Outside the Kraft plant in Champaign.

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News Local/State - November 04, 2015

Kraft Heinz Downsizing Will Affect Jobs, Product, At Champaign Plant

Kraft Heinz says job losses are expected at its Champaign plant, which is losing part of its cheese production to other plants. But the company says seven other North American plants will be closed entirely.

A gas pump display in Jacksonville, Florida.

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News Local/State - November 04, 2015

Gasoline Prices Go Up & Down But Mainly Down: Analyst

Gasoline prices in Champaign-Urbana have gone up and down in recent days, briefly dropping below $2 a gallon for the first time in months. But an analyst with the gas price tracking website GasBuddy.com says he expects prices to be lower, on the whole, going into winter.

Champaign County NAACP President Patricia Avery, addressing the Champaign City Council.

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News Local/State - November 04, 2015

Champaign Approves Tasers For Police Department

Seven weeks after approving the concept in study session, the Champaign City Council voted 6-3 Tuesday night to allow its police department to use Tasers.

Champaign County METCAD 911 logo

Champaign County METCAD 911

News Local/State - November 03, 2015

Urbana Again Seeks Funding Aid Before METCAD Board

Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing will go before the METCAD 911 Policy Board later this month with hopes of spreading out the city's payment, just as the city did in 2014.  An ordinance to pay the $94,000 due fell two votes shy of passage at the Urbana City Council Monday night.

A notice at Senior Services of Central Illinois warns clients that it can no longer open on Fridays because of Illinois' partial government shutdown.

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News Local/State - November 03, 2015

Senior Services Among Victims of Illinois Shutdown

Senior citizens are among those feeling the pain of Illinois' partial government shutdown. AARP and other groups are calling on the state’s top politicians to set aside their differences and pass a state budget.

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