News and notes from around our area, courtesy contributor Nora Maberry-Daniels. Have something to report? Email her at noraemaberry@gmail.com.

Welcome to Year 6 of High School Confidential, an award-winning project made possible by aspiring student journalists from every corner of our circulation area

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News and notes from around our area, courtesy contributor Nora Maberry-Daniels. Have something to report? Email her at noraemaberry@gmail.com.

Beaver in Champaign! Plus electrical switchgear in an unusual location, noise levels in the State Farm Center, (fake) palm trees in CRCE, flashing yellow turn lights in Urbana, a 110-year-old stained glass piece in a Champaign bank, and another warm, wet year.

Passenger train stations around C-U, former businesses in the west Urbana neighborhood, a renamed car repair shop in Champaign, options for disposing of yard waste, free air for tires, the road between St. Joseph and Sidney and where to dine outdoors this (snow-challenged) winter.

Updates on Blue Waters supercomputer, Sweet Basil Cafe, Pipa's Pub and a former Hardee's in Champaign — plus much, much more.

News and notes from around our area, courtesy contributor Nora Maberry-Daniels. Have something to report? Email her at noraemaberry@gmail.com.

News and notes from around our area, courtesy contributor Nora Maberry-Daniels. Have something to report? Email her at noraemaberry@gmail.com.

News and notes from around our area, courtesy contributor Nora Maberry-Daniels. Have something to report? Email her at noraemaberry@gmail.com.

What’s the non-profit or cause that’s inspired you to give your time or money? Answering that question: Karen Pickard, Sybil Mervis, Bonnie Specchio, Joe Stovall, Jane Hays, Lisa Rector, Denise Martin, Stacy Swisher, Pat Monahan, Darcy Sementi, Stephen Nacco, Jen Shelby, Eric Robeson and Chip Jorstad.

Answers to questions about the new Rantoul sports complex, fewer Veo bikes around town, the slow recovery of MTD ridership and Chevy Chase Drive in Champaign — plus much, much more (i.e. C-U streets and stoplights).

News and notes from around our area, courtesy contributor Nora Maberry-Daniels. Have something to report? Email her at noraemaberry@gmail.com.

News and notes from around our area, courtesy contributor Nora Maberry-Daniels. Have something to report? Email her at noraemaberry@gmail.com.

News and notes from around our area, courtesy contributor Nora Maberry-Daniels. Have something to report? Email her at noraemaberry@gmail.com.

Questions about long waits at Memorial Stadium, an intersection of concern in Champaign County, video doorbells coming to a Champaign neighborhood and much, much more.

On Tuesdays, we’ll introduce the motivated kids who make up Year 6 of High School Confidential. Next up: Arcola’s Ariana Carmona.

Questions about what's being done about violence in Champaign-Urbana, a perpetual motion machine in Iroquois County, a tribute to police at West Side Park, Popeye's in Champaign, slow mail in Danville, a great entertainer from Urbana named Virginia Sale and products from the University of Illinois farms.

The goal is to enlarge the library, built in 2010, to 24,000 square feet, the size originally recommended by a consultant for a town of Mahomet’s size but voted down by referendum. The public later approved a subsequent referendum for a smaller library.

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