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Area history, July 28, 2014

In 1914: Homer Park, the cool little resort which reigns the prime favorite for residents of Champaign and Vermilion counties, continues to be very active in the torrid weather.

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Related Topix: Vermilion County, IL, Philo, IL, Allerton, IL, Beardstown, IL

Sun Jul 27, 2014

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Tom Kacich: Century-old journals shed new light on C-U pioneer

A recently discovered journal kept by J.O. Cunningham, the author of 1905's "The History of Champaign County," includes passages about his decision to leave a teaching job in Eugene, Ind., about 50 miles southeast of here, to come to Urbana, and his first days in the county in the summer of 1853.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, Champaign, IL

Sat Jul 26, 2014

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Area history, July 27, 2014

In 1914: Franklin H. Boggs of Urbana , Republican candidate for circuit court in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, appears a universal favorite in tomorrow's election, at which time a successor to the late Judge Solon Philbrick will be chosen.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, Champaign, IL

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Area history, July 26, 2014

In 1914: Company M of the 4th Illinois Infantry has been instructed to go to Murphysboro to take part in the Gen.

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Related Topix: Murphysboro, IL

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Vet-assistance group's funds flying out door

Bradley P. Gould, superintendent of Champaign County Veteran's Assistance Commission at the VFW Post 630 Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Memorial Day, Life, Holidays, US Military, US Air Force, Chanute Air Force Base, Champaign, IL, Veteran Affairs

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Quinn: Aquifer action on way

Further action to protect the Mahomet Aquifer - the source of drinking water for about 750,000 central Illinoisans - is imminent, Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday at a bill-signing on the University of Illinois campus.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Mahomet, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois Government

Fri Jul 25, 2014

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Crime Stoppers seeking suspect in Champaign thefts

Champaign County Crime Stoppers are seeking assistance from the public in identifying a man who is wanted in connection with two thefts.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL

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Woman accused of faking her own kidnapping

A woman who was said to have been kidnapped at Market Place Mall in June was complicit in the scheme and in fact devised the hoax with her alleged kidnappers, a federal prosecutor said on Friday.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL, Urbana, IL

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On the money: July 25, 2014

The daily rate that St. Joseph, which doesn't have a police department of its own, will soon pay for a Champaign County sheriff's office deputy to spend eight hours a day in the village.

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Related Topix: St. Joseph, IL, Champaign, IL

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Illinois Soybean Assn Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

ILLINOIS SOYBEAN ASSN CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY Jul. 25, 2014 Illinois AgriNews reports: The Illinois Soybean Association has been celebrating the organization's 50th anniversary during the last year and will officially commemorate the milestone July 31 with an evening reception in Champaign.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Champaign, IL, Illinois College, Agriculture, Science

Thu Jul 24, 2014

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Melvin man acquitted of DUI, convicted of lying about crash

A Champaign County jury Thursday returned a split verdict against a Melvin man who was charged with aggravated driving under the influence for seriously injuring a tractor driver then lying about being the driver.

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Champaign man convicted of Savoy armed robbery

A Champaign man who a prosecutor said was the mastermind behind the holdup of a Savoy fast-food restaurant faces up to 45 years in prison when he's sentenced in September.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL, Savoy, IL

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Top of the Morning, July 24, 2014

This weekend, it's Sidney's turn to celebrate with its annual Fun Daze. To get us in the mood, I asked village President Chuck White - born and raised in Sidney - for a tutorial on the Champaign County hot spot known for locomotives, ice cream and tree-lined streets.

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Related Topix: Sidney, IL

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Pride Fest moving downtown

Champaign-Urbana's annual Pride Fest is moving outdoors to downtown Champaign and adding a parade to make it more inclusive.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL

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Woman injured in northern Champaign County traffic crash

Illinois State Police said Barbara J. Burwash, 78, no hometown given, was driving west on U.S. 136 near County Road 2600 E, about three miles east of Gifford, when she crossed both lanes of traffic and struck the embankment.

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Related Topix: Gifford, IL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

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Champaign teen to be tried as adult on gun charges

A Champaign County judge Wednesday decided that a Champaign teen arrested earlier this month for allegedly having a loaded gun in a city park should be prosecuted as an adult.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL

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

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Tom Kacich: How James Kilgore wound up with George Will's house

In April, the University of Illinois Foundation sold a home at 602 E. Harding Drive to Teresa Barnes and James Kilgore for $119,500.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

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

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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

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