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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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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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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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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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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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