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34 min ago | 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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Related Topix: Urbana, IL

4 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Man who admitted rural Philo burglary gets 9 years

A Bourbonnais man who admitted breaking into a home in rural Philo earlier this year has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

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Related Topix: Philo, IL, Tolono, IL

9 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Champaign, IL, Urbana, IL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

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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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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, Fisher, IL

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Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

From a Disney sing-along to an American Idol in C-U - Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead.

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Related Topix: Game Show, American Idol, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Sport Movies, Field of Dreams, Drama Movies, Champaign, IL

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The News-Gazette

Champaign County Fair Rodeo

Phoebe Truax, 7 years old of Mahomet checks out the hires before the start of the rodeo.

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Related Topix: Mahomet, IL

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Area history, July 20, 2014

In 1914: Authorities believe that a young girl buried in the potter's field in Mount Hope Cemetery in Champaign may be 9-year-old Katherine Winters, who disappeared from Newscastle, Ind.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL

The News-Gazette

Tom Kacich: Meager amounts from local donors to Davis, Callis

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis' fundraising haul from Champaign County in the last quarter - $4,800 - was pretty meager.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Rodney Davis, Republican, US House of Representatives, George Miller, Anna Eshoo, Loretta Sanchez, Democrat

Peak Of Ohio

New Meals-on-Wheels service provider for Logan and Champaign Counties

Logan and Champaign County residents are welcoming a new Meals-on-Wheels service provider to the area.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL, Life, Food, Nutrition

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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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Jul 19, 2014

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Area history, July 19, 2014

In 1914: Railroads operating in Illinois are preparing to handle the largest crop ever raised in the state.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Tuscola, IL

Fri Jul 18, 2014

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2014 Champaign County Fair: Day 1

Nayeli Benitez, left, and Faith Smith, both 12 from Urbana, enjoy their ride on the Cliff Hanger at the opening day of the 2014 Champaign County Fair in Urbana on Friday, July 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, Rantoul, IL, Champaign, IL, Tolono, IL

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Tom's Mailbag July 18, 2014

Welcome back, Mailbag readers. All kinds of questions this week ranging from pizza to politics, and stoplights to same-sex divorce.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL, Urbana, IL

The News-Gazette

Safety comes first on the Midway

The day before the Midway's hair-raising new ride debuted at the Champaign County Fair, the mighty Cliffhanger went round and round for a private audience of one: an inspector with the Illinois Department of Labor.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Urbana, IL, Jerseyville, IL

The News-Gazette

Since you asked: July 18, 2014

Got a question about the future of Champaign public schools? Head here and fire away .

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL

Thu Jul 17, 2014

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Frerichs' money tops Cross' fund 2-to-1

Champaign Democrat Mike Frerichs holds a more than 2-to-1 fundraising lead over his opponent for state treasurer, although Republican Tom Cross outraised Frerichs in the recently completed quarter.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Aaron Schock, Vermilion County, IL, Big Ant Studios, AFL, Video Games

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Cannabis pipe charge against Troy man dismissed

A Champaign County prosecutor dismissed a drug paraphernalia charge lodged against a man arrested by University of Illinois police with a larger group in May. Assistant State's Attorney Tim Sullivan said he dismissed the possession of a cannabis pipe charge against Michael Varel, 22, of Troy because, although Varel was present when police searched ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Alpha, IL

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Savoy man facing cocaine, gun charges

A Savoy man who allegedly had suspected crack cocaine and a loaded gun in a car near his home Wednesday night has been criminally charged.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Savoy, IL

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Potomac woman dies in crash in Iroquois County

Sarah A. Heffelfinger-Taylor, 29, of Potomac was pronounced dead at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup.

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Related Topix: Iroquois County, IL, Urbana, IL

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Fourth generation shows livestock

"My grandpa, Don Turner, showed cattle for many years, and my dad, Doug Turner, followed in his footsteps," Luke Turner said.

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Related Topix: Ford County, IL, Melvin, IL, Douglas County, IL, Arthur, IL, Farmer City, IL

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