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  1. United adds Willard to O'Hare serviceRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    United Airlines today confirmed an earlier News-Gazette story that it plans to begin service between Champaign-Urbana and Chicago O'Hare International Airport, starting June 8. United will join American Airlines at Willard Airport , both providing air service to and from the greater Champaign-Urbana area and Chicago. Gene Cossey, executive director of Willard Airport, noted that increased air service is a testament to the community's support of Willard and the airport's continued commitment to serve the region.

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  2. Coroner: Champaign fire victim ID'dRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    An early morning, two-alarm fire heavily damaged a house at 908 W Clark Street in Champaign on Friday Feb. 24, 2017. Flames were visible through the roof when firefighters arrived shortly after 5 a.m. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup early Monday identified the woman who died in a house fire in Champaign as 93-year-old Rachel Dyal.

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  3. It's birthday party time at the University of IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    Paul Bell, far left, and Matt Redshaw, both laborers with UI Facilities & Services, prepare to hang more banners along Main Street, near Mathews Avenue, to celebrate the University of Illinois' sesquicentennial in Urbana on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. In their third week of installing of 500 banners, the workers, including Andrew Moore, F&S operating engineer, continued to hang the banners across Campustown.

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  4. Recent convenience store holdups investigatedRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    Police in Urbana and Champaign are investigating recent armed robberies at two convenience stores, one of which involved tying up a clerk. An Urbana police report said that at about 3 a.m. Saturday, a man entered the Circle K, 507 W. University Ave., U, with his face covered with a mask.

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  5. Addressing the issues: Urbana Democratic mayoral candidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News-Gazette

    As Urbana awaits a state Supreme Court decision on whether the nonprofit Carle Foundation Hospital has to pay property taxes, the 2017 Democratic mayoral candidates have been asked throughout the run-up to Tuesday's primary what the city's future relationship with its largest employer should be. The court arguments were held in January.

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  6. So what is it, Urbana?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News-Gazette

    But come Tuesday, amid a feverish three-way race for mayor, Democrats say they'll be happy with a turnout approaching 5,000. That's how many voted 12 years ago in a similar three-way Democratic primary in which Laurel Prussing unseated Mayor Tod Satterthwaite.

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  7. Coroner: Fire victim was a femaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The News-Gazette

    Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Saturday it may be early next week before he has a positive identification of a body removed from a fire-damaged house at 908 W. Clark St., C. "I assume it was an adult from what I can tell, but I am not 100 percent sure at this point," Northrup said. Fire crews from Champaign, assisted by Urbana firefighters, had the blaze out at 6:57 a.m. Champaign firefighters had asked for more help about 5:40 a.m. "Right now we are in the process of trying to obtain dental and medical records we can use to help identify the victim," Northrup said.

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

    Friday Feb 24 | The News-Gazette

    There's no theme to the questions in this week's mailbag. Your questions were from all directions - politics, history, abandoned homes, street signs, recycling, businesses, even about the wealth of the Kennedy family.

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

    Friday Feb 24 | 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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  10. Accused drunk driver fails to appearRead the original story

    Friday Feb 24 | 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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  11. Judge: Nursing home question belongs on ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | The News-Gazette

    A public policy question about the sale or disposal of the Champaign County Nursing Home will appear on the April 4 ballot, Circuit Judge Michael Jones ruled Friday morning. Jones dismissed a lawsuit filed by members of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees that said that the ballot question was not validly adopted by the county board at its Jan. 10 meeting because the board did not follow Robert's Rules of Order.

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

    Friday Feb 24 | 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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  13. Cunningham home's new $14 million school to open in fall '18Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | The News-Gazette

    The Cunningham Children's Home will open the doors to a new $14 million school in the fall of 2018. The Education and Recreation Center will replace the Gerber School and Circle Academy, both special-education programs located on the 32-acre campus off of North Cunningham Avenue.

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

    Thursday Feb 23 | 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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  15. Champaign man struck by car listed in good conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | 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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  16. Residents like what they see at MCORE open houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | The News-Gazette

    Residents got a sneak peek Wednesday at how $44 million in renovations will affect them during and after construction of the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement project, much of which is scheduled to be completed by late fall 2018. With work set to start next month on three of the five projects , officials held a four-hour open house to answer questions, share designs and hear from residents, who responded positively, especially at the thought of safer cycling routes and a less-cluttered Campustown.

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

    Wednesday Feb 22 | 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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  18. Missing checks traced to ex-sheriff's office employeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | 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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  19. MTD bus strikes UI student in crosswalkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | The News-Gazette

    A University of Illinois student was hurt when he was struck by a bus in a crosswalk on campus early Wednesday. UI police Lt.

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

    Wednesday Feb 22 | The News-Gazette

    State Rep. Tom Bennett, R-Gibson City, has introduced legislation to memorialize an Interstate 57 overpass south of Paxton that was near the scene of a bloody Saturday night gunfight almost 38 years ago. It's astonishing that it has taken this long to commemorate the lives that were lost that night, including two police officers.

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