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Take Back the Night rally & march

URBANA -- People will be taking a stand against sexual violence Thursday night during the 35th Annual Take Back the Night Rally. It's held by the Women's Resources Center and Rape Advocacy, Counseling and Education Services (RACES). Antoinette Hobbs is a volunteer there. She's also a survivor of sexual assault. She's held the secret for more than 20-years. But, after finding RACES and opening up, she says a weight was lifted off her shoulders. Now she wants to help other victims feel the same freedom. 35th Annual Take Back the NightMarch & Rally Against Sexual ViolenceMarch to CourthouseThursday6:30 pmUI Quad  [Read more]

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:23pm  |
Cake for Wrigley's 100th tossed!

Update: 4:00 pm, 4/24/14, ThursdayCHICAGO -- A lot of Cubs' fans may find this hard to swallow. The 400-pound cake created for Wednesday's 100th celebration ended up in a dumpster. The Cubs issued this statement:         The Chicago Cubs are disappointed in how our Wrigley Field display cake was         disposed following a charity event. The team made a decision not to serve the         edible portion after the cake was on display outside most of the day. Though..."  [Read more]

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:00pm  |
Guilty plea results in 20-year sentence

CASEY -- An area man is sentenced to 20-years in prison for trying to kill his estranged wife. 41-year old Henry Bice pleaded guilty to stabbing her multiple times near her home in September. He'll have to serve at least 17 years.  [Read more]

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:43pm  |
Midday Update: Statue to honor Roger Ebert; FDA wants to regulate e-cigs

 Statue to honor Roger Ebert; FDA wants to regulate e-cigs  [Read more]

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:16pm  |
Consumer Watch: Apple boasts profits; market performance update

 Apple boasts profits; market performance update  [Read more]

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:14pm  |
Quinn Backs Term Limits For Constitutional Officers

A proposal for term limits for Illinois constitutional officers received the support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner yesterday (Wednesday). Now, Governor Pat Quinn says he supports the plan. Republican leaders from the state House and Senate have proposed an amendment (SJRCA 0069) to the Illinois Constitution that would limit officers such as governor, treasurer and comptroller to two terms, including partial terms lasting more than two years. If it were already enacted, the proposal would prevent Quinn from running this year for a 2nd full term in office, because of the partial term he..."  [Read more]

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:21pm  |
No-Meeting Notice for City Council

There will be no City Council meeting held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Champaign City Council will take place on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at 102 N. Neil Street in Council Chambers.  [Read more]

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:32am  |
More arrests in triple shooting

Latest: 11:31 am, 4/24/14, ThursdayDANVILLE -- Police arrested two more men in connection with last Friday's shooting on Moore Street. It brings the total number of suspects to five. Kinnie Walker and Jeremie Reeves, both 25 of Danville, were taken into custody about 4:30 pm Wednesday, in the 1600-block of Beechwood. Walker faces a preliminary charge of aggravated battery with a firearm and Reeves is charged with mob action. Three others were previously arrested. Malcolm Dunn faces charges of unlawful use of a gun, while Joquin Washington and Cordario Townsend face charges of aggravated battery. Three people..."  [Read more]

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:30am  |
Full of Pepper and Light: Welcoming the Gwendoyln Brooks Papers to the University of Illinois

Gwendolyn Brooks is probably best know for her poem “We Real Cool.” Brooks, a Pulitzer Prize Winner and a past Poet Laureate for the state of Illinois, died in 2000. Last fall, the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library acquired her archives. Tonight, at 7:30 at the Lincoln Hall Theater there will be an event serving as an official welcoming of those papers. Earlier this week, Ron Bailey, Chair of African-American Studies at the U of I, stopped by the WILL Studios to talk with Illinois Public Media's Jason Croft about Brooks, her archives, and the impact of her work.  The..."  [Read more]

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:28am  |
Washington Street Drainage Improvements (Robeson Court Detention Basin)

The City of Champaign has awarded a contract to Stark Excavating for the construction of the Washington Street drainage improvements. This project will consist of constructing a new detention basin and amenities along with an upgraded storm sewer system at the intersection of Washington and Russell Street. The basin improvements will be complete before the...(Read the Rest...)  [Read more]

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:19am  |
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