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  1. Custard Cup: Meet the final customersRead the original story

    13 min ago | The News-Gazette

    At precisely 3:44 p.m. Monday, a 42-year-old mother and her 5-year-old daughter stepped up to the window, placed their order , paid the bill and entered local lore as the last paid customers of one of Champaign-Urbana's most beloved businesses. The final tub of vanilla custard was finished.


  2. Champaign's Custard Cup: The final scoopRead the original story w/Photo

    35 min ago | The News-Gazette

    The line to get into Jarling's Custard Cup was over an hour long at about 1:30 Monday afternoon. - Let the record show that Custard Cup ran out of ice cream at 3:44 p.m. today, capping a wild final day of business at the Champaign hot spot.


  3. Man on parole for aggravated robbery charged with burglaryRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The News-Gazette

    An Urbana man on parole for aggravated robbery faces six to 30 years in prison if convicted of stealing from a home in that city. Bruce Renfro, 29, who listed an address in the 1100 block of Lanore Drive, is being held in the Champaign County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bond after being charged last week with residential burglary in connection with a break-in and theft that occurred Feb. 2. An Urbana police report said that on that day, the house in the 1900 block of Weaver Street was broken into and an Xbox system and 13 games for it were stolen.


  4. Rochester Police Search for Missing 21-Year-Old StudentRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KSTP

    ... to be found. Police plan to look deeper into Hempy's background at University of Illinois, which is located in Champaign-Urabana about an hour from Chicago. They want to see if anything there would provide clues to his whereabouts. Hempy is 6 feet ...


  5. Police seeking teen after shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    ... runaway. He took the gun with him, Daniels said. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Champaign police at 217-351-4545. Anonymous tips may also be submitted through Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at ...


  6. Woman sentenced to probation in burglaryRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    An Urbana woman who admitted her role in the burglary of a south Champaign home last summer was sentenced in March to three years of probation under a drug treatment program. Shawn Schoonover, 28, whose last known address was in the 1000 block of Kerry Avenue, pleaded guilty in early February to residential burglary, admitting that on Aug. 8, she entered a home in the 800 block of Park Lane intending to steal.


  7. Area history, March 31, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    In 1915: Upon the invitation of warden Edmund Allen at the state prison in Joliet, Fred D. Rugg of Champaign last week sang "The Palms" at the prison's chapel exercises, attended by 2,000 convicts. Rugg told the prisoners it was a silver jubilee celebration for him because he had sung for a like congregation at the same penitentiary 25 years earlier.


  8. Illinois Football: Which Players Can Win the Heisman Trophy?Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Writing Illini

    Aug 30, 2014; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt looks for an open receiver in the game against Youngstown State at Memorial Stadium. Illinois beat Youngstown State 28-17.


  9. Authorities seize more than 130 dogs from Champaign-co. propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago |

    County officials have seized more than 130 dogs from a west central Ohio home after investigators found they were living in filthy conditions. Authorities in Champaign County took 137 dogs Friday from the Mechanicsburg property west of Columbus.


  10. Unit 4: Mailer was appropriate use of tax dollarsRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    Two recent mailpieces sent to voters in the Champaign school district were paid for with taxpayer funds, school officials say, but were appropriate explanations of the proposed $144 million bond issue that is going to voters next Tuesday. Meanwhile, opponents of the bond issue say they have raised approximately $13,000 for their Friends of Keep Central Central political committee that hopes to keep the new Champaign Central High School from being built on the north side of the city.


  11. Documents describe moments, aftermath of bus hitting pedestrianRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    Moments before a bus struck a pedestrian at Logan and Walnut streets in downtown Champaign last month, Betty Elliott was looking out the window from inside her coffee and tea shop at the same corner. The owner of Walnut Street Tea Co.


  12. Champaign police investigate shooting incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2010 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Champaign Police Department has announced that they are investigating a shooting incident that happened Saturday evening. Champaign police say on March 28, at about 6:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Clover Lane for a report of a shooting.


  13. Nearly all early voting from ChampaignRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    The first day of remote site early voting in Champaign County resulted in 162 votes being cast Monday at the Meadowbrook Community Church in Champaign, more than the six other satellite sites combined. The heavy turnout at the church at 1902 S. Duncan Road is believed to be another indication of the high voter interest in three Champaign issues in next Tuesday's consolidated election: the $144 million Champaign schools bond issue, an 8-way race for the Champaign school board and a four-way race for mayor.


  14. Morning Orange Krush: Illini News 3/31/2015Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Writing Illini

    Oct 25, 2014; Champaign, IL, USA; Fans celebrate the victory in the game between the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium. Illinois won 28-24.


  15. Stolen items include 2 dogsRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    According to a Champaign police report released on Monday, a home in the 200 block of Kenwood Drive was entered on March 16. If you have any information regarding this incident, all the Champaign Police Department at 217-351-4545 or contact Champaign County Crimestoppers at 217-373-8477. Information may also be sent anonymously online at or by cellphone text message by sending CCTIP plus the information to CRIMES .


  16. ISU opposes bill ending employee tuition waiversRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Daily Vidette

    ... it would also have a lasting impact on other state universities. For example, at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Thomas Hardy, executive director for University Relations, said the elimination of this waiver could potentially effect as ...


  17. Illinois had four odd tornado seasons in a rowRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bureau County Republican

    ... of year, is important, Angel concluded. The Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a division of the Prairie Research Institute, is the primary agency in Illinois concerned with water and atmospheric ...


  18. `Cats Break From Big Ten Play For Pair of Midweek GamesRead the original story

    May 1, 2013 | Northwestern University

    ... Illinois. The series, previously scheduled to take place at Rocky Miller Park, will be played at Illinois Field in Champaign, Ill. The Illini will host the Wildcats at 6 p.m. on Friday (April 3), 3 p.m. on Saturday (April 4) and 1 p.m. on Sunday ...


  19. Champaign's Custard Cup: 'We will sell out today'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News-Gazette

    Customers line up to get into Jarling's Custard Cup in Champaign after 9 p.m. Sunday. Many in line said they saw on social media that the owners have announced their plans to close the popular ice cream parlor earlier than was previously expected.


  20. 'We have found the right fit for OEHS'Read the original story

    Yesterday | Oswego Ledger-Sentinel

    ... High School after he received his bachelor's degree in secondary education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and his master's degree in educational administration from Eastern Illinois University, in Charleston. He worked as a ...


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