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'My heart has been snatched from me' (w/video)

The mother of a dismembered woman recounts identifying her remains as Deundrea Weatherspoon, 25, of Urbana becomes the fourth person to be sentenced to seven years in prison over the heinous act.

'My heart has been snatched from me' (w/video)

Getting Personal: Mitch Marlow

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The 51-year-old Champaign resident who works as sales and public-relations manager at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign chatted with staff writer Melissa Merli.


The Reluctant Townie: A father's plea to keep the ACA

If Congress kills the Affordable Care Act and its protection of pre-existing conditions (of which Type 1 diabetes is a major offender), my 5-month-old will be on the hook for $2,000 a month for the rest of her life.


Wired In: Kevin Guo

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Each week, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week: The co-founder of Skydro, which uses self-guided (autonomous) drones to detect moisture content and help farmers.


Weekend Planner: MLK, creatively expressed

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The 2017 university-and-community commemorations of the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. come to an end today, with the Community Celebration from 10 a.m. to noon at Krannert Center.

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Mon, 01/23/2017 - 5:12pm

Danville man charged after slow tow-truck chase on I-74

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Police pursued the truck for several hours until it ran out of gas. They then arrested Robert L. Snook, 41, whom the truck driver said had driven it away after he stopped to hook his vehicle up differently.

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 4:56pm

UPDATE: Train derailment snarls traffic in Danville

UPDATE: Train derailment snarls traffic in Danville

A CSX spokesman said the Monday-afternoon accident near the crossing at East Liberty Lane in Danville caused no injuries to either train's crew and did not involve any hazardous materials.

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 7:00am

Urbana seeking options for increased cycling

Urbana seeking options for increased cycling

Already a community recognized for its biking friendliness, Urbana recently approved a new plan to, in part, encourage more residents to ditch the steering wheel and get behind handlebars.

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 9:43am

UPDATE: One dead, three injured in head-on crash in Edgar County

The coroner ID'd the victim as Beverly A. Whitkanack, 78, of Paris. 

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 1:10pm

Rantoul hopes to have new police chief by May

The mayor of Rantoul said he is hopeful to begin the process of finding a new police chief by March 1.

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 7:00am

'Very brave' Hamilton recalls Army service

'Very brave' Hamilton recalls Army service

As an MP in Germany and France, Army Cpl. Earl Hamilton captured, with an unloaded pistol, a criminal the French police had on their most-wanted list.

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 7:00am

Pope talks local farming before Monday speech

Pope talks local farming before Monday speech

The featured speaker at Monday’s annual meeting of the Champaign County Farm Bureau will provide an early outlook on the 2017 farm season.


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