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Illinois Unveils Starting Five Bobblehead Set .

All five starters from 2005's Final Four team are now immortalized in plastic figurine 1,000 fans will receive the Deron Williams doll on Wednesday.After that, Williams bobble-heads will be available for sale to the public. The figurines of Roger Powell, James Augustine, Luther Head and Dee Brown are already on sale.  Assistant athletics director Marty Kaufmann oversaw the bobble-head promotion. He said the former student-athletes will profit from the use of their likenesses Kaufmann says each of the former players have their own agreement with the university.$25-hundred dollars for up to the..."  [Read more]

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 8:36am  |  will.illinois.edu
Former Illini Players To Get Paid For Depiction As Bobbleheads.

Wednesday night's Illinois men's basketball game against Nebraska is the season's home finale for the Illini, and the last night of the team's Bobble-head promotion, which began in January. Bobble heads are big business, and the university had to decide if they could pay the players involved for using their images.   The Bobbleheads immortalize all five starters from 2005's Final Four team in plastic figurine 1,000 fans will receive the Deron Williams doll on Wednesday.After that, Williams bobble-heads will be available for sale to the public. The figurines of Roger Powell, James Augustine, Luther Head..."  [Read more]

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 8:36am  |  will.illinois.edu
Bat-Killing White-Nose Syndrome Spreads In Illinois

A disease responsible for the deaths of millions of bats has spread in Illinois. The white-nose syndrome gets its name from a fungus that grows on affected bats' noses. Scientists say infected bats often show odd behavior - like taking daytime flights - when they're supposed to be hibernating. It's suspected that depletes their fat reserves, and causes the bats to become emaciated, and eventually die.  Illinois tried to ward it off; caves managed by the state have been closed to the public since 2010. Still, the disease was first detected in Illinois bats in 2013, in Hardin, LaSalle, Monroe and..."  [Read more]

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 8:11am  |  will.illinois.edu
Legislation For Mahomet Aquifer Advances

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:39pm  |  wicd15.com
Group Ranks U of I Worst For Freedom of Speech

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:38pm  |  wicd15.com
Third Arrest in Feb. Shootings

CHAMPAIGN-A third arrest was made in connection with a weekend shooting spree in February.                                            24-year-old Anthony Fowler was arrested in Chicago for aggravated discharge of a fire-arm specifically a shooting on Feb 14. ...  [Read more]

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:28pm  |  wicd15.com
Innovation Celebration for new businesses

URBANA -- New businesses in Champaign-Urbana are being honored for their hard work. The companies were spotlighted at the 10th annual Innovation Celebration. It's hosted by the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation. Nearly a dozen awards were handed out Tuesday Night, acknowledging the excellence in management to economic development. Some of the companies nominated this year include Yahoo, Agrible, and Neutral Cycle.  [Read more]

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:05pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Proposed plan cuts state police budget

ILLINOIS -- When it comes to police, cities could get less money from the state, and the Governor's plan could leave some doing more work. It would also mean a drop in drunk driving enforcement. Governor Rauner wants to cut more than nine million out of the Illinois State Police budget, putting a freeze on hiring new troopers. Subtract retiring officers and that leaves the force short-handed. There were nearly 17,000 alcohol citations in 2012. Since then, the numbers have gone down, especially last year. It will continue to decrease through 2016 under the new proposal. The Champaign County Sheriff's office says..."  [Read more]

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 9:55pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Man arrested for Valentine's Day shooting

CHAMPAIGN -- A man is facing weapons charges for his involvement in a shooting. It happened near Walnut and Washington street on Valentine's Day. Police say Anthony Fowler fired shots into a crowd, but no one was hurt. Police also say it could be connected to a murder that happened in the summer. U.S Marshels arrested Fowler in Chicago.  [Read more]

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 9:23pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
Gleason appointed City Manager

DECATUR -- The city is getting a new manager: Timothy Gleason will be taking over. He’s been the city administrator for Washington, Illinois for the past three years. There, Gleason led public works through the 2013 tornado. The city says his experience will be valuable to Decatur.  [Read more]

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 9:07pm  |  .illinoishomepage.net
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