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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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1 hr ago | Seeing the Forest

Anti-Union States Get Lower Tax Revenue, Spend More On Assistance

A study from Labor and Employment Relations professor Robert Bruno of the University of Illinois-Urbana and policy director of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute Frank Manzo IV showed that states with anti-union "right-to-work" laws have lower tax revenue, and have to spend more on government assistance to the poor as a result. The study, titled, "Free-Rider States," found that legislation supporting workers' right to organize increases wages and reduces income inequality.

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5 hrs ago | She Knows

6 Reasons I won't buckle when my kids beg for a pet

Amy Hatch began her career as a print journalist, and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She lives in Urbana, Ill.

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13 hrs ago | She Knows

I want my kids to lead digital lives

Amy Hatch began her career as a print journalist, and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She lives in Urbana, Ill.

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18 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Top of the Morning: From the archives

UI Facilities and Services carpenters Dave Palmisano, left, and Bryant Harvey install actual bronze tablet containing the 240 names of the 2009 Bronze Tablet students at the UI in the north/south hallway of the University of Illinois Main Library in Urbana on Monday Jan. 11, 2010. The Bronze Tablet is awarded to UI students who show sustained excellence in scholarship during their junior and senior years.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Lantern

Letter to the editor: Ohio State should take note of Illinois professor's firing

Professor Steven Salaita talks with a member of the press on Sept. 9 in Urbana, Ill.

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The News-Gazette

Deadly crash involving Urbana family puts safety push into question

In this Monday, July 21, 2014 photo, vehicles involved in an accident that killed four people are seen on Interstate 55 near Channahon, Ill., southwest of Chicago. On Tuesday, July 22, semi-truck driver Francisco Espinal Quiroz, 51, of Leesburg, Ind., who was involved in the crash, was charged with failure to reduce speed to prevent an accident and willfully making false entries in his logbook.

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The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Sept. 14, 2014

Continuing last week's theme, we asked frequent fliers from the University of Illinois: Where's the most interesting place your research has taken you? "I can name three places: Shanghai in 2005, Bangkok in 2006 and Washington, D.C., in 2010. My trips to Shanghai and Bangkok were to speak at the World Toilet Organization about my research on gender and family issues in the design of public restrooms.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Brain.oxfordjournals.org

Lesion mapping of social problem solving

Correspondence to: Aron K. Barbey, Decision Neuroscience Laboratory, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA E-mail: Accumulating neuroscience evidence indicates that human intelligence is supported by a distributed network of frontal and parietal regions that enable complex, goal-directed behaviour. However, the contributions of this network to social aspects of intellectual function remain to be well characterized.

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The News-Gazette

Area history, Sept. 13, 2014

In 1914: The county convention of the Progressive Party met this morning in the supervisors' room at the Champaign County Courthouse. Delegates were elected to the state convention, which will meet next Friday at the University of Illinois Armory.

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2015 county budget work underway

Champaign County Board members are beginning final preparations toward the development of a budget for fiscal year 2015, which begins Jan. 1. Democratic members of the board will hold a special caucus for members and the public at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Brookens Administrative Center, 1776 E. Washington St., Urbana. The primary topic will be the county budget.

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Experts: Salaita may have a case

A retired Champaign County judge and a veteran attorney believe Steven Salaita may have a colorable claim when it comes to damages for not being hired by the University of Illinois. But both are doubtful that he could prevail in getting his teaching job at the UI on the basis that his First Amendment rights were violated when he wasn't hired due to his obscene pro-Palestinian tweets.

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Agency: Halt official's benefits

In the opinion of the Illinois Department of Insurance, Danville Public Safety Director Larry Thomason should not be collecting both a pension as a retired police officer and an annual salary as safety director for the city. In February, the state agency sent a letter to the Danville Police Pension Fund board, at the board's request, stating that, in the department's opinion, Thomason had re-entered active service.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The News-Gazette

Man pleads in iPad robbery that was caught on UI cameras

A Glenwood man who pleaded guilty to robbing a man three years ago of his iPad on the University of Illinois campus has been sentenced to four years of probation. Keith Payton, 22, will also have to spend 45 days in the county jail beginning Dec. 22 and perform 200 hours of public service.

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Second person arrested in string of burglaries, credit card thefts

An Urbana man wanted in connection with a string of burglaries in Champaign and Urbana, in which credit cards were stolen and later used, has been arrested. Urbana police investigator Matt Rivers said officers found Michael T. Anderson, 28, who listed addresses in the 2200 block of Fletcher Street and the 1000 block of East Kerr Avenue, on Sept.

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IYB sneak peek: 2nd Cracked truck rolling into C-U

Co-owner Daniel Krause, left, and Sean Baird with their new Cracked truck, the company's second, in its new warehouse/kitchen in Champaign Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The News-Gazette

Man must repay $4,430 to recycling company for theft

A man from Fithian who admitted stealing copper from a recycling business has been ordered to repay the business $4,430. Sean Schnepper, 25, who also listed an address in the 2800 block of Concord in Urbana, pleaded guilty earlier this week before Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis to theft.

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Trustees vote to reject Salaita

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees voted 8-1 this morning to not offer a faculty position to controversial professor Steven Salaita after an him. University of Illinois board of Trustees chairman Chris Kennedy Jr., left, and UI president Robert Easter listen to discussion during a Board of Trustees meeting at the Illini Union in Urbana, Ill., on Thursday, Sept.

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Couple ordered to repay money stolen from fraternal lodge

An Urbana woman who admitted stealing cash from a fraternal lodge where she was working as a bartender has been sentenced to 30 months of probation. Casey Naylor, 24, whose last known address was in the 1600 block of East Olympian Road, pleaded guilty Thursday before Judge Tom Difanis to a single count of theft over $500.

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Proposed UI financial aid policy changes to receive scrutiny

Students who turn down an offer of admission from the University of Illinois increasingly cite money as the primary reason, with four years of tuition alone totaling almost $50,000. To address that concern, the Board of Trustees today will review proposed changes to the UI's financial aid policy that will give the three campuses more flexibility to provide help to undergraduates.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The News-Gazette

Grant to help pay for major local street overhaul

Expect a lot of street construction in Campustown and the central core of Champaign-Urbana for the next five or six years. That's after the federal Transportation Department awarded a $15.7 million TIGER grant to the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District to rebuild five major traffic corridors in the center of C-U and the University of Illinois.

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