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CHAMPAIGN – Police Chief R.T. Finney says it's likely he'll again ask the city council to allow the police department to buy and use Tasers.

But the leader of a local citizens group vows police will encounter opposition to such a…

Five years after losing out because of a state clerical error, Champaign County has won a $9 million federal grant to overhaul services for troubled youths.

The six-year grant will fund an ambitious program to coordinate and improve help for…

Harold Bernard "Bernie" Drish, 67, departed this life at 12:15 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at his residence after a brief battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 30, at Greater Holy Temple Church, 1409 W.…

CHAMPAIGN – With 13 school days left in the existing Washington Elementary School building, students, parents and teachers – past and present – celebrated the school's 50-plus years of history.

The school hosted a "Night to Remember" on…

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Photo Caption: Janice Mitchell (left) with parent Elysia Monroe and her son Darrion Brown at what will be the new Neighborhood Connection Center on E. Main Street in Urbana on 2009 By Darrell Hoemann

Article: The Neighborhood Community Center,…

Legal assistance foundation to dedicate new home on Friday

Mon, 04/07/2008 - 7:01am | The News-Gazette
CHAMPAIGN – The Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation will dedicate its new building in north Champaign on Friday.

The…

Article on Buddie's Bar.

Sat, 03/06/2010 - 2:00am | Patrick Wade
CHAMPAIGN – After more than 11 years of restriction, one-way traffic in the Bristol Place neighborhood will become two-way Tuesday, but those involved say it is more than just the city taking down a few…

Recent newspaper clippings on Salem Baptist Church:

1) Music educator Willie Summerville again teaching class

Thu, 01/21/2010 - 7:00am | The News-Gazette
CHAMPAIGN – Longtime music educator Willie Summerville will again teach a music class…