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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 $110,000 which is roughly $83/per square foot. More Urbana information.

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1 hr ago | The News-Gazette

Updated: Driver's facility to reopen Tuesday, with limits;...

The secretary of state's driver services facility in Champaign will remain closed until next Tuesday and after that time the number of people allowed in the building will be restricted. The changes were announced Wednesday after employees at the driver's license bureau at 2401 W. Bradley Ave., C, complained of headaches while at work, according to a spokesman for Secretary of State Jesse White.

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4 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Police: Driver knocks motorcyclist off, drags cycle till truck catches fire

A Mahomet man who allegedly knocked a motorcyclist off his cycle, then dragged the cycle under his pickup truck for almost a mile before the truck went up in flames Tuesday evening is in police custody. Jacob B. Townsend, 26, of the 1200 block of South Center Street, was charged Wednesday in Champaign County Circuit Court with driving under the influence of drugs as well as several traffic offenses.

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5 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

3 Illinois professors receive "genius grants"

Mark Hersam of Northwestern University, Tami Bond of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and Tara Zahra of the University of Chicago were each awarded $625,000 grants that they can spend however they want, the Chicago-based foundation announced Wednesday. Hersam, 39, was recognized for his work as a materials scientist.

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9 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Area history, Sept. 17, 2014

In 1914: Half an hour after he was taken to Burnham Hospital yesterday afternoon, supposedly in a dying condition, E.J. Thomas of Tuscola was able to walk from the institution. But a bit later he died.

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10 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Charity funding prompts discussion in Urbana

Crisis Nursery volunteers Carly Krawetz, left, of Urbana, and Lee Luther, of Champaign, help plant pinwheels with a young participant after forming a circle in the play area of the Crisis Nursery in Urbana on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The third annual 'Wrap the Nursery' event sought to raise awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month and to show support for Crisis Nursery's services to the community.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

The News-Gazette

Driver charged with DUI after late-night crash

A Colfax man who allegedly sideswiped a Villa Grove woman's car with his van while driving drunk was criminally charged Tuesday with driving under the influence of alcohol. Braden Tuttle, 34, was also charged in Champaign County Circuit Court with leaving the scene of an accident and improper lane usage.

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The News-Gazette

UI panel gives preliminary OK for med school in C-U

A proposal for a new medical school in Champaign-Urbana received preliminary endorsement by a faculty committee Monday, marking the first step toward the idea becoming a reality. The University of Illinois engineering-focused medical school envisioned by Chancellor Phyllis Wise has several more milestones to go, however.

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The News-Gazette

Wise regrets polarization over Salaita

In a meeting with a campus governance committee Monday, University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise said she regrets the polarization that has occurred on campus as a result of the Steven Salaita case, and she should have consulted with more people, including those in American Indian Studies. Wise told members of the Senate Executive Committee that shortly after Salaita's angry tweets about Israel's invasion of Gaza started gaining attention in July, she and UI President Bob Easter met with the UI Board of Trustees in closed session to discuss Salaita's appointment.

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LiveScience

Sexism and Science Go Hand-in-Hand

Jeff Nesbit was the director of public affairs for two prominent federal science agencies. This article was adapted from one that first appeared in U.S. News & World Report .

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Seeing the Forest

Anti-Union States Get Lower Tax Revenue, Spend More On Assistance

A study from Labor and Employment Relations professor Robert Bruno of the University of Illinois-Urbana and policy director of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute Frank Manzo IV showed that states with anti-union "right-to-work" laws have lower tax revenue, and have to spend more on government assistance to the poor as a result. The study, titled, "Free-Rider States," found that legislation supporting workers' right to organize increases wages and reduces income inequality.

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She Knows

6 Reasons I won't buckle when my kids beg for a pet

Amy Hatch began her career as a print journalist, and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She lives in Urbana, Ill.

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She Knows

I want my kids to lead digital lives

Amy Hatch began her career as a print journalist, and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She lives in Urbana, Ill.

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The News-Gazette

Top of the Morning: From the archives

UI Facilities and Services carpenters Dave Palmisano, left, and Bryant Harvey install actual bronze tablet containing the 240 names of the 2009 Bronze Tablet students at the UI in the north/south hallway of the University of Illinois Main Library in Urbana on Monday Jan. 11, 2010. The Bronze Tablet is awarded to UI students who show sustained excellence in scholarship during their junior and senior years.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Lantern

Letter to the editor: Ohio State should take note of Illinois professor's firing

Professor Steven Salaita talks with a member of the press on Sept. 9 in Urbana, Ill.

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The News-Gazette

Deadly crash involving Urbana family puts safety push into question

In this Monday, July 21, 2014 photo, vehicles involved in an accident that killed four people are seen on Interstate 55 near Channahon, Ill., southwest of Chicago. On Tuesday, July 22, semi-truck driver Francisco Espinal Quiroz, 51, of Leesburg, Ind., who was involved in the crash, was charged with failure to reduce speed to prevent an accident and willfully making false entries in his logbook.

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The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Sept. 14, 2014

Continuing last week's theme, we asked frequent fliers from the University of Illinois: Where's the most interesting place your research has taken you? "I can name three places: Shanghai in 2005, Bangkok in 2006 and Washington, D.C., in 2010. My trips to Shanghai and Bangkok were to speak at the World Toilet Organization about my research on gender and family issues in the design of public restrooms.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Brain.oxfordjournals.org

Lesion mapping of social problem solving

Correspondence to: Aron K. Barbey, Decision Neuroscience Laboratory, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA E-mail: Accumulating neuroscience evidence indicates that human intelligence is supported by a distributed network of frontal and parietal regions that enable complex, goal-directed behaviour. However, the contributions of this network to social aspects of intellectual function remain to be well characterized.

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The News-Gazette

Area history, Sept. 13, 2014

In 1914: The county convention of the Progressive Party met this morning in the supervisors' room at the Champaign County Courthouse. Delegates were elected to the state convention, which will meet next Friday at the University of Illinois Armory.

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The News-Gazette

2015 county budget work underway

Champaign County Board members are beginning final preparations toward the development of a budget for fiscal year 2015, which begins Jan. 1. Democratic members of the board will hold a special caucus for members and the public at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Brookens Administrative Center, 1776 E. Washington St., Urbana. The primary topic will be the county budget.

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The News-Gazette

Experts: Salaita may have a case

A retired Champaign County judge and a veteran attorney believe Steven Salaita may have a colorable claim when it comes to damages for not being hired by the University of Illinois. But both are doubtful that he could prevail in getting his teaching job at the UI on the basis that his First Amendment rights were violated when he wasn't hired due to his obscene pro-Palestinian tweets.

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