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  1. Mumps outbreak centered at U of IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

    CHAMPAIGN – More than two-thirds of the state's 73 known cases of mumps are in Champaign County, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The number of cases in the Champaign area currently is at 50 and could continue to climb, state and local health officials said.

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  2. DNA hit brings arrest for robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    A Champaign man's DNA left behind at an Urbana drug store late last year has led to his arrest for robbery. Urbana police investigator Dave Smysor said he learned recently from the Illinois State Crime Lab that blood left at Walgreen's, 302 E. University Ave., U, was found to contain DNA that matched that of Levester Pettigrew, 56, who listed an address in the 1600 block of King's Way.

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  3. Man charged with lying to policeRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    A Champaign man who wanted police to take his report seriously has been charged with a felony for lying about what actually happened to him. Lee Duncan, 27, who listed an address in the 1300 block of Alms Drive, was arraigned Tuesday on a single charge of filing a false report.

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  4. Man arrested near shooting charged with drug offensesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    A Rantoul man arrested near the scene of a downtown Champaign shooting over the weekend has been charged with drug-related offenses. A Champaign police report said officers were called to the lot west of The High Dive, 51 Main St., C, about 2 a.m. Saturday after receiving reports of several shots being fired.

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  5. Police arrest man sleeping in drive-thru on drug, DUI chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    A Champaign man who told police he was selling drugs to help pay for child care has been charged with two felony offenses. A Champaign police report said an officer was sent to the McDonald's at 906 Bloomington Road, C, about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday to check on a person asleep in his vehicle.

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  6. Impressive musical line-up set for 30th annual Farm AidRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2013 | The Mississippi Press

    ... rally our supporters for the work ahead." The first Farm Aid was held September 22nd, 1985 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. It has been held nearly every year since, raising $48 million for family farmers. Over the past 30 years, everyone ...

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  7. Illinois leaders discuss concerns over Amtrak fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | KWQC-TV Davenport

    Amtrak is important to communities across Illinois, especially in Moline, Galesburg and Macomb and Champaign. That was the message Tuesday during a meeting of The Midwest High Speed Rail Association.

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  8. Farm Aid to mark 30th anniversary with concert in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | York Dispatch

    ... had and rally our supporters for the work ahead." The first Farm Aid concert was in 1985 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. Since then, it has raised $48 million for programs that support farmers. The organization plans meetings with family farmers ...

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  9. Friends out to help couple after Champaign house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    Friends of a Champaign couple whose rental home was heavily damaged by fire last week have established an online fundraiser to help them. Wayne and Angela Martin of 1603 Sheffield Road were sleeping in their home about 4 a.m. on July 23 when a smoke detector alerted them to a fire that had started in their garage.

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  10. Police arrest man sleeping in drive-through on drug, DUI chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    A Champaign man who told police he was selling drugs to help pay for child care has been charged with two felony offenses. A Champaign police report said an officer was sent to the McDonald's at 906 Bloomington Road, C, about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday to check on a person asleep in his vehicle.

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  11. Mumps outbreak centered at University of Illinois in Champaign CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

    More than two-thirds of the state's 73 known cases of mumps are in Champaign County, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The number of cases in the Champaign area currently is at 50 and could continue to climb, state and local health officials said.

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  12. "Waiting" in the Neoliberal University: The Salaita Case...Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Savage Minds

    This essay by anthropologists Martin Manalansan and Ellen Moodie at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides an updated account of the fall-out from their institution's un-hiring of Steven Salaita for his tweets critical of the state of Israel during its 2014 war on Gaza. It argues for a broader campaign against the revanchist state and neoliberalization of the university.

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  13. Champaign Early Childhood Center receives awardRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

    A statewide quality rating and improvement system for early childhood learning providers has presented an "Award of Excellence" for a Champaign-area center. Officials say the Champaign Early Childhood Center received an Award of Excellence for Inclusion of Children with Special Needs from ExceleRate Illinois.

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  14. Updated: Shelden makes bid officialRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    Former Champaign County Clerk Mark Shelden said today that he plans to run for the Republican nomination for county recorder of deeds. Shelden is the second Republican to formally announce for the position.

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  15. Farm Aid 30th anniversary show to feature new starsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    ... our supporters for the work ahead." Farm Aid's inaugural show took place Sept. 22, 1985 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois, and since then it's raised $48 million for family farmers. Past performers include Phish, Elton John, Guns N' Roses ...

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  16. University of Illinois launching rebranding initiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

    Champaign/Urbana- The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign has invested $550,000 in a public relations firm to brand the University. Even though Hunter doesn't agree with paying Edelman a little more than half a million dollars, she does think hiring a firm is necessary.

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  17. Shelden makes bid officialRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    Former Champaign County Clerk Mark Shelden said today that he plans to run for the Republican nomination for county recorder of deeds. Shelden is the second Republican to formally announce for the position.

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  18. Fast food brands discover restaurant design can affect customer behavior.Read the original story

    15 hrs ago | QSR Magazine

    ... was published by lab director Dr. Brian Wansink in 2012. Wansink details how his team gave a Hardee's location in Champaign, Illinois, a casual-dining makeover in one sealed-off room to compare guest experiences. He says part of the restaurant was ...

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  19. John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Neil Young + More Set to Appear at Farm Aid 2015 in ChicagoRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | WWWM-FM Toledo

    Thirty years ago, in Champaign, Ill., John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Neil Young organized a benefit show to help raise money for American farmers called Farm Aid. As you already know, the concert only grew in size and impact over the course of three decades.

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  20. Chicago lands Farm AidRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    John Cougar Mellencamp performs both on stage and on one of two large screen television screens set up at the University of Illinois Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois on Sept. 22, 1985 during the Farm Aid concert.

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