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Urbana, Illinois is located in Champaign County. Zip codes in Urbana, IL include 61801, 61803, and 61802. The median home price in Urbana is $110,000 which is roughly $83/per square foot. More Urbana information.

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2 min ago | The News-Gazette

Tom's Mailbag Aug. 30, 2014

Switching it up a bit this week. The big topic is railroads, the industry that arrived in Champaign-Urbana in 1854, just 22 months after the first newspaper opened here.

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3 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Sewer work could hit park on campus

A portion of a park on the University of Illinois campus could be temporarily dug up for the construction of a force main for a planned upgrade of sanitary-sewer facilities in the area.

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10 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Learning some street smarts

Back-to-school time means area police have to haul out their own textbook for educating bicyclists who disregard the rules of the road: a pad of traffic tickets.

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10 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Expectations off target

Tim Murray, Certified NRA and Illinois State Police Conceal Carry instructor, and co-owner of High Caliber Training Center & Indoor Range in Urbana, stands on the firing line at the indoor range at the facility in Urbana on Tuesday Dec. 31, 2013.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois, poses in an exam room in Urbana, Ill., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

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Milling Journal

University of Illinois Analysis: Did We Miss The Boat on Corn Plant Population in 2014?

Urbana, IL-Though some growers may be wondering if they took full advantage of this year's high-yielding conditions, a University of Illinois crop scientist said data does not necessarily show that increasing plant population would have made for bigger yields this year.

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The News-Gazette

Early-morning arrest brings drug, weapons charges

The apparent victim of a February home invasion is in police custody following his arrest early Thursday for allegedly having a gun.

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Patch.com

Truck Driver Indicted in I-55 Crash That Killed Five People

Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow on Thursday announced that reckless homicide indictments have been returned against an Indiana truck driver accused of causing a crash on Interstate 55 near Elwood that killed five people.

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The News-Gazette

Cunningham journals donated to county historical archives

The recently discovered journals of early Champaign County pioneer and historian Joseph Oscar Cunningham have been donated to the Champaign County Historical Archives at the Urbana Free Library.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The News-Gazette

Carle gets OK to expand

Carle Foundation Hospital has the go-ahead from a state board to expand, over the objections of rival hospital Presence Covenant Medical Center.

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The News-Gazette

Man charged in home invasion

A Champaign man accused of taking part in a violent home invasion last fall has been arraigned on Class X felony charges.

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The News-Gazette

Arrest may resolve several burglaries of credit, debit cards

Area police believe the arrest of an Urbana woman Tuesday may help them close several residential burglary cases that have cost victims credit and debit cards and a whole lot of hassle.

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The News-Gazette

Urbana school district mulling taking part in enterprise zone to spur tax growth

The Urbana school district is considering participating for the first time in the city's enterprise zone program as a way to provide additional incentives for new development.

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The News-Gazette

On campus: More students, fewer cars

As a newcomer to Champaign, Mark Goldich of Chicago brought his car to the University of Illinois so he could take off whenever he felt like it.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The News-Gazette

Area history, Aug. 26, 2014

In 1914: Champaign police Officer Mitchell arrested three bicycle riders yesterday for riding on the sidewalks.

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The News-Gazette

Plea to gun charge brings 14-year prison term

An Urbana man with a history of violent crimes has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for having a loaded gun in Urbana almost two years ago.

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Cause of Urbana apartment fire to be undetermined

The cause of a fire that damaged an Urbana apartment last week will remain undetermined.

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The News-Gazette

Man sentenced to three years on gun charge

A convicted felon who admitted he possessed a loaded gun last winter has been sentenced to three years in prison.

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The News-Gazette

Property taxes due on Tuesday

Next Tuesday, Sept. 2, is the deadline to make the second installment of property tax payments in Champaign County, according to County Treasurer Dan Welch.

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The News-Gazette

Critics target chancellor

Critics of the university's decision to not hire Professor Steven Salaita have ramped up their efforts in recent days, seeking support for a no-confidence vote in the chancellor, soliciting donations for Salaita and adding names to the growing academic boycott.

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