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Nikola Pekovic of the Minnesota Timberwolves serves free sandwiches to customers as part of the Timberwolves "Get Closer" season ticket membership campaign on March 28, 2013 at the Jimmy John's Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jimmy John’s Announces Data Breach

Central Illinois-based sandwich-making chain says customer data was stolen between June and September

09/24/2014

In this undated family photo, Samantha Pitard, left, poses for a photo with Andrey Medeiros. Pitard was one of eight acrobats performing a hair-hanging stunt on Sunday, May 4, 2014, during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus when a clip at the top of the chandelier-like apparatus snapped. Photo: AP/Wayne T. Pitard

Circus Acrobat Willing to Do Hair-Hanging Again

One of eight circus acrobats who plunged about 20 feet to the ground during a hair-hanging act witnessed by thousands says she’ll perform the stunt again.

05/07/2014

Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

IKEA Buying Illinois Wind-Energy Project

IKEA announced Thursday that it is buying a long-planned wind-energy project in eastern Illinois as part of the company’s initiative to offset its energy use with renewable energy generation.

04/11/2014

University-Illinois

U of I Recruiting Rural Students

The university is now offering scholarships to high-achieving students from rural counties.

03/24/2014

SOCHI, RUSSIA - MARCH 12: Mariann Marthisen of Norway (R) defeats Tatyana McFadden of the United States (L) to win the gold in the women's 1km sprint, sitting cross-country during day five of Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

McFadden Wins First Winter Paralympics Medal

Tatyana McFadden, who won three titles at the 2012 London Games in wheelchair racing, claimed silver in the cross-country one-kilometer sprint sitting event in Sochi.

03/12/2014

AmberAlert

AMBER Alert Cancelled, Champaign Teen Found

Cleo Younce left her home around 12:30 p.m. to go for a walk and called her mother around 3:15 to say she had been abducted.

09/06/2013

University-Illinois

University of Illinois Student Arrested For ‘Terrorist-Like Threats’

The Champaign News-Gazette reports Dany Sammak was arrested Saturday after he made what authorities said were “terrorist-like threats” and made shooting gestures with his hands.

09/03/2013

Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty Images

Illinois Senate Upholds Veto Of ‘Smoker Discrimination’ Bill

The bill that would have allowed a private company to discriminate by not hiring smokers. They upheld the governor’s veto of the bill.

12/31/2012

postal service

Postal Service Job Fairs Set For Next Week

Jobs available in Northern Missouri and Southern Illinois.

11/24/2012

voting

Constitutional Activist Says Illinois Amendment Is Confusing

John C. Bambenek, a Champaign resident who’s now running for the state Senate, is suing the state Board of Elections over the amendment.

10/19/2012

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