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Smithsonian Water Exhibit Coming To Mahomet In 2016

The Museum of the Grand Prairie in Mahomet will host a Smithsonian exhibit next summer on the role of water in our communities. The exhibit is called Waterways and is part of a nationwide initiative meant to explore water use across the U.S.

Rodney Davis
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Davis Says Trade With Cuba Could Help Overthrow Castro Regime

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) says he supports normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba as a step towards expanded trade with the country, which he believes would help hasten the overthrow of the Castro regime.

In this Dec. 9, 2013 file photo, Dick Van Dyke arrives at the U.S. premiere of "Saving Mr. Banks" at Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif. Van Dyke's childhood home could be torn down after the city condemned the dilapidated building in Da
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Actor Van Dyke’s Childhood Home On Condemned List

The star of films like "Mary Poppins" and TV's "The Dick Van Dyke Show" took to Twitter last week, calling attention to the Danville home he and his brother lived in during high school.

A flow chart laying out the goals of the Smart Energy Design Assistance Program.
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Budget Stalemate Extends To U of I Energy Research

The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center is one of a few areas funded differently on the U of I campus - with money passing through a state agency.   It shut its doors Tuesday, laying off 50 people.