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Champaign, Illinois is located in Champaign County. Zip codes in Champaign, IL include 61825, 61822, and 61826. The median home price in Champaign is $145,000 which is roughly $90/per square foot. More Champaign information.

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51 min ago | The Memphis Flyer

Life Itself

Life Itself , Steve James' documentary about film critic Roger Ebert, is worth seeing, but the stories it wants to tell aren't as revealing as the ones Ebert shares in his excellent 2011 memoir with the same title.

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5 hrs ago | Manhattan American

Manhattan Woman's Club Awards Scholarships

The GFWC-IL Manhattan Woman's Club recently awarded three graduating high school seniors scholarships at Lincoln-Way Central Awards Night.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The News-Gazette

Local energy initiative meeting goals

A local energy initiative has surpassed two of its goals, and officials are hoping for even better results going forward.

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The News-Gazette

UPDATED: Funeral director dies in parachute accident

A Champaign funeral home operator with an appetite for adventure and a larger-than-life personality died Tuesday during a parachute jump in Oklahoma, according to authorities in that state.

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The News-Gazette

Champaign teen to be tried as adult on gun charges

A Champaign County judge Wednesday decided that a Champaign teen arrested earlier this month for allegedly having a loaded gun in a city park should be prosecuted as an adult.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

Ex-1970s radical buys George Will's Champaign home

A house that conservative political commentator George Will sold to the University of Illinois has been bought by former 1970s radical James Kilgore and his wife.

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Sunherald.com

U of I trustees consider increasing arena budget

The agenda for the trustees' meeting includes the potential increase in the basketball arena's renovation budget from $165 million to $169.5 million.

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The News-Gazette

Area public works officials stymied in search for road salt

Area public works officials say they aren't sure yet where they'll get road salt for the winter, after suppliers this month said they aren't looking to sell to about one-third of Illinois communities that were looking to buy.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The News-Gazette

Cobb: 'We cannot arrest our way out of this problem'

The capture of Rakim Vineyard's killer alone won't solve the city's ongoing violence problem, Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb said.

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Science Daily

Radio frequency ID tags on honey bees reveal hive dynamics

Scientists attached radio-frequency identification tags to hundreds of individual honey bees and tracked them for several weeks.

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The News-Gazette

Bement man arrested after purse-snatching try

A 25-year-old Bement man was arrested at midday Monday for allegedly trying to rob a woman of her purse on the University of Illinois campus.

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The News-Gazette

Quinn moves to block PCB disposal

The Illinois EPA is asking DeWitt County officials for more information in order to block the disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls at a Clinton landfill.

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WAND-TV Decatur

Champaign shaken by two deadly shootings in less than a month

Champaign police continue to search for the man who shot and killed a 22-year-old in broad daylight Saturday, while the community wonders how this could happen again, within a month of another man being gunned down.

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The News-Gazette

Covenant CEO vows to fight Carle's bid to 'control' market

Presence Covenant Medical Center officials say they're objecting to more than just a bigger Carle Foundation Hospital in its 48-bed expansion plan.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The News-Gazette

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

From a Disney sing-along to an American Idol in C-U - Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead.

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Science Daily

Stem cells aid muscle repair, strengthening after resistance exercise

By injecting mesenchymal stem cells into mouse leg muscles prior to several bouts of eccentric exercise , researchers were able to increase the rate of repair and enhance the growth and strength of those muscles in the exercising mice.

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WAND-TV Decatur

Trail work to begin at Champaign park

The Champaign Park District has announced that the final steps to completing trail work of the northern end of Kaufman Lake will begin on Monday, July 21. The trail around the lake will be completely paved to better serve residents who use the area for walking, running, birding, fishing, and canoeing.

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RedOrbit

honey bee diet

Image Caption: Some beekeepers tend to feed sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup to their honey bees during times when nectar is lacking in the hive.

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The News-Gazette

Foertsch: 'You have to be caring'

Peter Foertsch, newly named interim principal of Barkstall Elementary School and self-described 'townie,' speaks about a life spent in Champaign and education at the school.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The News-Gazette

Police investigate reported sexual assault in Champaign

According to a police report, an 18-year-old woman told officers that somebody sexually assaulted her in the vicinity of West Side Park sometime between 11 p.m. Friday and 12:49 a.m. Saturday.

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