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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 $130,000 which is roughly $89/per square foot. More Champaign information.

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2 min ago | The News-Gazette

Officers renewing request for Tasers

Police Chief Patrick Connolly thinks it's time to let Urbana officers carry Tasers, and city officials are anticipating that not everybody in the community will be on the same page.

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4 hrs ago | Journal and Courier

2nd Purdue provost finalist sets high bar: 'We must do better'

Mixing humor, a history lesson about the land grant university mission and his vision for the future, Debasish Dutta of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presented Wednesday morning in his bid to be the next provost of Purdue University.

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8 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Area history, April 16, 2014

In 1914: A scheme to sell more tickets to Champaign Velvets games has failed. The plan to sell at $1 each 2,500 four-ticket books, good for any four games, has netted only about $280.

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11 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

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"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty.

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13 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Tom Kacich: The movie that wouldn't play in Urbana

It was billed as "the most remarkable film ever produced," which wasn't saying much in 1914 since the motion picture industry wasn't even 20 years old.

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13 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Klein: More errors in county's primary results

New accusations of errors in the official results of the March 18 primary election in Champaign County have been leveled by Al Klein, head of the county's Democratic Party.

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14 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

Meet the Writers: Dan Callahan

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty.

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16 hrs ago | Gizmag

Vascular self-healing system allows composite materials to repair multiple times

The new self-healing system features 3D vascular networks that release healing agents when ruptured - a herringbone pattern was found to be more effective than a parallel design We've seen numerous examples of self-healing polymers that allow materials to repair themselves after being damaged.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The News-Gazette

County discusses future of jail

In advance of a proposed request to seek bids from firms to undertake a master plan for all county sheriff's office facilities, the Champaign County Board spent more than 90 minutes Tuesday discussing the future of jail operations.

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Daily Chronicle

Review: University of Illinois finances improved

URBANA – The University of Illinois has brought in about $300 million a year more than it has spent since 2010 but has put off more than a billion dollars in maintenance, according to a new review of the schools' finances.

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The News-Gazette

Man pleads guilty to electronic harassment

A suburban St. Louis man who admitted that he electronically harassed a woman in Champaign County last year has been sentenced to two years of probation.

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The News-Gazette

Man gets 15 years for criminal sexual assault

A Champaign man who admitted sexually molesting a teen-age girl in his home has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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The News-Gazette

Champaign school officials give suggestions for reorganization

If Unit 4's administration had its way, both Edison Middle and Dr. Howard Elementary schools would be rebuilt at new locations, and the district would offer at least one school providing classes for grades K-8.

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The News-Gazette

Improvements planned for Douglass Park

The park district asked kids who play at Douglass Park what they wanted in a future version of the park - and some of that wish list may be reality soon.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Red Eye Chicago

National tour: 'Motown the Musical'

Chicago native Allison Semmes is a classical singer by training - she has a bachelor's degree in opera from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - but she grew up with Motown in the house.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Book Excerpt: Shadow Philosophy: Plato's Cave and Cinema

When a tiny lovelorn frog bellowing a Broadway-style torch song hits one of the few high notes in an animated movie, you know something is "The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty.

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The News-Gazette

Area history, April 14, 2014

In 1914: Several area towns planned to protest the discontinuation of local passenger trains between Urbana and Peoria, and Urbana and Indianapolis on the Big Four Railroad.

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Chicago Sun-Times

My Favorite Roger: Olivia Collette

It was announced this week that the life-size bronze sculpture of Roger Ebert that will reside outside of the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois will The final season of "Mad Men" begins with the familiar routines of its damaged characters but they have more tragic resonance than ever.

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Belleville News Democrat

People in Business

The Luechtefeld Mortgage Team in O'Fallon has added Don Murdoch to its Delmar Financial Illinois office, also in O'Fallon.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

National Review Online

Nordlinger: A tale of our times, &c.

Let me quote a An indigenous student has written an open letter to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign administrators and all indigenous and Native peoples of the world saying she wants to commit suicide.

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