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  1. Champaign council to hear from prospective membersRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    The Champaign City Council will hear from the seven applicants for the open District 3 seat at tonight's meeting. It's the only item on the agenda.

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  2. A talent for learningRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    After 36 years of teaching at Parkland College, Bruce Henrikson still isn't sure if he's any good at it. "It's funny because we talk about teaching, and some people say, 'You must be really talented,' and I'm going, 'I'm still not convinced I'm talented at teaching,'" he said.

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  3. Intel workers like to have other job opportunities hereRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    Facing potential layoffs or transfers, dozens of Intel Corp. technology professionals are likely to have other job opportunities in Champaign County if they want them, a University of Illinois economic development official said. "It's a very talented workforce, and we are aware of that," said Laura Frerichs, director of the UI Research Park and director of economic development for the university's Urbana-Champaign campus.

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  4. Murder trial witness critically wounded in Urbana shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    The star witness in a murder trial that was scheduled to begin in Urbana today was critically wounded in a shooting Monday night in east Urbana. Assistant State's Attorney Lindsey Clark said she intends to ask Judge Tom Difanis later this morning for a continuance as police continue to investigate the shooting of Demetrius Lane, 19, of Urbana.

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  5. Champaign man sentenced to 17 years for strangling womanRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    A Champaign man on Monday was sentenced to 17 years in prison for the death of a Danville woman, who was strangled to death in Vermilion County and then dumped along a road in Champaign County five years ago. Judge Tom O'Shaughnessy sentenced George H. Chapman, 45, after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of 43-year-old Angelica M. Vasquez.

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  6. Former Illini basketball player due in court WednesdayRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    New 12:21 p.m. Monday: Champaign police said a fight over a cell phone led to the arrest of a former Illini basketball player over the weekend. Lieutenant Robert Rea said 25-year-old Joseph Bertrand and his girlfriend were arguing outside shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday in the 300 block of East John Street.

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  7. UI grad taking talents to Mexico as Fulbright scholarRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News-Gazette

    Just back last week from one overseas teaching adventure, Regina Hinders is about to add another stamp to her passport. In August, the Champaign woman will leave for a nine-month program in Mexico, where she'll serve as an English teaching assistant.

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  8. The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, June 26, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The News-Gazette

    Dick Van Dyke's sentimental visit to Danville's North Hazel Street got us wondering: Where did other big-time, one-time local residents call home here? We asked 10 of them. "The Birch suite in the Arbor Apartments on Gregory Street was my one-bedroom hangout for much of my few years in Champaign.

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  9. Tom Kacich: 'It's pure politics'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The News-Gazette

    There's a lot of healthy skepticism about a Farm Bureau and chamber of commerce initiative to have a powerful, elected county executive lead the Champaign County Board. "It's pure politics," Democratic county board member Astrid Berkson said at Thursday's party caucus meeting.

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  10. When is the right time for ballot issues?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The News-Gazette

    There's never an ideal time to ask taxpayers to foot the bill for $150 million-plus worth of school renovations. But those in the voter analysis business tend to think that any time is better than a high-turnout presidential election, like the one that's less than five months away.

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  11. History on display at courthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The News-Gazette

    Seven score and 15 years ago, the women of Lombard and other small towns west of Chicago sent their husbands, sons, boyfriends and brothers off to war with a large, hand-sewn American flag. The flag is believed to have been carried by the men of the 8th Illinois Cavalry Regiment from September 1861, when the unit was organized at St. Charles, to July 1865, when it finally returned home, having lost 75 men to wounds and 175 more to disease.

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  12. Area history, June 26, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The News-Gazette

    In 1916: A private in the Fourth Illinois infantry slashed his throat with a razor at Camp Dunne in Springfield, according to testimony given at an inquest today. It was the first such tragedy at the camp since the militia mobilized here.

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  13. Area update: PBL to get new scoreboards with advertisingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | The News-Gazette

    The PBL school board voted unanimously to authorize Superintendent Cliff McClure to proceed with the purchase of new basketball and baseball scoreboards, featuring advertising from area businesses that will help fund the cost. McClure said advertising commitments have already been made in order to pay $79,385 of the scoreboards' $83,952 cost.

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  14. Area history, June 25, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | The News-Gazette

    In 1916: With an eight-count indictment against him, Brady Miller of Champaign was tried today in county court for bootlegging. In 1966: More than 300 members of the Champaign High School classes of 1926 through 1930 attended a reunion Friday night at the Champaign Moose Lodge.

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  15. The generosity of a 7-year-oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | The News-Gazette

    As visitors take in the Wall that Heals at Lake of the Woods, they have the opportunity to drop a little money in the donation boxes at the perimeter of the site. Cailyn Michael, 7, handed her life savings - nestled in a coffee can covered in patriotic drawings - over to Patrick O'Neill of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

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  16. Statewide survey shows fewer clients getting social service helpRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 25 | The News-Gazette

    Most human service agencies in central Illinois have had to cut clients as their resources have dried up under the extended state budget impasse, a new survey has found. The survey was the fourth one done by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce after a year without a state budget, with more than half the nonprofit providers of safety-net and mental health services statewide responding they weren't able to meet the needs of the people they serve in the past year.

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  17. 'We were going to do a quiet closing, but I don't think that worked out'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | The News-Gazette

    OK, maybe not that dramatic, but Friday was the last day a well-known Rantoul restaurant was in business and operated by the same family. Business has been more than brisk as word got out that Doug and Matt Mayer were nearing the end of their tenure at Ott's Drive-In, started by Doug's father and Matt's grandfather, Othmer Mayer, in 1962.

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  18. Champaign man guilty of murder from last summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | The News-Gazette

    A Champaign County jury took just under four hours Friday to convict a young man of the first-degree murder last summer of another man in a northwest Champaign neighborhood racked with violence. Brandon Collier faces 45 years to life in prison for the shooting death of Terron Jackson, which a prosecutor said stemmed from a series of bad decisions.

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  19. Tom's #Mailbag, June 24, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | The News-Gazette

    Readers wanted to know about street signs, street sign misspellings, stop lights, road pavement and a county road that needs work. They also wanted to know about mysterious stones, a giant mysterious rock, mug shot sheets, doggie waste bags and whether there is any history of merger attempts in Champaign-Urbana.

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  20. Area history, June 24, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | The News-Gazette

    In 1916: 17 young women were combing the business district of Champaign today, selling miniature flags to raise funds for families of the Illinois National Guard soldiers who are moving off to a possible war with Mexico. Approximately 11,000 state Guardsmen were in camp today.

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