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  1. UI frat's old house making way for new house, apartment towerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 10 | The News-Gazette

    Demolition is underway on the former Alpha Delta Phi fraternity near Fourth and John streets in Campustown, where a new fraternity house and 14-story apartment tower are planned. The lot at 310 E. John St., C, has been divided in two, with the north half sold by the fraternity for $7.52 million to Opus Development of Chicago for new student apartments.

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  2. The Big 150 with Jeff D'Alessio, Dec. 31, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 31 | The News-Gazette

    With just a few hours left in the UI's 150th birthday year, we're putting a different twist on this week's Big 10. Presenting 150 things we learned over the past year about Alma Mater's school ... No, Dontae Skywalker is not a character in the new "Star Wars" movie. But in his last job, the 2004 UI grad was every bit as popular.

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  3. Champaign County Board races draw a crowdRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    Democrats in central Champaign will have at least a three-way race next spring in County Board District 6, based on candidate filing Monday morning. Twelve candidates filed petitions at the Champaign County clerk's office before 8:30 a.m. Monday - the first day of the petition filing period - and three of them were for the county board seat generally bounded by Prospect Avenue on the east, Bloomington Road on the north, Kirby Avenue on the south and Country Fair Drive and Duncan Road on the west.

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  4. Danville may help food distributor with planned expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    Vermilion Valley Produce, a food-distribution company, is planning $375,000 of growth at its current downtown Danville location - 310 South St. The project would add 3,560 square feet to its 10,000-square-foot building and five full-time jobs - three for low- to moderate-income workers - over the course of a year. According to correspondence from company officials, the company has added a "significant new client base," primarily in Indiana, and wants to keep the Danville operation in its present location with community support.

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  5. Year in prison for man accused of pointing gun in CampustownRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    A Chicago man who admitted he had a gun that witnesses said he pointed at others in Campustown in August was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison. Andre C. Johnson, 23, pleaded guilty before Judge Heidi Ladd to aggravated unlawful use of weapons, admitting that on Aug. 10, he had a handgun at a time when he wasn't in his home or business and that he wasn't licensed to carry it.

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  6. UPDATED: UI, Rauner unveil plan for $1.2 billion research institute in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    With visions of Chicago as the next Silicon Valley, Gov. Bruce Rauner and a parade of academic and business leaders today laid out their vision for a futuristic, $1.2 billion research institute in Chicago led by the University of Illinois. The initiative will bring together industry partners, venture capitalists, top faculty and students from the UI and partner universities to work on cutting-edge research in computer science, health care, and food and agriculture.

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  7. Details for proposed UI-led innovation center still being developedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    In a few years, budding student entrepreneurs at the University of Illinois may be doing part of their academic training at a new public-private research institute in Chicago designed to promote economic development. The UI and Gov. Bruce Rauner are proposing an innovation center for Chicago's South Loop that would give the UI's flagship campus a bigger presence in Chicago, though its funding and other details are still being developed.

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  8. Governor, UI to launch public-private research institute in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    A public-private education and research institute that would give the University of Illinois' flagship campus a bigger presence in Chicago is being proposed by the UI and Gov. Bruce Rauner, though its funding and other details are still being developed. Dubbed the Discovery Partners Institute, the UI-led initiative would allow top faculty and students from several universities to work side-by-side with industry to produce innovations and spinoff companies that would enrich the state's economy and keep talent in Illinois, according to the UI.

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  9. Tom Kacich: Urbana's Harold raising sizable amounts in home countyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    There's a distinct Champaign County flavor to Erika Harold's first campaign disclosure report as a Republican candidate for attorney general. And of that sum, more than 40 percent came from Champaign County, including $5,000 from Leslie Liautaud, $5,600 from Jon Stewart of Austin, Texas, formerly of Champaign; $2,500 from Attorney's Title Guaranty Fund in Champaign; $2,000 from Champaign attorney Dave Sholem; and a host of $1,000, $400 and $250 contributions.

