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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

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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

Crime-Police-Lights

Mysterious Light in Sky Raises Fear in Champaign, IL Neighborhood

Residents say police aren’t taking them seriously.

04/13/2012

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