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Champaign rivals, STM, Danville shoot for titles

The same 2-for-1 special will be offered Friday night at Champaign Central, Danville Area Community College and Normal Community. Two boys’ basketball teams are seeking one treat: another game to play. Centennial and Central will play the tiebreaker in their season city rivalry series at Combes Gym in a Class 3A regional title game. At DACC’s Mary Miller Gymnasium, St. Thomas More and St. Anne are seeking Elite Eight berths in their Class 1A sectional showdown. At Normal Community, the fast-char

Brown a 'Better Person' Because of Draft Prep [$]

Jonathan Brown did all he could do Thursday to improve his draft stock. Find out how he improved his results from the combine and also get the scoop on what he's learned about himself through the entire scouting process.

Gifford hoping for share of state tornado relief fund

Officials in Gifford are hoping to get a share of the $45 million relief fund for tornado-ravaged communities that has been assembled by Gov. Pat Quinn's administration. GIFFORD — Officials in Gifford are hoping to get a share of the $45 million relief fund for tornado-ravaged communities that has been assembled by Gov. Pat Quinn's administration. read more

Director bringing Oscar winner to festival

Oliver Stone is coming to Ebertfest — and the Oscar-winning filmmaker is bringing one of his greatest hits with him. Comedian Patton Oswalt also slated to attend CHAMPAIGN — Oliver Stone is coming to Ebertfest — and the Oscar-winning filmmaker is bringing one of his greatest hits with him. Officials confirmed Thursday that Stone will be in Champaign-Urbana next month to show "Born on the Fourth of July" — 25 years after Roger Ebert gave the Vietnam War drama a four-star rating

Paxton considers reimbursing auto dealer part of improvement...

PAXTON — The Paxton City Council will consider next week a redevelopment agreement with Shields Automart, the first business in the city's tax-increment financing district to seek reimbursement for improvement costs. read more

Design for Monticello library could be ready by early summer

MONTICELLO — What will a new library look like in Monticello? The Allerton Public Library Board may find out by early summer. That is when Apace Design of Peoria will likely deliver the first design drawings for a new building to be constructed on Green Apple Lane. read more

Tolono board backs funds for fire station

TOLONO — The village board approved reimbursing $850,000 from its tax increment financing district to help the fire department build a new station on the village's east side, where the Tolono Primary School once stood. The village will give the fire department $250,000 in July and $50,000 every year through the end of the TIF district, 2026. read more

Updated: Middle Fork advocates: Dynegy should move coal ash ponds...

Middle Fork River advocates are urging Gov. Pat Quinn and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to direct Dynegy to move three coal ash ponds at the old Vermilion Power Station north of Oakwood. RURAL OAKWOOD — Middle Fork River advocates are urging Gov. Pat Quinn and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to "do the right thing" and direct Dynegy to relocate three coal ash ponds at the old Vermilion Power Station north of Oakwood. read more

Sports Talk 03-06-14

Sports Talk 03-06-14: Play now!Brian Moline is joined by Matt Daniels of the News-Gazette.  They visit with Will Leitch of Sports on Earth to talk about the Winter Olympics and Fred Kroner of the News-Gazette to discuss high school postseason basketball. 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!

Ben Layman - Savoy 16 3-6-14

Ben Layman - Savoy 16 3-6-14: Play now!Brian Moline talks with Savoy 16 IMAX assistant manager Ben Layman about "300: Rise of an Empire," opening tonight at the Savoy 16 IMAX. 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!

Luke Boyce - Shatterglass Studios 3-6-14

Luke Boyce - Shatterglass Studios 3-6-14: Play now!Brian Moline talks with Luke Boyce from Shatterglass Studios about last weekend's Academy Awards, the Pens to Lens competition and this year's special guests at the Roger Ebert Film Festival. 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!

UI hopes to have next president by January

The University of Illinois hopes to choose a new president by next January to allow for a smooth transition before current President Bob Easter retires in June 2015. The University of Illinois hopes to choose a new president by next January to allow for a smooth transition before current President Bob Easter retires in June 2015. The UI Board of Trustees approved Thursday a format for a search committee that will be appointed in May to recruit and review candidates for the uni

Football. Illini Excel for NFL Scouts on Pro Day

Seven former Illini took part in Illinois' annual NFL Pro Day Thursday morning at the Illinois Football Performance Center and Irwin Indoor Practice Center. Results (PDF) | Pro Day Videos |

Illini pro day results

Complete results of the Illini pro timing day Thursday on campus, courtesy of the University of Illinois Athletic Department.

Updated: UI told to prepare for 12.5 percent cut in state funds...

The University of Illinois has been told to prepare for a 12.5 percent cut in its state funding next year if legislators don't act to extend a state income tax increase that expires in January. URBANA — The University of Illinois has been told to prepare for a 12.5 percent cut in its state funding next year if legislators don't act to extend a state income tax increase that expires in January. The Illinois Board of Higher Education has instructed the university to make conti

Sanitary District OKs water sale despite opposition

In a crowded meeting room, the Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District board unanimously signed off on a deal for which Cronus would pay at least $2 million per year for a direct flow of around 5.5 million gallons per day of the sanitary district's treated wastewater.  URBANA — Local officials on Thursday checked off another major step toward securing a deal to build a $1.4 billion fertilizer plant near Tuscola. Cronus Chemicals still hasn't said where it will build the plant,

Police reports roundup

Here is a roundup of reports of activity for Champaign, Urbana and University of Illinois police departments. Here is the report of activity for Champaign police for Thursday, March 6, 2014. read more

W. Basketball. Illini End Season with 81-62 Loss to Iowa

The Illini fell to Iowa 81-62 in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament Thursday afternoon. Amber Moore capped a great career with a 26 point peformance. Box Score | Printable Box | Highlights | Post-Game Conference | Photo Gallery |

W. Cross Country; Track & Field. Bloch-Jones to Compete at the...

Illinois women's track and field high jumper Kandie Bloch-Jones has qualified to compete at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships on March 14-15 in Albuquerque, N.M.

M. Gymnastics. #7 Illinois Hosts #15 UIC for Gym Jam This Weekend...

#7 Fighting Illini men's gymnastics team will return to Huff Hall Saturday afternoon for Senior Day, honoring their five graduating seniors. Notes | Live Scoring | All-Access Stream |

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