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Director of Trial Advocacy Steve Beckett 3/7/2014

Director of Trial Advocacy Steve Beckett 3/7/2014: Play now!Dave and Elizabeth talk the political races with Steve Beckett. Download Depending on your browser settings, you may have to right click the link below and select "Save Link As..." or "Save Target As..." Download now!

Blocking pipeline helping wealthy railroads

What is the safest method of oil transport? Would it be trucks, trains or pipelines? Trucks and trains by their very nature create unwelcome emissions. Not so with a pipeline, but we continue to see the pipeline, which would be but one more in the maze of pipelines already crossing our country, being politically blocked or stalled. read more

Deadlines are dead on arrival

It wouldn't be a normal week in Washington without President Barack Obama ordering another big change in the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act continues to be a work in progress. It wouldn't be a normal week in Washington without President Barack Obama ordering another big change in the Affordable Care Act. read more

Area history, March 7, 2014

Today is Friday, March 7, 2014. News reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago on this date: read more

This day in history: March 7, 2014

Today is Friday, March 7, the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: read more

When it comes to havoc-wreaking college bashes, UI has company...

They're not all called Unofficial St. Patrick's Day, but the debauchery is far from unique to the University of Illinois. CHAMPAIGN — They're not all called Unofficial St. Patrick's Day, but the debauchery is far from unique to the University of Illinois. Students at other schools have their own alcohol-infused signature events, and the authorities on each campus have their own ways of dealing with it. read more

Lies will be downfall of Obama, Dems

Obama has done it again — earned the Washington Post maximum lie rating of four Pinocchios for his claim of a high level of Medicaid signups due to Obamacare. This matches his 2013 "Top Lie of the Year" ("If you like your health care plan, you can keep it") which also earned four Pinocchios. read more

More fire chief candidates to be interviewed

A second round of candidates for fire chief will visit for interviews with city officials next week, and a final decision on who gets the job could come with a few weeks. CHAMPAIGN — A second round of candidates for fire chief will visit for interviews with city officials next week, and a final decision on who gets the job could come with a few weeks. Champaign has been without a fire chief since December, when Doug Forsman retired. Longtime Capt. Dave Ferber has been acting f

GOP lawmakers losing grip on the ball

Some of my friends look at political parties in the same way they look at their favorite baseball teams. Sure, the players on this year's Cardinals are new, but we still cheer them on. Baseball's only a game, after all; the Cardinals want to entertain their fans because that's what sports are all about. read more

10 things to know about Unofficial St. Patrick's Day

10 things to know about Unofficial St. Patrick's Day 1 Now in its 18th year, Unofficial started as a bar promotion in the 1990s to attract the St. Patrick's Day crowds they typically miss out on because March 17 usually falls on spring break. read more

Pension law forcing rushed decisions

Changes being imposed by the Pension Reform Act will result in substantial pension reductions for many State Universities Retirement System participants. Because of the July 1 implementation date, hundreds of people are being forced to make a premature and rushed decision about retirement, with incomplete information. read more

Q&A with Chuck Knox, who will not seek re-election in Douglas...

Chuck Knox of Villa Grove, who has served on the Douglas County Board for 12 years, will not seek re-election in the fall.   Chuck Knox of Villa Grove, who has served on the Douglas County Board for 12 years, will not seek re-election in the fall. read more

Idea of cutting vets' benefits a disgrace

Any member of the House or the Senate that is in favor of cutting the health and family benefits of this nation's military — past, present or even of deceased members — should volunteer to be immediately removed from office. read more

Champaign teen killed in car crash

CHAMPAIGN - A Champaign teen who would have celebrated his 17th birthday today was killed in a single-vehicle accident west of Champaign Thursday night. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Kenneth M. McNeill II, of the 3700 block of Summer Sage Court, was pronounced dead at 8:35 p.m. An autopsy is scheduled for today. read more

Top of the Morning, March 7, 2014

Tips for your TV viewing pleasure from Bob Asmussen.  Before the NCAA tournament pairings are announced, get ready for an onslaught of college basketball. Turn to most channels, and you are bound to see a game from some tiny conference you didn't know existed. To T.O.T.M., there is another word for this: heaven. read more

Bob Asmussen's Unofficial Selection Sunday

Let the kids on campus enjoy their Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day festivities.We’d rather skip class to fill out our NCAA tournament bracket. Here’s who will celebrate March 16, courtesy staff writer Bob Asmussen.  West1. Arizona (Pac-12)2. Duke (ACC)3. Wisconsin (Big Ten)4. Creighton (Big East)5. North Carolina (ACC)6. New Mexico (Mountain West)7. George Washington (Atlantic 10)8. Oklahoma State (Big 12)9. Memphis (American)10. Providence (Big East)11. Stanford (Pac-12)12. Arka

Bob Asmussen: Demon Deacons pull shocker

Each Friday, staff writer and No. 2 basketball fan (after Marcus Jackson)Bob Asmussen offers his views on the game Dick Vitale loves to shout about Team of the Week read more

Delgado, mates ready for Big Tens

Illinois coach Jim Heffernan has fond memories of wrestling at the home of the Badgers. During his Iowa career, he won the Big Ten title when the meet was at Wisconsin. MADISON, Wis. — Illinois coach Jim Heffernan has fond memories of wrestling at the home of the Badgers. During his Iowa career, he won the Big Ten title when the meet was at Wisconsin.Not that his current wrestlers will hear about it. read more

End of line for Moore, Illini

Senior Amber Moore did her part, but Illinois couldn't solve Iowa at the Big Ten women's basketball tournament. INDIANAPOLIS — With the final curtain poised to drop on Amber Moore’s college basketball career, the fifth-year Illinois senior did everything she could Thursday to delay the closing act at least one more day.A longtime Illini nemesis, however, was having none of it. read more

Loren Tate: UI defense shows ray of hope

Today’s account will evolve into an evaluation of Illinois’ defensive line. You know, up front where the games are won and lost. Today’s account will evolve into an evaluation of Illinois’ defensive line. You know, up front where the games are won and lost.The subject is revealed in advance because, if your offseason football interest has dipped as low as attendance for the last game,you may prefer to read about something else. read more

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