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I must have been a squirrel in a previous life. Definitely not a hoarder or a packrat, I prepare for winter each year like many of our furry little friends. I search for new and creative projects; I like to be productive. When I lived in my home near downtown Champaign’s sesquicentennial nei…

President Joe Biden is considering a range of potential investment options for the federal government covering everything from traditional infrastructure like roads and bridges to housing, school buildings and even environmentally friendly technology. And while his press secretary, Jen Psaki…

This month, four exciting artists — Danzel Thompson-Stout, Roxane D’Orleans Juste, Rachel Rizzuto and Jaylen De’Angelo Clay — will present works engaging ideas and social phenomena.

At last count, there were more than 3.8 million women across the U.S. with a history of breast cancer — some still battling the disease, others who’ve conquered it. Champaign’s Evangeline Clark falls into the latter category.

On March 1, someone — allegedly a man wearing a dark coat and a light hoodie with a bag slung over a shoulder, and seen “walking around the neighborhood overnight” — toured southwest Urbana slashing the tires on over 100 cars. Damages could exceed $100,000.

It’s too early to tell what the upstart league Overtime Elite means for Illini basketball, but it’s not a good development for a program that has broken through in recruiting the best teenage players.

Our current criminal justice system was not serving us, and it needed to be reformed, if not transformed. The Black and Brown community has been voicing their concerns, sending messages to our elected national, state and local leaders for many years.

As a veterinarian, I took an oath to “use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare.” In veterinary medicine, welfare and health go hand in hand. This is the basis of our standard of care for any companion, livestock or …

We were excited to be headed to Disneyland; few people we knew had been there. Dad gassed up the two-toned 1964 Dodge Dart at the corner Sinclair Station. The attendant filled the tank for 30 cents a gallon, checked the oil and tire pressure and washed the windows. Since it was Sunday, we al…

When it comes to Illinois’ fiscal system, the old adage “the more things change, the more they stay the same” rings hollow. It’d be far more fitting to recognize that in this state, the more things stay the same, the worse things get, at least from a fiscal standpoint.