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Portillo's starting construction soon with eye on spring opening

The popular chain hopes to begin transforming the former HomeTown Buffet location at 2306 N. Prospect Ave. in the next couple weeks.

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Just 1 Question: Girls Who Code at Central


Staff writer Nicole Lafond stopped by the Champaign high school club's meeting to ask the sophomores: Why should more women learn how to write code?

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Frank's Faves: Christmas-movie villains

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'You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel ...' 

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Notes-Worthy: Rod and Zac Sickler

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C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with father and son about 'A Christmas Carol,' opening today at The City Center.


The Health Reporter Is In: Dec. 7, 2016

How can parents and grandparents know if their drapes and blinds are safe if they have kids are in the house?

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Thu, 12/08/2016 - 9:44am

Shooting threat at G-RF under investigation

Shooting threat at G-RF under investigation

In a note to parents , Superintendent Jean Neal said a high school teacher found a note in the computer lab, threatening to carry out a school shooting in the future.

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:00am

Bike-sharing service pedaling its way to C-U

MTD trustees have authorized Managing Director Karl Gnadt to negotiate a four-year intergovernmental agreement with Zipbike and the UI.

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:00am

Willard hopes Flightstar's new hangar is a big draw

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The 31,000-square-foot facility is meant to service larger aircraft, which could be an incentive for airlines to use those planes for passenger flights in this market.

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:00am

With Danville fire station closing, city seeks to lower staffing level

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An arbitrator will decide if fewer firefighters can be on duty at any one time; if that doesn't happen, there's no savings.

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:00am

Danville murder defendant criticizes pretrial delays

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Raymond Collins Jr.'s trial in the fatal shooting of Deandre R. Dunbar, which was set to begin Wednesday, was rescheduled for Feb. 8 to allow a special prosecutor to prepare.

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:00am

LeRoy officials looking into misuse of recreation facility funds

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An employee has been fired after the park district board 'learned about potential financial irregularities in the books and accounts' of the Replex on Tuesday from its bank.

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:00am

MTD trustees approve 25% tax-levy increase

That doesn't mean property-tax bills will spike by anywhere near that amount in spring; more likely, it will be a fraction of that sum.


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