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  1. Tom's #Mailbag, Feb. 24, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The News-Gazette

    ... even about the wealth of the Kennedy family. My favorite is the one about a handsome apartment building in downtown Urbana, why it was built and how it got its name. But you might like the questions about fire alarms, vacant homes, the Illini Union, ...

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  2. Urbana felon who had gun sentenced to prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The News-Gazette

    An Urbana man who admitted he had a gun when he should not have has been sentenced to three years in prison. On Friday, Judge Roger Webber agreed to recommend Corrion Brown, 21, who listed an address in the 1000 block of Austin Drive, for drug treatment during his imprisonment.

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  3. Accused drunk driver fails to appearRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    Eric Brady, right, gets a hug from friend, Brian Carper, of Seymour, as supporters, including sister-in-law, Tracy Setzer, of Greenview, second from background right, look on outside the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The large gathering included friends and family who wore red tee-shirts for Brady's wife, LaDonna "Jeannie" Brady.

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  4. Judge: Nursing home question belongs on ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    ... nursing home to help it meet operating costs and the second to allow the county board to sell or dispose of the east Urbana institution. Mark Stein, the Chicago attorney who represented AFSCME employees Michael Wilmore and David Beck in the lawsuit ...

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  5. Illini Veterans helping comrades affected by Danville fatal fireRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    Brent Blackwell lifts two bags of clothing from a stack of items he helped collect that was being stored at Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education on Thursday on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana. Blackwell and the Illini Veterans were getting ready to hand over the clothing from the drive they organized for veterans who were displaced in a fatal fire in Danville a couple weeks ago.

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  6. Cunningham home's new $14 million school to open in fall '18Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    ... Home campus since 2001. The Gerber School serves the students who live at the home and is staffed and run by the Urbana school district. The Circle Academy is housed in a separate building and functions as an alternative school for students across ...

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  7. University of Illinois kicks off 150th birthday celebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | WQQL-FM Springfield

    The party will start next week with a Tuesday ceremony at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana. Musicians from the university's School of Music will perform, and Chancellor Robert Jones will cut a cake the university describes as "crowd-sized."

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  8. Admitted Urbana bank robber sentenced to 7 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News-Gazette

    An Urbana man who admitted robbing a bank to get money for drugs was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison. Over the objection of the prosecutor, Champaign County Judge Roger Webber agreed to recommend Jeremy Larson, 30, who listed an address in the 400 block of East High Street, for the Department of Corrections' boot camp program.

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  9. Champaign man struck by car listed in good conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News-Gazette

    A Champaign man was injured when he was hit by a car as he crossed University Avenue near Carle Hospital late Wednesday morning. Urbana police Lt.

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  10. Corn market facing unknown variables in new crop yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Delta Farm Press

    ... more difficult. With balance sheet projections for the upcoming crop year being prepared, University of Illinois-Urbana agricultural economist Todd Hubbs warns of lower corn production leading to decreased ending stocks in 2017/18. The magnitude of ...

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  11. Residents like what they see at MCORE open houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News-Gazette

    ... and a less-cluttered Campustown. The first project is focused on Green Street from Wright Street to Busey Avenue in Urbana; the second encompasses Green from Neil Street to Fourth Street in Champaign; and the third will affect White Street from ...

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  12. Chicago parolee charged with sandwich shop holdupRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The News-Gazette

    A Chicago man on parole for aggravated robbery in two northern Illinois counties has been charged with the holdup of an Urbana business Tuesday night. Urbana police Lt.

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  13. Missing checks traced to ex-sheriff's office employeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The News-Gazette

    A former employee of the Champaign County Sheriff's office who allegedly stole or mishandled department money is due back in court April 18 on felony charges. Julie A. Martin, 48, of the 1900 block of East Washington Street, Urbana, formerly of Mansfield, was initially charged in November with theft of government property and misapplication of funds, Class 2 and 3 felonies respectively.

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  14. Urbana officials announce closure on Lincoln AvenueRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Urbana Public Works Department has announced the closure of a portion of Lincoln Avenue due to a construction project, beginning March 6. Officials say Lincoln Avenue will be closed from Oaks Road to Olympian Drive for the duration of the project. Northbound traffic will be detoured from Oaks Road to Willow Road, and from Willow Road to Ford Harris Road.

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  15. MTD bus strikes UI student in crosswalkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The News-Gazette

    ... said Joshua Reed, 22, of Champaign was walking west in the crosswalk on First Street at 1:30 a.m. when a Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus turning south onto First struck him. Geis said the bus driver, Carl Williford, 59, told police he did ...

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  16. Lorraine LoughryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    a Lorraine Y. Loughry, 93, of Bradley, passed away Sunday (Feb. 19, 2017) at Amber Glen Memory Care in Urbana. She had worked for Amberg File in Kankakee. Lorraine attended Central Christian Church and was a volunteer at The Shepherd's Attic and The ...

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  17. Tom Kacich: Bill looks to memorialize victims of '79 gunfightRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The News-Gazette

    ... is projected by Rauner's budget office at 53,110. Mayor Laurel Prussing has been endorsed for re-election by Urbana City Council member Aaron Ammons, whom she appointed to the council two years ago to replace his wife, state Rep. Carol Ammons. ...

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  18. Urbana superintendent may rethink admin's demotionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The News-Gazette

    There will likely not be a school board vote on the proposed demotion of Dr. Jennifer Ivory-Tatum from Urbana's deputy superintendent to an elementary school principal, according to Superintendent Don Owen. After facing a standing-room-only crowd of Ivory-Tatum supporters - a gathering so large the meeting had to be moved to the city council chambers and the fire department was called to regulate capacity - and hearing more than 20 people speak against the demotion during public comment, Owen alluded that he may be reconsidering the decision and said he and Ivory-Tatum are "committed to working together."

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  19. DUI suspect probably won't be in court, but victim's family will beRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The News-Gazette

    ... wrong way on Interstate 74 and collided head-on with Mrs. Brady, who was on her way home to Mahomet from her job in Urbana. Nine days later, state police asked for the public's help in finding Tomas after it was determined that he was the one ...

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  20. Area history, Feb. 22, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The News-Gazette

    ... Henry said. In 2002, an unusually mild winter had the Champaign County Highway Department's salt dome in east Urbana full to the brim with 4,400 tons of road salt - just 600 tons short of capacity. "You usually have at least one big snow each ...

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