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Urbana, Illinois is located in Champaign County. Zip codes in Urbana, IL include 61801, 61803, and 61802. The median home price in Urbana is $112,900 which is roughly $83/per square foot. More Urbana information.

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1 hr ago | 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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6 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Urbana man indicted on federal child-porn charges

A federal grand jury in Peoria on Tuesday indicted an Urbana man for distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography.

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7 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Tom Kacich: Jakobsson steering clear of 103rd race

But one prominent local Democrat still hasn't signed on to Ammons' campaign: the woman whom Ammons hopes to succeed in the Illinois House.

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11 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

UI medical-school plan gets major overhaul

Plans to operate a new University of Illinois medical school under a public-private partnership model have been set aside, and a new governance structure for the engineering-focused college is now being considered.

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12 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

UI trustees to vote on $4.5 million more for State Farm Center

The board meets Thursday in Chicago to consider the request for a budget increase and several other proposals, including a raise for basketball coach John Groce.

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16 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Urbana family among victims in fatal I-55 wreck

Vehicles involved in an accident that killed four people are seen Monday on Interstate 55 near Channahon, southwest of Chicago.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

POP City

Where old-timey and online collide: a Q&a with Toby Greenwalt, CLP's director of digital strategy

Toby Greenwalt's career has led him from the University of Illinois at Champagne Urbana, to a near north suburb of Chicago called Skokie to act as a reference librarian.

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Wired

Hacker Musician Turns E-Waste Into an Awesome Instrument

We tend to think of musical instruments in fixed terms: that's a guitar, this is a saxophone, that's a synthesizer.

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The News-Gazette

Prison sentence for sex offender

A registered sex offender has been sentenced to three years in prison for living in an area near children from which he was prohibited.

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Examiner.com

Ernest Pierce the essence of a winner

When you are born on the South side of the City of Chicago, one of the roughest areas in one of the toughest cities in America you have basically two choices.

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The News-Gazette

Urbana man sentenced to prison for role in carjacking

An Urbana man who admitted his role in a carjacking and robbery that happened in Urbana early this year has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

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Daily Kos

Eden Foods - We are Winning but they are trying to rig the game.

Eden Foods is on sale at Whole Foods stores across the country . Let me be clear - I am not accusing Whole Foods of a conspiracy here.

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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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WLS-AM Chicago

Driver charged in I-55 crash that killed 4

A semi-truck driver has been charged in connection with one of two crashes that happened minutes apart on Interstate 55 near southwest suburban Channahon, leaving five people dead - including an 11-year-old girl - and five others injured Monday afternoon.

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Jerusalem Post

JPost diplomatic correspondent Herb Keinon answers readers' questions

How will Israel deal with the latest developments in the Gaza Strip, and what are its plans for the day after fighting ends? Herb Keinon, the diplomatic correspondent at The Jerusalem Post , moved to Israel from Denver some 30 years ago.

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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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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The News-Gazette

Champaign County Fair Talent Show

Ellie Kofoed, 10, sings "Concrete Angel" during the Junior Talent Show at the champaign County Fair in Urbana on Monday, July 21, 2014.

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She Knows

33 Fun things to bring to the beach with your kids

Amy Hatch began her career as a print journalist, and now works as a freelance writer and editor.

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PSFK

Musicians Craft Instruments from Outdated Computer Parts

Musical instruments are not only precious and fragile objects that require prolonged and professional upkeep, but they are also very expensive.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The News-Gazette

Disorder in the court: Contempt cases come in all shapes and sizes

We've all been there. Words blurted out in an emotional reaction that we instantly wish we could take back.

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