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PODCAST: Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing reacts to Carle ruling, reflects on term

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Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing joins the News Hour to share her reaction to today's Illinois Supreme Court ruling about Carle Foundation Hospital, and she looks back on her 12 years on office.

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03-23-17 Penny for Your Thoughts

03-23-17 Penny for Your Thoughts: Play now!

03-23-17 Penny for Your Thoughts.  Jim Turpin with a two hour Penny open line.

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'Hair,' Holdsclaw among headliners of Ebertfest 19

CHAMPAIGN — The 19th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival will open April 19 with the 1979 musical “Hair” directed by Milos Forman, with a 35mm new print on loan from Michael Moore and the UCLA Film Archive.

Forman, now 85, won’t be coming but his assistant director for “Hair” will be here as part of the post-screening discussion on the Virginia Theatre stage.

Historic site in Lerna seeks volunteers

LERNA (AP) — State officials will offer training to people who want to offer volunteer help at the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site .

The site is looking for people who want to participate in living history, serve as tour guides, work in the visitor center or gift shop or contribute behind the scenes.

UPDATE: Carle suit over taxes sent back to circuit court

UPDATED AT NOON

SPRINGFIELD — The Carle health system's long-standing lawsuit with local and state taxing authorities is headed back to circuit court.

Pawfficers need assistance?

CHAMPAIGN — If dogs could talk, they'd probably tell you police work can be pretty risky for them, too.

They suffer gunshot wounds, broken limbs and teeth, and are even subject to overdoses as they sniff out highly potent narcotics being manufactured illegally to sell to people.

Cobras' manager a real team player

CHAMPAIGN — How good is this Parkland College men's basketball team? There's a skinny guy in glasses rolling two oversized Gatorade coolers around on a cart before Wednesday's practice, filling up individual water bottles for the Cobras.

Home sales and prices both up in February

CHAMPAIGN — Home sales increased in February compared to a year ago, signaling an early start to the spring market.

According to the Champaign County Association of Realtors, 135 homes were sold, up 5.5 percent from 128 a year ago, the best year in a decade.

Of the homes sold, 49 were in Champaign and 29 were in Urbana.

More kids can get Head Start thanks to move

URBANA — After a little rearranging and a couple fresh coats of paint, the Urbana Head Start program can now accept nearly double the amount of low-income children it was serving last year.

Just 1 Question: March 23, 2017

Forget professional photographers.

This year, it's up to Monticello students to fill the pages of their high school yearbook. All they need to get their favorite memories featured in the Class of 2017 book: a smartphone and a Snapchat account.