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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 $139,900 which is roughly $91/per square foot. More Champaign information.

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18 min ago | University of North Carolina

Carolina Volleyball Stays at No. 20 in Second Coaches Poll

After a strong showing in the Illini Classic, the Tar Heels remain ranked No. 20 in the first regular season AVCA Division I Coaches Poll.

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3 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Reinstate Justice at the University of Illinois: An Open Letter to Chancellor Phyllis Wise

I call upon you and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to immediately reverse the travesty of severing as Associate Professor in the Department of American Indian Studies, to Palestinian-American Professor Steven Salaita which he accepted in good faith and subsequently resigned from Virginia Tech, uprooting his wife and baby son from ... (more)

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7 hrs ago | Counterpunch

Bombs in Gaza Wound Academic Freedom in Urbana-Champaign

Jonathan Cook reports from the West Bank on How the Media and Human Rights Groups Cover for Israel's War Crimes; Jeffrey St. Clair on Why Israel is Losing; Nick Alexandrov on Honduras Five Years After the Coup; Joshua Frank on California's Water Crisis; Ismael Hossein-Zadeh on Finance Capital and Inequality; Kathy Deacon on The Center for the Whole ... (more)

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7 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

At Unit 4 high schools, the 'C' stands for 'crowded'

Marching band uniforms are seen in basement storage as band Director Jennifer Currey exits the crowded area Aug. 19 at Champaign Central High School.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Crooked Timber

Salaita By the Numbers: 5 Cancelled Lectures, 3 Votes of No...

The New York Times has weighed in with a strong piece on the Salaita affair. This is significant for two reasons.

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Hawk Eye

School faces criticism for withdrawing professorship

The University of Illinois is facing scrutiny as classes resume from some of its faculty, other academics and students over ... John Dixon/Champaign News-Gazette Protesters at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Ill., protest against the school rescinding a job offer to an English professor named Steven Salaita to join the university's ... (more)

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The News-Gazette

District taking 'conservative' debt approach

Nine-figure debt totals are eye-catching, but Champaign school district Superintendant Judy Wiegand said she's comfortable with the numbers.

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The News-Gazette

Area history, Aug. 30, 2014

In 1914: Earl Adams, better known as "Sly Jack," was arrested Sunday and charged with the burglary of the C.A. Moles house at 307 N. Third St., Champaign, while the Moles were gone on a vacation.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

The News-Gazette

Armed robbery of Champaign restaurant reported

Champaign police have little to go on but are investigating an armed robbery at a west Champaign restaurant that happened early Thursday.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

Urbana man who yelled at judge freed after apology

An Urbana man sentenced to six months in jail for yelling profanities at a judge has been released early after writing him another letter of apology.

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KFVS12

U of I smoking ban applies to football tailgaters

The University of Illinois is reminding football fans that its new smoke-free campus policy applies to tailgaters in Memorial Stadium parking lots.

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The News-Gazette

Top of the Morning, Aug. 30, 2014

The Illinois football program has hosted "Football 101" events for women in the past.

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Milling Journal

IL Sen. Durbin Urges STB to Closely Monitor Rail Capacity Ahead of Expected Record Harvest

Washington, DC-U.S. Senator Dick Durbin Aug. 27 sent a letter to Surface Transportation Board Chairman Dan Elliot asking him to monitor possible impacts to rail service capacity in Illinois ahead of an expected record harvest this crop season.

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The News-Gazette

Prairie Center sets fifth Walk for Recovery

The Prairie Center will hold its fifth annual Walk for Recovery from noon to 3 p.m. Sept.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

The News-Gazette

Man gets 4 years for selling rental tools at flea market

A former Fisher man who admitted he rented tools from area businesses and then sold them at a flea market in northern Illinois has been sentenced to four years in prison.

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SFGate

U of I facing scrutiny over job-offer decision

The university is wrestling with a controversy over a rescinded job offer to an English professor named Steven Salaita to join the university's American Indian Studies program.

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The News-Gazette

$1 million boost for local charities

The late Betty Kaufmann left bequests totalling $1,075,106 to Developmental Services Center, the Champaign County Humane Society, Cunningham Children's Home, Disabled American Veterans of Champaign, Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County, the United Way of Champaign County and her home church, St. John's Lutheran Church in Buckley, according to a ... (more)

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The News-Gazette

Sewer work could hit park on campus

A portion of a park on the University of Illinois campus could be temporarily dug up for the construction of a force main for a planned upgrade of sanitary-sewer facilities in the area.

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The News-Gazette

Learning some street smarts

Back-to-school time means area police have to haul out their own textbook for educating bicyclists who disregard the rules of the road: a pad of traffic tickets.

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Computer And Video Games

Deep Silver teases Saints Row reveal

A new Saints Row title will be revealed on Friday, a tweet by the series' owner Deep Silver has suggested.

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