The Bailey House in Champaign.

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October 28, 2017

Champaign Planning Staff Supports Effort To Save Historic Sites

A Champaign preservation group won round one in an effort to prevent Unit 4 schools from tearing down several historic properties. The district plans to demolish the sites as part of the Champaign Central High school expansion.


State Senator Chapin Rose.

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October 27, 2017

State EPA To Canvas Homes Near Gas Leak In Rural Mahomet

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency staff will be canvassing homes in rural Mahomet Monday, following reports last December of a natural gas leak from a nearby storage well owned by Peoples Gas.


Illinois Holocaust Museum

October 27, 2017

Survivors as Holograms at the Illinois Holocaust Museum; Halloween for Pets

On the 21st: The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie open its doors to the “Take A Stand Center” on Sunday. The new exhibition includes 3-D technology that shares the stories of brave survivors like Fritzie Fritzshall as holograms. Plus, as the Halloween holiday approaches, we’ve got a unique take on celebrations - for your pets.


Catalan President Carles Puigemont.

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October 27, 2017

Catalonia Declares Independence; Spain Approves Central Takeover Of Region

Lawmakers in Catalonia have declared independence from Spain, in a historic vote that prompted protests and celebration. The government in Madrid, vowing to halt any would-be secession, has authorized the Spanish prime minister to take over direct rule of the previously semi-autonomous region.


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