment in public education, particularly in early-childhood and higher education.
Documents released by the district this week revealed that the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district reduced the scope of excavation work this summer to 0.99 acres — just under the 1-acre threshold at which a permit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is required.
Before the parade began, about 20 local police officers gathered by the 30 protesters, who agreed not to enter the parade route. The officers also agreed to keep their distance, mostly sticking to the opposite side of the street.
Fall color is beginning to paint canopies around central Illinois, making the next few weeks prime time for taking in the beauty.
Dr. Jared Rogers, president of OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center said the proposed closure of two blocks of Logan Avenue would significantly impact access to the hospital and create 'a critical delay' for patients seeking care, particularly emergency care.
According to a release from fire department spokesman Randy Smith, crews were called at 12:23 a.m. to a house in the 1600 block of Henry Street after a neighbor noticed smoke coming from it.
The seven-story Marriott Aloft is slated to open by the end of 2020 on the corner of Hill and Neil streets with 132 rooms, a bar on the first floor, and 'a robot that will come and deliver your food and beverage for room service.'
State's Attorney Julia Rietz charged the teen with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, a Class X felony. He faces between six and 30 years in prison if convicted.
The downtown sections of Urbana and Champaign get some Mailbag love this week, particularly two hotels — one almost 100 years old and another about to begin construction.
Her Jeep vaulted off the under-construction Bradley Avenue bridge Sept. 3 into a concrete barrier on Interstate 57 in west Champaign.
Fire department spokesman Randy Smith said the flames were contained to the kitchen and were controlled and extinguished by the apartment's sprinkler system.
In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Tim Mitchell gets the details on the Protecting Places of Worship Forum, a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service, Sinai Temple, the cities of Champaign and Urbana and the University of Illinois, set for 1 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Sinai.
Gun-violence victims, chiefs of police, mayors and community leaders told stories of grief and pain to the 19 young men who form the sixth class of the CU Fresh Start call-in program on gun violence.
The entire Bulldogs outfit consists of junior twins Zach and Luke Rogers, with dad Kraig as coach. Their efforts will have Zach representing the 100-student Piatt County school today and Saturday in the Class 1A boys' tournament at Bloomington's Prairie Vista Golf Course.
In 2017, the Illinois Student Government organized protests against a Chief portrayer who walked in the parade with the Honor the Chief Society. Honor the Chief has an entry in this year's event, thought it's unclear if a portrayer will make an appearance.
Not only are oral opioids an ineffective pain reliever for dogs, some prescribed for pets are likely helping fuel the human opioid epidemic, they say, advising vets to rethink prescribing them.
In conjunction with University of Illinois homecoming weekend, Hua Nian of Urbana, whose son is a member of the Marching Illini is showing her artwork about the band this week at the Harding Band Building.
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A Vermilion County jury deliberated for about two hours Thursday before finding Shelley A. Murphy, 50, guilty of first-degree murder in the July 25, 2018, death of Daye Lynn Murphy, 61, of rural Danville.
UI athletic spokesman Kent Brown said the flyover is scheduled at the end of the national anthem for Saturday’s 11 a.m. game against Wisconsin.
CHAMPAIGN — The Housing Authority of Champaign County has been awarded a $72,000 federal grant to help people participating in the agency’s Housing Choice Voucher program become more self-sufficient.