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Local news headlines for Wednesday, May 16

Shuffling in the Champaign City Council and the county board:

·         Champaign council to set procedure for filling Harrison’s seat” (N-G)

·         Former councilman McIntosh first to apply for District 3 seat” (N-G)

·         GOP taps Mitchell as county board candidate” (N-G)

Urbana council follows Prussing’s lead:

·         Gas tax hike plan has Urbana council support” (N-G)

Holy cow, would you believe that some are for it and some are against?

·         Local Reaction to Quinn, Obama Supporting Same-Sex Marriage” (WICD)

A visit from the state public health director:

·         Public Health chief to be in Champaign” (N-G)

·         State health chief backs Quinn’s $1-a-pack cigarette tax plan” (N-G)

·         Health Director in Champaign” (WICD)

Southwest Champaign’s tax dodgers attempt to put a democratic face on avoiding providing bus service to the new YMCA:

·         Southwest MTD tables decisions” (N-G)

Oh, thank goodness:

·         Video Gaming Legalized In City Bars” (WCIA)


·         Sustainable Student Farm summer season begins Thursday” (DI)

·         Letter carrier food drive nets 20,000 pounds of food in C-U” (N-G)

·         More Art in the Park” (WCIA)

·         2012 Spring Planting Wraps Up Early” (WCIA)

·         Senior Citizens Facing a Threat of Hunger” (WICD)

·         County Board Members Push for Building Ordinance” (WICD)

·         CPD holds special units open house ‘to educate community’” (DI)

·         Edison students turn studies into sculpture” (N-G)

·         State won’t pursue man’s conviction in 1980 murder” (N-G)

·         Illinois May Allow Mini Horses as Service Animals” (WILL)

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