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8 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Area history, April 24, 2014

In 1914: Vaudeville shows will end tomorrow night at Champaign's old Walker Opera House with the acrobatic absurdities of Schreck & Percival, blackface comedian Harry Van Fossen, the comedy sketch of George Harcourt and Company and the singing and piano playing of Wells & Knowland.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL, Arts, Theater

12 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

After months of training, it's time to cut loose. Here's where.

A crowd of runners and supporters enjoy the "27th Mile", a street festival on Kirby Ave. near Memorial Stadium in Champaign, on Saturday April 30, 2011.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Illinois Travel

12 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Stay-at-home Marine mom helping clothe those in need

A mother knows how fast kids outgrow their clothes, and Carolyn Morris is a mom who's found a use for a lot of those clothes.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Champaign, IL

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The News-Gazette

TB patient jailed over isolation order

Christian Mbemba Ibanda, 24, of 100 Kenwood Road, C, has been under a Champaign County court order since April 11 to remain confined to his apartment to keep from infecting others with his disease, and a petition for indirect criminal contempt of court for failing to follow court orders was filed against him Thursday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The News-Gazette

Gladys Pope reflects on education, arts and more

"They'll say, Remember me? I sang in this play, or I danced in that one," said the retired teacher, who was known for putting on elaborate productions for the school and community, including her take on "Stone Soup," which raised close to $10,000 for the Times Center of Champaign.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL, Urbana, IL, Danville, IL

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The News-Gazette

Area update: April 22, 2014

A lawyer from the Galesburg area and an attorney who lives in Ford County are the only two people who had applied as of Monday for the to-be-vacated Ford County state's attorney position, according to Ford County Board Chairman Rick Bowen.

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Related Topix: Ford County, IL, Paxton, IL, Weather, St. Joseph, IL

The News-Gazette

Man sentenced in robbery after DNA in glove links him to crime

An Urbana man who admitted entering an elderly man's home to rob him has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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The News-Gazette

UI basketball player Paul arrested

Darius Paul, 20, who listed an address in the 0-100 block of East Healey Street, Champaign, was arrested about 3:20 a.m. by UI police after they say he ran from them.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL, Urbana, IL

The News-Gazette

Windmills driving landvalues up

While some people don't care much for the windmills dotting the rural countryside, members of the Gifford school board likely aren't among them.

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Related Topix: Ridge Farm, IL, Vermilion County, IL, Gifford, IL

Mon Apr 21, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Bike Sale to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

Champaign Cycle is hosting a bicycle sale with the proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County, and is in need of used bikes for the event.

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The News-Gazette

Area history, April 21, 2014

In 1914: According to a statement from manager Wilson, the lineup of the Champaign Velvets minor league baseball team will not be materially changed from last year.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

The News-Gazette

UPDATED: Two dead, three others injured in rural Homer crash

Two Indiana residents were killed and three other people injured in a fiery two-vehicle crash north of Homer on Easter Sunday.

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The News-Gazette

State law on hospital exemption sends property taxes up in Urbana

Memo to Urbana residents: better hold on to any state and federal income tax refunds.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, Tax, Champaign, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The News-Gazette

Fire destroys shed north of Mahomet

Champaign County sheriff's Sgt. Tony Shaw said preliminary information suggests that the resident was burning brush near the shed and the wind whipped the flames toward the shed, which is behind the house.

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Related Topix: Mahomet, IL

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The News-Gazette

SUV crashes into home; no injuries

Nobody was reported hurt when an SUV crashed into a home at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday near Maynard Lake in Champaign.

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The News-Gazette

Woman stabbed during hours-long standoff in Urbana

A 26-year-old woman was expected to recover from stabbing injuries she received after being held against her will for hours in an southeast Urbana apartment.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, Mahomet, IL

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The News-Gazette

Danville man charged in Urbana break-in

A Danville man has been charged with residential burglary and aggravated battery as a result of an incident at an Urbana home Wednesday morning.

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The News-Gazette

19-year-old pleads guilty in Christmas Eve burglary

A Champaign teen who planned to help himself to thousands of dollars worth of electronics from a Champaign store on Christmas Eve has been sentenced to 30 months of probation.

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The News-Gazette

Man charged with aggravated DUI in crash that badly injured woman

A Champaign man accused of gravely injuring a woman in a drunken driving crash in front of the police station is in the Champaign County Jail.

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The News-Gazette

Man must pay cabbie $7,000 as part of DUI plea

An Elmhurst man will have to repay a local cabbie $7,000 for the van he wrecked last summer while driving drunk.

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Related Topix: Elmhurst, IL, Urbana, IL

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