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State Pledges 3.5 Million Dollars to U of I college of ACES

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Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:13pm  |
Last Minute Voting

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Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:32pm  |
Campus Halloween Safety

Champaign -- University of Illinois Campus Police are urging students who are planning on wearing Halloween costumes on campus this weekend to not bring any weapon props or commit any over the top pranks.Police say because of the recent crime in the area, anyone with a weapon who is looking threatening or harassing anyone else may be arrested for disorderly conduct. ...  [Read more]

Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:43pm  |
Halloween, birthday spoiled by missing decorations

URBANA -- A man says he had a feeling something was wrong, and he was right. He woke up Friday morning to find some of his Halloween decorations had disappeared. Steve Stanley says he's always enjoyed decorating for the holidays. People have come to see the inflatables in his front yard for years. But there aren't as many on Friday night as there were on Thursday. He says two of them are gone. And when you find out a little more about Stanley, you'll see why this they mean so much to him. October 31st is kind of a big deal for Steve Stanley. He's been living at his home for about six years and decorating for the..."  [Read more]

Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:28pm  |
ACES expansion

URBANA -- The University of Illinois and ADM are teaming up with state leaders on a $3.5 million project. That money is going toward a feed technology complex for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Students will get the chance to make customized animal food in the new facility, as well as work on other projects. They were excited to hear the news. "It's these types of activities that directly impact the uniqueness of our experiences, for students to truly have world-class, hands-on training that will launch us into careers that will benefit both us and our state long term," said..."  [Read more]

Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:20pm  |
Political groups last push to sway voters

SPRINGFIELD--Many groups are encouraging people to get out and vote. We're 4 days away from election day.And one group's message is supporting issues that affect the poor. Like minimum wage and college affordabilty. That's why they made a stop in the capitol city to get that message to central Illinois voters.We're your local election headquarters.Democratic Americans United for Change wants voters to be mindful this election because of rising college costs and food and gas prices.The bus that made several stops across the country stopped right here in Springfield. The group went on to encourage voters to cast..."  [Read more]

Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:16pm  |
Boneyard concerns after water main break

CHAMPAIGN -- The Illinois EPA has been investigating concerns about water in Champaign County. The Boneyard Creek flows through Champaign and Urbana. Usually water ends up there after it rains. But in the past couple days, it's been collecting from another source as well. A water main break on the University of Illinois campus is to blame. Workers have been cleaning up that water for the past couple days. Stadium Drive was closed between Neil and Oak streets while they did that. It just opened back up on Friday afternoon. University leaders say they're taking care of all the mud and silt. They say some of that..."  [Read more]

Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:14pm  |
Canines get in holiday spirit

URBANA -- If you need help getting in the Halloween spirit, you should see the Illini Service Dogs. They dressed up as characters from "Despicable Me." They spent some time around the quad on Friday, meeting students and making them smile. Trainers ordered the costumes together, but some had to be altered since the dogs are not the same size.  [Read more]

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:52pm  |
CU Health Dis. Says Flu Shots Finally Here

People relying on the public health department for flu shots won’t have to wait any more in Champaign County. The Champaign Urbana Public Health District says the shots have arrived and will soon be available to residents.    The Public Health District’s Brandon Meline says the shots were delayed because of production issues. "Flus mutate and change a lot, so it’s not that they produce a flu vaccine that is used from year to year to year", said Meline. "Depending on how things go, how the flu vaccine actually grows, can really challenge how many doses they can get out, and how..."  [Read more]

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:39pm  |
Consensus hard to come by on Unit 4 Referendum

CHAMPAIGN -- After gathering feedback from their members, the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce can neither oppose or support a $149 million referendum to build a new Champaign High School and renovate Champaign Centennial.  But they are providing members some things to consider as they decide how to vote on election day.The Chamber issued this statement today: Our mission states that we are "a member focused business association" and with mission statements, an organization either gives lip service to the words -- or it lives its mission.     While we know that many of our members have..."  [Read more]

Friday, October 31, 2014, 2:56pm  |
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