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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 $112,900 which is roughly $83/per square foot. More Urbana information.

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3 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Champaign County Fair Talent Show

Ellie Kofoed, 10, sings "Concrete Angel" during the Junior Talent Show at the champaign County Fair in Urbana on Monday, July 21, 2014.

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7 hrs ago | She Knows

33 Fun things to bring to the beach with your kids

Amy Hatch began her career as a print journalist, and now works as a freelance writer and editor.

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14 hrs ago | PSFK

Musicians Craft Instruments from Outdated Computer Parts

Musical instruments are not only precious and fragile objects that require prolonged and professional upkeep, but they are also very expensive.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The News-Gazette

Disorder in the court: Contempt cases come in all shapes and sizes

We've all been there. Words blurted out in an emotional reaction that we instantly wish we could take back.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Examiner.com

'Life Itself' Movie Review

"The purpose of civilization and growth is to be able to reach out and empathize with other peoplea For me the movies are like a machine that generates empathy."

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The News-Gazette

2014 Champaign County Fair: Day 1

Nayeli Benitez, left, and Faith Smith, both 12 from Urbana, enjoy their ride on the Cliff Hanger at the opening day of the 2014 Champaign County Fair in Urbana on Friday, July 18, 2014.

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The News-Gazette

Tom's Mailbag July 18, 2014

Welcome back, Mailbag readers. All kinds of questions this week ranging from pizza to politics, and stoplights to same-sex divorce.

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Business Insurance

Amending Illinois Constitution a tough path for pension reform

If Illinois' new pension law is found unconstitutional, which looks more likely in light of a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision, one obvious remedy is to amend the constitution.

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The News-Gazette

Safety comes first on the Midway

The day before the Midway's hair-raising new ride debuted at the Champaign County Fair, the mighty Cliffhanger went round and round for a private audience of one: an inspector with the Illinois Department of Labor.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Patch.com

Here's your second opinion on the best hospitals in Illinois

Last month, we gave you the safest hospitals in Illinois as ranked by Consumer Reports.

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WAND-TV Decatur

Urbana to help displaced mobile home park residents

People who live in an Urbana mobile home park were told in April they had to leave their lots within a year.

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The News-Gazette

Potomac woman dies in crash in Iroquois County

Sarah A. Heffelfinger-Taylor, 29, of Potomac was pronounced dead at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup.

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The News-Gazette

Immigration boosts C-U, Midwest populations

Xuequing Chen tends to her first customers of the day, from left, Michael DeMartino, Joe Beerbauer and Chad Handley, at Peking Garden Restaurant in downtown Champaign on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The News-Gazette

Williamson has more money in fund than Ammons

Urbana Republican Kristin Williamson reports having more than $47,000 in her campaign fund - some $15,500 more than her Democratic opponent, Urbana City Council member Carol Ammons.

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The News-Gazette

Man who shouted at victim's parents released from jail

An Urbana man who yelled in a courthouse hallway after his father was sentenced to prison has been released from the Champaign County Jail.

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The News-Gazette

Dozens take part in 'Walk As One'

A sheriff's lieutenant, an Urbana mom, a principal, a school board member and an alderman walked down the street together Tuesday afternoon.

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The News-Gazette

If Urbana opts for Tasers, federal grant could pay most of cost

Although it doesn't mean officials necessarily will go ahead with the plan, the city would use nearly $15,000 in federal grant money to buy Tasers under a resolution for which city council members could cast their formal approval next week.

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The News-Gazette

How sweet it is

Whether you like it boiled, grilled or ripped right from the stalk and eaten fresh, now is the time to start loading up on local sweet corn from area roadside stands and farmers markets.

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The News-Gazette

Urbana to help residents of mobile home park

City officials have made $50,000 available to nine families in the Barnes Mobile Home Park who will be forced out after the city bought the land last year.

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The News-Gazette

Facilities panel OKs sheriff's plans

A contract for a sheriff's operations master plan - likely leading to a decision on what to do with the county's mismatched pair of adult correctional facilities - was approved 5-0 Tuesday by a Champaign County Board committee.

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