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  1. Tom's mailbag Jan. 30, 2015Read the original story

    14 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    A billboad touting Eastern Illinois University greets travelers on Neil Street headed south ... a main thoroughfare to the University of Illinois. A big, fat mailbag this week with questions about a perceived higher education skirmish between the UI and Eastern Illinois University, the real skirmish between Carle and Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing, whether there ever was a swimming pool in the UI English Building, more on the new Champaign Central site, a vacated alley in downtown Champaign, Rep. Carol Ammons' committees, Stephanie Holderfield's political ambitions and more.

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  2. Police: Missing-persons cases not relatedRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    Local police are searching for a second young man who's been reported missing in Champaign-Urbana, but say they have no reason to believe the two cases are in any way related. Vicente Mundo, a University of Illinois junior from Chicago, was reported missing on Tuesday.

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  3. Rauner pledges UI supportRead the original story

    Yesterday | The News-Gazette

    After laying out a host of problems in the state of Illinois - high property taxes, poor schools, conflicts of interest, unaffordable pensions, being economically uncompetitive with nearby states - Gov. Bruce Rauner had some encouraging news Thursday for the University of Illinois and Champaign County crowd at the I Hotel and Conference Center. "I want to see more venture capital in Champaign, more advanced manufacturing, more driving of impact.

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  4. Yeas and nays in reaction to Rauner speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News-Gazette

    Gov. Bruce Rauner's "Illinois Turnaround" speech Thursday got mixed reviews from the hundreds in the standing room only audience at the I Hotel Conference Center. Dennis Riggs, a farmer, small businessman and county chamber of commerce board member, said he was thrilled with Rauner's presentation.

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  5. Updated: Salaita files federal lawsuit against UIRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News-Gazette

    Embattled professor Steven Salaita has filed a lawsuit against the University of Illinois to force the campus to hire him and compensate him for lost income and damages to his reputation. After university trustees voted 8-1 to reject his appointment in September, Salaita and his lawyers said they intended to sue the university to compel trustees to "complete the employment process."

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  6. Juvenile charged in burglariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The News-Gazette

    A Rantoul teen was ordered held in the Juvenile Detention Center Thursday after being charged with break-ins to two homes in Rantoul. State's Attorney Julia Rietz said she filed juvenile charges against the 17-year-old alleging a residential burglary on Wednesday in the 1000 block of Briarcliff Drive and one on Tuesday in the 1000 block of Bel Air Drive, about two blocks away.

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  7. Salaita files federal lawsuit against UIRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The News-Gazette

    Embattled professor Steven Salaita has filed a lawsuit against the University of Illinois to force the campus to hire him and compensate him for lost income and damages to his reputation. After university trustees voted 8-1 to reject his appointment in September, Salaita and his lawyers said they intended to sue the university to compel trustees to "complete the employment process."

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  8. Love the low price of fuel? So does the MTDRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The News-Gazette

    Like virtually everyone else, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District is celebrating low fuel prices - but to a much greater degree. The transit district is about $2.5 million under its approximately $39 million budget about halfway through its fiscal year, and the primary reason is the low cost of diesel fuel, Managing Director Karl Gnadt said Wednesday.

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  9. AUDIO: Urbana officials poring over safety sruvey resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The News-Gazette

    Preliminary results are in from a survey of residents of a southeast Urbana neighborhood taking a look at how to cut down on crime and improve the community. And an Urbana councilwoman who serves the area said those results line up with what's she's heard from constituents.

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  10. Nobody will be charged in protest incidentRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The News-Gazette

    Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz said Tuesday she won't be filing criminal charges against anyone involved in a school-sanctioned student protest at Centennial High last month that resulted in a woman's windshield being broken and the arrest of at least one student. On Dec. 4, an indoor "die-in" was organized by three teachers and five students at Centennial to show solidarity between the local community and the national issue of race in society, following two grand jury decisions to not indict white police officers for killing black males.

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  11. Wise: UI ready to put Willard plan into effectRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The News-Gazette

    University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise said she is "fully behind" an airport advisory group's report and the university is ready to implement a plan. One of the first tasks is for the campus to draft a "request for proposals" that will address the airport's management.

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  12. Area history, Jan. 28, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The News-Gazette

    In 1915: George Pierce, 34, a railroad man looking for work in Urbana, was scalded this morning near the Big Four Railroad YMCA in Urbana when he fell into a trap belonging to the heating plant of the railroad. He was removed to the county hospital in a Renner Ambulance and is resting well, and it is believed he will recover.

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  13. Nursing home incident brings misdemeanor chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The News-Gazette

    A Rantoul woman who allegedly punched a Champaign County Nursing Home resident in the arm two months ago has been criminally charged with misdemeanor battery. On Tuesday, Judge John Kennedy told Christina Laney, 25, who listed an address in the 300 block of North Drive, that she faces a maximum of up to 364 days in the county jail if convicted.

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  14. Rantoul man charged with home invasion at ex-girlfriend's Urbana residenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The News-Gazette

    A Rantoul man who allegedly attacked an ex-girlfriend because he was apparently upset over a Facebook post is being held in the Champaign County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond. Donnell D. Edwards, 23, who listed an address in the 600 block of Perimeter Road, was charged Monday in Champaign County Circuit Court with home invasion.

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  15. Urbana activates winter weather sidewalk rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The News-Gazette

    The city of Urbana has activated its rules for the removal of snow and ice from certain sidewalks. If you have property in the downtown, university or south Philo Road areas, you must clear your sidewalks by 12 p.m. Wednesday or risk having them cleared at your expense.

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  16. Easter: UI sorting through Rauner travel, finance restrictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The News-Gazette

    University of Illinois officials are trying to sort out how employees will be affected by Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive orders that call for travel restrictions and require additional financial disclosures. UI President Bob Easter said he spoke recently with the governor's staff to "get better clarity" about executive order Nos.

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  17. Area history, Jan. 27, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The News-Gazette

    In 1915: The new Champaign Athletic Club had its debut last night in the gymnasium of the Burr Co. plant on North Hickory Street.

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  18. Wise to meet with Willard task forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The News-Gazette

    Wise meets today with members of a community task force who have been examining the airport's challenges and have offered more than a dozen recommendations for its future. Wise, who flies frequently to meet with donors and alumni and says she uses the airport as often as she can, asked the group last winter to come up with ideas on how to expand air service and how the university-owned airport should be governed.

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  19. Top of the Morning, Jan. 27, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The News-Gazette

    The next stop on executive sports editor Fred Kroner's farewell tour takes place at one of his favorite spots: Combes Gym. At halftime of Friday's boys' basketball game between Urbana and Champaign Central, Kroner will be presented the IHSA's Distinguished Media Service Award.

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  20. School board reviews report on resource officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | The News-Gazette

    Fifty-nine of Unit 4's 4,476 sixth-through-12th-graders had a negative interaction with a school resource officer last semester, said Orlando Thomas, the district's director of achievement and student services. At a special board meeting Monday evening, Thomas presented a school-resource-officer program report to the board as part of a memorandum-of-understanding agreement between the board and the Champaign Police Department.

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