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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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14 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

2 dogs euthanized after Urbana apartment fire

According to an Urbana Fire Department report, firefighters were called to a fire in the 1900 block of North Cunningham Avenue, Urbana, at 3:30 p.m. While the occupant was not at home at the time of the fire, firefighters said, she had left three dogs in the apartment.

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14 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

This time, Johnson backing Davis

After declining to endorse him two years ago, former Republican Congressman Tim Johnson of Urbana said Thursday he's backing U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis this year.

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Yesterday | The News-Gazette

Rauner stumps in Edgar County

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said he would work to keep PCBs and other hazardous wastes out of the Clinton landfill in DeWitt County.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Daily Herald

From the Food Editor: College cuisine from food service and beyond

When I lived in Snyder Hall during my freshman year at University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, checking mail was the highlight of my day.

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The News-Gazette

Woman may not have been intended target in shooting

Urbana police say a homeless woman shot in the head in northwest Urbana three weeks ago may not have been the intended target of her shooter.

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Ag Professional

Did we miss the boat on corn plant population in 2014?

One of the speakers at the University of Illinois Agronomy Day at Urbana this past week was quoted as saying that corn producers had not planted enough plants this year to take advantage of the good growing conditions.

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The News-Gazette

Freshmen finding way around campus, C-U

Wide-eyed freshmen can be found all over the University of Illinois campus this week, exploring their new home, meeting new friends and desperately seeking directions to the nearest Wal-Mart.

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The News-Gazette

Inspection placards may come to restaurants outside C-U

Champaign County Board members may revisit the issue of mandating a color-coded food service inspection program in areas outside of Champaign-Urbana.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Urbana man busted for at-home meth lab

An Urbana man is behind bars after manufacturing meth in his house. From outside, it looks like an ordinary home, but what was going on inside seems like a scene from a TV show.

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The News-Gazette

Area history, Aug. 19, 2014

In 1914: No action was taken on bids for three pavement projects in Urbana because one was far higher than the estimate and two others have to be taken to a meeting of property owners.

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The News-Gazette

No decisions made on Kilgore, Salaita

The fate of two scholars at the University of Illinois is still unclear after top university officials met behind closed doors Monday afternoon to discuss several high-profile personnel issues and possible pending litigation.

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The News-Gazette

Former teacher to be honored for humanitarian work

But he hasn't let that stop him from teaching poor farmers in Africa how to grow food and from helping bring clean water to people who would otherwise be making an all-day journey for it on foot.

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Greenwich Citizen

EXCHANGE: Visitor agency banks on agritourism

Prairie Fruits Farm earned its reputation by producing goat's-milk cheese and gelato.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

UPI

Scientists unveil camouflage sheet inspired by octopus skin

Octopuses, squid and cuttlefish -- known collectively as cephalopods -- posses the most impressive camouflage capabilities in the natural world.

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The News-Gazette

Woman still in hospital from weekend DUI crash

Champaign County sheriff's Sgt. Greg Mills said Lisa Emmert, 24, of the 100 block of West Washington Street, Urbana, was driving her car south on Illinois 130 about a mile north of Philo when she was hit by another car.

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The News-Gazette

AUDIO: new school year brings full implementation of new learning standards

It's back to school week for kids in Champaign and Urbana public schools. And for teachers, it's time to face the music on a new set of learning standards.

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The News-Gazette

Traffic stops in Champaign-Urbana

The highlighted areas on the map show the areas in Champaign and Urbana where police made the most traffic stops in 2013.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

The News-Gazette

Area history, Aug. 17, 2014

In 1914: J.J. Michaels, who has been performing as acting Champaign police chief for the last two weeks, this morning was commissioned chief of police by order of the fire and police commission.

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The Olympian

Illinois colleges to be smoke-free indoors and out

Quinn said the measure, which takes effect July 1, 2015, applies to all state-supported schools and will protect students' health and help nonsmokers avoid unwanted smoke "on the campuses they call home."

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Daily Kos

The "Lynch Mob"

It's both racial and historical. It wasn't a term solely applied to and within discussions dealing with racially charged issues, and it wasn't an action taken purely as a means of race-related oppression, suppression or violence.

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