November 26, 2013
By Cheryl Silver/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- This month marks the fourth anniversary of my father’s death. It’s also the fifth year I’ve recognized November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
My dad’s story is eerily similar to so many others who’ve battled the disease. In July of 2008, he complained of a minor pain in his stomach. When a double-hernia surgery didn’t resolve the issue, his doctor recommended a...
November 21, 2013
By Pamela G. Dempsey/CU-CitizenAccess -- Dozens of Champaign County residents – past and present – are set to lose more than $12,000 total by the end of November.
Known as “Abandoned Bonds,” the cash is from unclaimed money by those who posted bonds on court cases that have since been resolved.
November 20, 2013
City safety inspectors find hundreds of fire hazards and safety violations in fraternities and sororities at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign each year, yet it can take months before some violations are corrected, inspection documents show.
Almost all of the 60 fraternities and sororities inspected in 2012 had violations, many of which included disconnected smoke detectors, overloaded extension...
November 20, 2013
By Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess -- Though the City of Urbana’s website has been down for nearly two weeks, city officials said they still don’t know when it will be back up.
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Two decades later, his use came to a quick end when he was arrested April 5, 2010, in Mattoon, Ill. The arrest came after he spent 22 straight days high on meth.
He had been in a friend’s garage for about the final two weeks “just cooking and doing dope” before the police found him, said Pasley, 35.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture was forced to send home tens of thousands of employees because of Tuesday’s government shutdown.
As a result, the agriculture department and its nearly two dozen agencies are operating at limited capacity – or not at all.
But even though important agencies such as the Farm Service Agency and the Risk Management Agency will be shut down almost entirely, agriculture officials said that Midwest farmers and producers won’t be affected that much.
Inspectors found broken coolers and equipment and food out of safe temperature ranges in each restaurant.
One restaurant was temporarily closed after inspectors found multiple violations, including raw chicken out of safe temperature ranges stored in a broken cooler.