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  1. Tom Kacich: Hoaxer deputy learned his lessonRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    Some unsolicited political advice: If you're a candidate for sheriff, don't stage a bogus kidnapping and shooting - with you as the victim - a few weeks before election day. That's what happened 50 years ago this month in Douglas County, and it turned out spectacularly poorly for Robert D. Sumption, a sheriff's deputy who also was a Republican candidate for sheriff.

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  2. UPDATED: Illinois lawmakers pass $600 million for higher educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 22 | The News-Gazette

    The University of Illinois system appreciates and welcomes the bipartisan effort in Springfield to provide partial, stop-gap funding for the state's public universities, which have been forced to manage through the first 10 months of fiscal 2016 with no state appropriation. The action today recognizes the importance of public higher education in Illinois and the critical role that universities throughout the state play in the well-being and prosperity of our citizens.

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  3. Education protests expected at Illinois Capitol on WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 20 | The News-Gazette

    Hundreds of demonstrators are expected to converge on Springfield to point out the damage the lack of an Illinois budget is having on education in the state. Members of the Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Education will be at the state Capitol on Wednesday in an effort to pressure the Legislature and Gov. Bruce Rauner to reach a funding solution for higher education.

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  4. Appellate Court comes to DACCRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    While Danville Area Community College students think that Chuck Hantz is a top-notch political science instructor, they said his lecture on the judicial system earlier this week couldn't compete with the follow-up lesson. That lesson came courtesy of the Fourth District Appellate Court, which held oral arguments on two cases at the community college on Wednesday morning.

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  5. Top of the morning, April 6, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 6 | The News-Gazette

    He's 15, plays percussion and baseball at Centennial High and loves to study history. But Ben Hannauer is getting stopped in the hallways these days for his archery skills.

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  6. Appellate Court comes to DACCRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    While Danville Area Community College students think that Chuck Hantz is a top-notch political science instructor, they said his lecture on the judicial system earlier this week couldn't compete with the follow-up lesson. That lesson came courtesy of the Fourth District Appellate Court, which held oral arguments on two cases at the community college on Wednesday morning.

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  7. Killeen, Wilson say impasse in Springfield risks loss of facultyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    University of Illinois officials stressed Thursday at an appropriations hearing that the ongoing budget impasse in Springfield is causing "reputational damage" to the institution, including the potential loss of dozens of faculty members. UI President Timothy Killeen said that not only are faculty being lured elsewhere, but that high school counselors in some Chicago area schools are advising students not to attend public universities in Illinois.

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  8. LIVE: Killeen in SpringfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    University of Illinois President Tim Killeen is speaking with a state Senate committee on higher education in Springfield on Thursday, March 17, 2016. UI President Tim Killeen is in Springfield today to appear before a senate panel on higher education.

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  9. Appellate Court comes to DACCRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    While Danville Area Community College students think that Chuck Hantz is a top-notch political science instructor, they said his lecture on the judicial system earlier this week couldn't compete with the follow-up lesson. That lesson came courtesy of the Fourth District Appellate Court, which held oral arguments on two cases at the community college on Wednesday morning.

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  10. Jim Dey: Tuscola businessman rolled dice on taxes, got snake eyesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    So with a little more than a month to go before the April 15 filing deadline, they got another chance to do so this week at the federal court in Springfield, where a Tuscola businessman was sentenced to 30 months in prison for income-tax evasion. Shane Stewart, 49, pleaded guilty last August to filing false income-tax returns in 2008 and 2009.

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  11. Appellate Court comes to DACCRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    While Danville Area Community College students think that Chuck Hantz is a top-notch political science instructor, they said his lecture on the judicial system earlier this week couldn't compete with the follow-up lesson. That lesson came courtesy of the Fourth District Appellate Court, which held oral arguments on two cases at the community college on Wednesday morning.

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  12. Area update: Champaign considers rules for 'pedal pubs'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    The regulations for so-called "pedal pubs" in Champaign have been laid out and will be considered by the city council on Tuesday night. The proposed rules for the 20-foot, non-motorized vehicles powered by pedaling passengers are largely based on those in other cities, like Naperville, Bloomington, Ind., and Nashville, Tenn.

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  13. Tilton, Danville mayors at odds over businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    Those are the only two things Mayor Dave Phillips admits can lure him away from his tiny burg of Tilton to spend money in Danville, the "big" city north of his village. And to Phillips, "local" does not include Danville.

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  14. Area history, Feb. 28, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    In 1916: The preliminary plans for the new Odd Fellows' Temple on North Race Street in Urbana are out. Construction is to start within a month or six weeks.

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  15. Appellate Court comes to DACCRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    While Danville Area Community College students think that Chuck Hantz is a top-notch political science instructor, they said his lecture on the judicial system earlier this week couldn't compete with the follow-up lesson. That lesson came courtesy of the Fourth District Appellate Court, which held oral arguments on two cases at the community college on Wednesday morning.

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  16. Home stretch for State Farm CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    Following Sunday's home finale against Minnesota, the State Farm Center crew will get right to work preparing the building for the final phase of its $169.5 million renovation. The plan: to be ready in time for tipoff of the 2016-17 season, meaning no repeat of the start of 2015-16, when the Illini played four home games and an exhibition in Springfield.

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  17. Area update: University YWCA to honor womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    The University YWCA will honor the achievements and contributions of five exceptional women in the Champaign-Urbana area at a dinner and celebration set for 6:30 p.m. March 10 at the I Hotel and Conference Center. County Treasurer Tim Pankau reported that about $100,000 had been received for state's attorney, public defender and supervisor of assessment wages.

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  18. Cost for team travel: $228,643Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    As much as the Edison Middle School volleyball team likes competing on their home turf, away games can have their advantages. On any given game day, no matter whether the destination is across town or out of town, the team's travel vehicle is a total toss-up.

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  19. Rauner creates cabinet to deal with children's issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2016 | The News-Gazette

    Rauner signed an executive order on Thursday morning at a middle school in Riverton, outside Springfield, creating the Governor's Cabinet on Children and Youth. He says the cabinet will bring together all state entities that deal with children into a central unit.

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  20. Appellate Court comes to DACCRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2013 | The News-Gazette

    While Danville Area Community College students think that Chuck Hantz is a top-notch political science instructor, they said his lecture on the judicial system earlier this week couldn't compete with the follow-up lesson. That lesson came courtesy of the Fourth District Appellate Court, which held oral arguments on two cases at the community college on Wednesday morning.

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