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Champaign, Illinois is located in Champaign County. Zip codes in Champaign, IL include 61825, 61822, and 61826. The median home price in Champaign is $145,000 which is roughly $90/per square foot. More Champaign information.

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4 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

New Central High School: it's back to Interstate Drive

The head of the Champaign Unit 4 School District said she expects the district to move forward with plans to build a new Central High School at a site on the north side of Champaign.

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8 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

That's cool: An atypical July

The average temperature so far this month in Champaign is 70.4 degrees, or almost 5 degrees below the historical average of 75. It's also lower than last month's average temperature in Champaign-Urbana - 73.4 degrees.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

NewsOK.com

Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

Authorities say a skydiver from Illinois has been killed while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers.

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The News-Gazette

Last call for Tom's Mailbag

News-Gazette columnist Tom Kacich mc's the rally at the Moonwalk kickoff party at the William Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College in Champaign.

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The News-Gazette

Champaign man convicted of Savoy armed robbery

A Champaign man who a prosecutor said was the mastermind behind the holdup of a Savoy fast-food restaurant faces up to 45 years in prison when he's sentenced in September.

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Wireless Design & Development

RFID Tags on Honey Bees Reveal Hive Dynamics

Champaign, IL - Scientists attached radio-frequency identification tags to hundreds of individual honey bees and tracked them for several weeks.

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CBS Local

U Of I Expected To Boost Arena Renovation Budget

University of Illinois trustees are expected to agree to increase the budget for renovating the State Farm Center in Champaign by $4.5 million.

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The Memphis Flyer

Life Itself

Life Itself , Steve James' documentary about film critic Roger Ebert, is worth seeing, but the stories it wants to tell aren't as revealing as the ones Ebert shares in his excellent 2011 memoir with the same title.

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Manhattan American

Manhattan Woman's Club Awards Scholarships

The GFWC-IL Manhattan Woman's Club recently awarded three graduating high school seniors scholarships at Lincoln-Way Central Awards Night.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The News-Gazette

Local energy initiative meeting goals

A local energy initiative has surpassed two of its goals, and officials are hoping for even better results going forward.

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The News-Gazette

UPDATED: Funeral director dies in parachute accident

A Champaign funeral home operator with an appetite for adventure and a larger-than-life personality died Tuesday during a parachute jump in Oklahoma, according to authorities in that state.

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The News-Gazette

Champaign teen to be tried as adult on gun charges

A Champaign County judge Wednesday decided that a Champaign teen arrested earlier this month for allegedly having a loaded gun in a city park should be prosecuted as an adult.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

Ex-1970s radical buys George Will's Champaign home

A house that conservative political commentator George Will sold to the University of Illinois has been bought by former 1970s radical James Kilgore and his wife.

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Sunherald.com

U of I trustees consider increasing arena budget

The agenda for the trustees' meeting includes the potential increase in the basketball arena's renovation budget from $165 million to $169.5 million.

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The News-Gazette

Area public works officials stymied in search for road salt

Area public works officials say they aren't sure yet where they'll get road salt for the winter, after suppliers this month said they aren't looking to sell to about one-third of Illinois communities that were looking to buy.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The News-Gazette

Cobb: 'We cannot arrest our way out of this problem'

The capture of Rakim Vineyard's killer alone won't solve the city's ongoing violence problem, Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb said.

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Science Daily

Radio frequency ID tags on honey bees reveal hive dynamics

Scientists attached radio-frequency identification tags to hundreds of individual honey bees and tracked them for several weeks.

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The News-Gazette

Bement man arrested after purse-snatching try

A 25-year-old Bement man was arrested at midday Monday for allegedly trying to rob a woman of her purse on the University of Illinois campus.

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The News-Gazette

Quinn moves to block PCB disposal

The Illinois EPA is asking DeWitt County officials for more information in order to block the disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls at a Clinton landfill.

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WAND-TV Decatur

Champaign shaken by two deadly shootings in less than a month

Champaign police continue to search for the man who shot and killed a 22-year-old in broad daylight Saturday, while the community wonders how this could happen again, within a month of another man being gunned down.

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