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February 27, 2015 - News Local/State

Delays Lead To Charges Dropped Against Defendant In Redding Murder

Delays in analyzing evidence have prompted Champaign County prosecutors to drop murder charges against Devon Craig in connection with last summer's shooting death of Allen Redding. But those charges could be refiled later.

In this March 16, 2011 file photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.'s nuclear plant in Byron, Illinois.

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February 26, 2015 - News Local/State

Low-Carbon Bill Could Help Exelon Plants, Including Clinton

After issuing warnings it may have to close down half its nuclear fleet, Exelon has introduced a proposal it says would keep them open.  It signals the start of what's expected to be a long debate over Illinois' energy policy.

Steven Salaita speaks during a news conference in Champaign in September.

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February 26, 2015 - News Local/State

U of I Asks Court To Dismiss Salaita Lawsuit

The university said the professor had no binding contract.  Salaita's lawyer argues that he was already hired to teach in the Native American Studies program.

Champaign Unit 4 Board member Kathy Richards speaks at Wednesday's forum

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February 26, 2015 - News Local/State

Public Weighs In On Dodds Proposal At Park Board Forum

The Champaign Park District Board could vote in two weeks on whether to continue talks on a proposed land swap with Champaign Unit 4 schools, enabling for a Central High School in Dodds Park.

Illini Austin Colbert guards Iowa's Aaron White in Wednesday's loss at Iowa.

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February 26, 2015 - News Local/State

Iowa Downs Illini 68-60

The Illini drop to 7-8 in the Big Ten with their loss at Iowa Wednesday night. Rayvonte Rice led Illinois with 20 points.

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February 25, 2015 - News Local/State

Champaign County Board Reviews $32 Million Jail Plan

The plan would consolidate Champaign County jail operations in an expanded and renovated satellite jail, but some county board members and citizens want more emphasis on programs to lower the county's incarceration rate.

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock speaking to reporters in Peoria, IL.

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February 25, 2015 - News Local/State

Schock Defends Travels on Campaign Donors’ Airplanes

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) says he uses private planes owned by campaign donors to stay in touch with constituents and for campaign fundraising ... but is now reviewing his office procedures concerning the expenses.

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