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Tom's Mailbag Feb. 27, 2015

From a long-ago celebration at Memorial Stadium of George Washington’s birth to the future of the old Coca-Cola plant in Champaign, this week's 'bag is stuffed with goodies

Tom's Mailbag Feb. 27, 2015
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Police still seek witnesses to bus-pedestrian accident

Police still seek witnesses to bus-pedestrian accident

Champaign police continue to seek witnesses to the bus accident earlier this week in downtown Champaign that left a pedestrian critically injured.

Business

Climbing facility to open this spring

Climbing facility to open this spring

"We've ... seen small climbing gyms we want to emulate. We thought we could build something like that here."

Local

Parents feel 'blindsided' in DUI sentence for driver who hit their daughter

Parents feel 'blindsided' in DUI sentence for driver who hit their daughter

Jerry and Jan Emmert said they felt "blindsided" by a plea agreement offered to a teenage drunken driver who gravely injured their 24-year-old daughter last August.

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Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:00am

IYB sneak peek: New Blind Pig about to open

IYB sneak peek: New Blind Pig about to open

The double doors? They’re from the interior of the old Jumer’s Castle Lodge in Urbana (now the Urbana Landmark Hotel).


Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:38pm

Cubit sentenced to court supervision in DUI case

Cubit sentenced to court supervision in DUI case

The director of student athlete development for the University of Illinois football team who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence was sentenced Friday to two years of court supervision.


Fri, 02/27/2015 - 7:00am

Critics: Fire Wise over diversity shortfall

Critics: Fire Wise over diversity shortfall

Prompted by shrinking numbers of black students at the University of Illinois, some community activists are calling on trustees not to renew Chancellor Phyllis Wise's contract.


Fri, 02/27/2015 - 7:00am

Two UI officers return to duty; no charges from New Year's incident

Two UI officers return to duty; no charges from New Year's incident

"From our review of the investigation, it is the opinion of the state's attorney that the officers involved were authorized to use deadly force."


Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:18pm

Man sentenced to six years for fatal DUI crash

Man sentenced to six years for fatal DUI crash

Deportation likely after man's release 


Fri, 02/27/2015 - 7:00am

'By-mail' ballot requests rolling in

"We're up significantly and we still have 40 days until the election."


Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:11am

Introducing the area's lottery winner

Introducing the area's lottery winner

Construction company owner Chris Vice will receive $712,500 after federal and state taxes are withheld. 


 

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    Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

    Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.