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  1. Urbana man arrested for alleged molestationRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    Champaign County sheriff's Lt. Curt Apperson said Victor H. Vergara, 31, who listed an address in the 0-100 block of Gurth Drive, was arrested on a preliminary charge of aggravated criminal sexual assault for conduct that allegedly occurred on more than one occasion with a child under the age of 13 who lived near him.

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  2. AAUP plans session at UI on academic freedomRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    ... AAUP chapter, will talk about the principles of academic freedom. - UI law professor Eric Johnson, past chair of the Urbana campus senate's Committee on Academic Freedom & Tenure, will talk about university policies and the committee's work. - Cary ...

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  3. Arts and entertainment briefs from Summit County and beyondRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 3 | The Summit Daily News

    Bones Jugs N Harmony will take the stage at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Bones Jugs N Harmony a seriously silly, novelty dance music band from Urbana, Illinois. Bones, jug, xylophone, steel pan, banjo, resophonic guitar, upright bass, trap kit, all sorts of percussion toys, conch shell and donkey jaw are some - but not all - of the instruments used to create the band's unique sound.

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  4. Tom's Mailbag Oct. 24, 2014Read the original story

    21 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    ... with weather exposure a contributing factor. "What is the latest on the most epic story in the history of Champaign-Urbana, namely, the ongoing saga of Steven Salaita? "I haven't seen any articles in at least 24 hours and I've been waiting in ...

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  5. Countdown to Nov. 4: 11 daysRead the original story

    Yesterday | The News-Gazette

    ... locations on Monday. It continues this weekend at one site - the county clerk's office at the Brookens Center in Urbana. Voters can cast ballots there from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Urbana Alderwoman Carol Ammons' state ...

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  6. UI Armory turns 100Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News-Gazette

    ... 100th anniversary of the completion of its historic Armory Building from noon to 3 p.m. today. Melvyn Skvarla is the Urbana campus' Historic Preservation Officer, an architect and lover of old buildings who can give an informed opinion off the top ...

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  7. Mahomet-Seymour moves graduation to KrannertRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News-Gazette

    Anyone who's been to commencement in the past few years knows it can be an ordeal, Principal Shannon Cheek said, citing frequent complaints about poor sound quality, cramped seating and - above all - the oppressive heat. This week, the school board voted unaninimously to move the 2015 ceremony to Urbana's Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, setting the date for Friday, May 22. Cheek said that he surveyed students and parents and found that 271 respondents favored finding a new venue.

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  8. Google's 'Security Princess' a hacker's nightmareRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News-Gazette

    ... daughter of a Polish-American nurse and an Iranian-American cardiologist who worked for a time at Carle Hospital in Urbana. She liked math and science, and settled on the UI because of its in-state tuition, its "world-class" engineering department, ...

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  9. Old jail ruled out as future detention siteRead the original story

    Yesterday | The News-Gazette

    After a lengthy debate, Champaign County Board members voted Thursday night to end further consideration of using the 35-year-old downtown Urbana jail as a correctional facility. A consortium of local engineers and jail planners is developing a sheriff's operations master plan for the county that will look at the future of the downtown jail, the newer satellite jail in east Urbana and the sheriff's office, most of which is located at the old jail.

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  10. Rauner stops in ChampaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The News-Gazette

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said Thursday he would "make sure" that the Mahomet Aquifer was protected from hazardous substances if he wins the Nov. 4 election. Rauner was accompanied by state Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, who said that Gov. Pat Quinn had "persisted in jeopardizing" the water supply of dozens of central Illinois communities by granting permits to allow the disposal of hazardous wastes at the Clinton landfill about 45 miles west of Champaign-Urbana.

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  11. Former Illini hoops assistant coach McClain diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Aiken Standard

    Wayne McClain, the former Illinois assistant men's basketball coach and standout high school coach, died Wednesday. He was 60. McClain died at a hospital in Urbana after a brief, unspecified illness, Champaign Central High School Principal Joe Williams said.

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  12. Brothers wielding fake knives banned from campusRead the original story

    Thursday | The News-Gazette

    Two brothers from Urbana have been banned from the University of Illinois campus after their decision to "have fun" resulted in numerous complaints to police about men with knives and caused widespread alarm due to misinformation on social media. An email from UI Police Chief Jeff Christensen on Thursday said his department received reports Wednesday night of two men decked out in horror movie costumes who approached students, talked to them and brandished fake knives.

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  13. County board to vote on jail study recommendationRead the original story

    Thursday | The News-Gazette

    ... its jail facilities. The Champaign County Board meets Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana.

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  14. Urbana police may start Taser training in DecemberRead the original story

    Thursday | The News-Gazette

    ... time a Taser is fired. Connolly has been making a push for Tasers for at least eight months, after an incident where Urbana police officers encountered a man who was cutting himself and unresponsive to officers' commands. After several minutes, a ...

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  15. Correction: Obit-Wayne McClain storyRead the original story

    Wednesday | USA Today

    ... men's basketball coach and standout high school coach, died Wednesday. He was 60. McClain died at a hospital in Urbana after a brief, unspecified illness, Champaign Central High School Principal Joe Williams said. McClain had coached Central's boys ...

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  16. Champaign woman sentenced to 25 years for attempted murder, robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | The News-Gazette

    ... Jackson's sentence, Bennett had Champaign County sheriff's deputy Chris Darr testify about a July 2005 incident in Urbana where Jackson used a knife to cut the upper arm of a former boyfriend. Although she was charged, the state's attorney's office ...

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  17. Woman pleads guilty to intimidation in murder caseRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 22 | The News-Gazette

    One of three people accused of intimidating an eyewitness in a murder case has pleaded guilty for a sentence of 30 months of probation. Markeeta McFarland, 38, who listed an address in the 500 block of South Glenn Drive in Urbana, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Judge Heidi Ladd to two counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated intimidation in connection with the shooting death last summer of Allen Redding.

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  18. Countdown to Nov. 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | The News-Gazette

    ... More than $400,000 has been donated to the 103rd Illinois House race, with Carol Ammons ($254,352) leading fellow Urbana resident Kristin Williamson ($150,833), as of Tuesday. That's still far short of the nearly $800,000 raised during C-U's last ...

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  19. Area history, Oct. 22, 2014Read the original story

    Wednesday Oct 22 | The News-Gazette

    In 1914: Work is progressing nicely on the Urbana High School building and it may be ready for occupancy by next week. The carpenters have completed everything but the floor in the auditorium, and the plumbers have all of the fixtures installed.

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  20. Two charged in Rantoul robberyRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 22 | The News-Gazette

    An Urbana woman and a Rantoul teen who allegedly snatched a purse from a 75-year-old Rantoul woman this week have been charged with robbery. Jakeenya Evans, 20, who listed an address in the 1200 block of North Busey Avenue, appeared in Champaign County Circuit Court Tuesday and was told to be back in court Dec. 16 on the charge that stemmed from her Monday arrest.

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