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  10. This day in history, Oct. 18, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    On Oct. 18, 1767, the Mason-Dixon line, the boundary between colonial Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware, was set as astronomers Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon completed their survey. In 1685, King Louis XIV signed the Edict of Fontainebleau, revoking the Edict of Nantes that had established legal toleration of France's Protestant population, the Huguenots.

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  11. UI fundraising campaign kicking off with spectacleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    A Ferris wheel, two dogs and an astronaut aren't the usual headliners for a launch of a billion-dollar-plus fundraising campaign at the University of Illinois. Past drives have kicked off with VIP affairs for the UI's biggest donors - as with the 2007 Brilliant Futures campaign launch at Chicago' Navy Pier.

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  12. 2017-18 High School Confidential: Week 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    Welcome to Year 2 of High School Confidential, a project involving 34 area high school students who will write weekly for The News-Gazette and news-gazette.com. We'll introduce each of the budding journalists throughout the school year.

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  13. Fortune may be all in the cards for sports-memoribilia appraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    A few years ago, after he decided to turn his hobby of appraising vintage sports memorabilia into his full-time job, Michael Osacky took a look at a 1915 Cracker Jack complete baseball card set for someone. "It was worth somewhere around $75,000 to $80,000," Osacky said.

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  14. Who's thirsty? Champaign council considering tweaks to liquor codeRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    If city council members give the thumbs up to a series of proposed tweaks to the city's liquor code, that could soon be a reality - at certain stores, anyway. Other possible changes that will be discussed starting tonight would loosen the restrictions of where one can take drinks outdoors at some downtown events and allow for farmer's markets to sell packaged beer and wine.

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  15. YMCA set to roll out 'Welcoming Week' for Champaign County newbiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    A "Welcoming Week" for immigrants, international students and Champaign County newcomers will take place next month, part of a national YMCA initiative. The University YMCA's New American Welcome Center is coordinating local efforts, with 40 events scheduled in and around the week of Sept.

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  16. Area history, Aug. 16, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    In 1917, The Champaign Daily News printed the following notice on its front page: "Are you aware of the fact that four-fifths of your Chicago Sunday paper is printed and shipped to Champaign on the Friday before the Sunday you are permitted to read it and that the remaining one-fifth is printed hours and hours before the Champaign Sunday News will be printed, expressed to Champaign and then "stuffed" together here? The Champaign Sunday News will be printed entirely, not earlier than 3:30 o'clock every Sunday morning." In 1967, the Turk's Head Ale House building at 528 E. Green St., Champaign, was condemned by Champaign building inspector Larry Kirby.

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  17. This day in history, Aug. 15, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    In 1057, Macbeth, King of Scots, was killed in battle by Malcolm, the eldest son of King Duncan, whom Macbeth had slain. In 1812, the Battle of Fort Dearborn took place as Potawatomi warriors attacked a U.S. military garrison of about 100 people.

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  18. Police nab alleged gun-toter near Champaign libraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    Champaign police arrested a man late Thursday morning, minutes after he allegedly pointed a gun at a person in the Campustown area. Lt. Bruce Ramseyer said at 10:59 a.m., police received a report of two men at First Street and Springfield Avenue, one of whom was allegedly pointing a handgun at another man.

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  19. FBI joins search for missing UI scholarRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    In this surveillance video provided by UI police, Yingying Zhang is seen entering a black Saturn Astra - about the 40-second mark - on the east side of Goodwin Avenue in Urbana. The final shot of the video, starting at about the 1:10 mark, is a reference for the vehicle and shows it traveling north on Wright Street in front of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building.

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  20. Eminent domain on tableRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    The Champaign City Council will vote Tuesday - and again in the future - about using eminent domain lawsuits and "quick-take" to finish acquiring some properties in the Bristol Place neighborhood before it's redeveloped. The vote this week addresses two Bristol properties that are owned by the Housing Authority of Champaign County.

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