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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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42 min ago | 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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3 hrs ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | Juan Cole

World-Renowned Historian Natalie Zemon Davis Pleads Case of Steven Salaita with U-Illinois

Natalie Zemon Davis , among our most distinguished living historians and past president of the American Historical Association, has written a heartfelt appeal to Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaigne, urging her to reconsider the firing of Professor Steven Salaita, a specialist in Native American Studies, for ... (more)

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Examiner.com

Paperhaus announces new tour dates

Hot around the DC music scene for the past five years, Paperhaus was founded by long time musical partners Alex Tebeleff and Eduardo Rivera.

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OpEdNews

The Israel Lobby Eliminates Another Critic

The United States, wallowing in arrogance and hubris, pretends to be "the world's sole superpower," the "exceptional and indispensable nation" chosen by history to exercise hegemony over the world.

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The News-Gazette

Philosophy department weighs in: No confidence

Another University of Illinois academic department has approved a vote of no confidence in university leaders in wake of the decision to not hire controversial professor Steven Salaita.

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The News-Gazette

Air Bus given another year

Air Bus service between the University of Illinois campus and Willard Airport will continue for another year, but in a stripped-down version.

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The News-Gazette

Area history, Aug. 28, 2014

Today is Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Here are news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago on this date: In 1914: The branch junk house of Ben Gudder and Co.

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The News-Gazette

Centennial, Central tours start next week

Taxpayers who still aren't sure which way they'll vote on Champaign schools' ballot question come Nov. 4 will have weekly opportunities to tour the facilities before Election Day.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

US News & World Report

The Cost of Caring for Aging Parents

As the best-selling author Gail Sheehy famously documented in her 2010 book, "Passages in Caregiving," caring for an ailing loved one can be an overwhelming, chaotic and stressful task.

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The News-Gazette

Two Dems announce for Champaign City Council

Two local Democrats are throwing their hats in the ring for Champaign City Council.

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The News-Gazette

Recent heat wave helps crops

The head of the Champaign County Farm Bureau said the heat wave that East Central Illinois has experienced lately will help speed up the maturity process for corn and soybeans.

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Truthdig

Playwright Sees Blatant Racism in ADL Ad About Israel's Killing of Children in Gaza

Wallace Shawn translated an ad by the Anti-Defamation League into "plain English" and he found a disturbing message; a Chinese chef meets his end when cooking with a dangerous ingredient; meanwhile, a binational Israel-Palestine state may not be as far off as many think.

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The News-Gazette

Man charged in home invasion

A Champaign man accused of taking part in a violent home invasion last fall has been arraigned on Class X felony charges.

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The News-Gazette

Arrest may resolve several burglaries of credit, debit cards

Area police believe the arrest of an Urbana woman Tuesday may help them close several residential burglary cases that have cost victims credit and debit cards and a whole lot of hassle.

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The News-Gazette

On campus: More students, fewer cars

As a newcomer to Champaign, Mark Goldich of Chicago brought his car to the University of Illinois so he could take off whenever he felt like it.

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Computer And Video Games

Saints Row studio to reveal new game on Friday

The upcoming project will be shown for the first time during a PAX Prime panel in Seattle on Friday August 29. "The developers behind the Saints Row franchise invite you to participate in a quiz show hour with Natalie Lander, the voice of Kinzie," reads a description of the event, which will take place from 10am-11am PDT .

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The News-Gazette

Budget hearing date scheduled

When the Unit 4 school board discusses his 2014-15 budget next month, it will be the culmination of a 12-month process for Executive Director of Business Services Matt Foster.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The News-Gazette

Students find lots to like in new ECE building

Engineering students scatter across the new Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering building on UI campus in Champaign on Monday, August, 25, 2014.

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