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Champaign veteran recounts Pearl Harbor

     Seventy years ago, our national security changed forever when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor to ignite World War II.  DWS news reporter Tim Ditman has the story on one Champaign veteran who's life was thrown into a state of confusion after the attack.


Parkland debuts online tuition calculator

     Students who will be attending Parkland College in Champaign have a new way to find out how much they'll have to pay.


UI professor remembers Steve Jobs as a pioneer

     Just days after his passing, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs is already being remembered in Champaign as a pioneer in the world of technology. 


FutureGen not affected by closure of power plant

     Representatives of the FutureGen Alliance and Ameren Energy Resources Company say the closure of the Meredosia power plant in western Illinois is not expected to affect the FutureGen 2.0 project.
    


Convention and Visitor's Bureau looking to prove its worth

    The President and CEO of the Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau says the bureau is keeping track of events in the area and their economic impact on the county.


Wise has big ambitions as she steps in to chancellor role

     The new Vice President and Chancellor of the University of Illinois says the university needs to make sure it plans for the future if it is going to be successful, especially with ongoing budgetary challenges.
    


Flash index rises to highest level in nearly three years

     The University of Illinois Flash Index has risen to its highest point in nearly three years.


Two more cats test positive for Tularemia

     The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District says two more cats have tested positive for the Tularemia disease.
    
     One of those cats is in Champaign.  The other is in Urbana.
    


Champaign Park District gets grant for new rec center

     The Champaign Park District has been awarded a $2.5 million grant that will go towards building a new recreation center.
    


Allerton Park set to get new bridge

     Allerton Park in Monticello will soon have a new bridge at its south entrance.

     On Friday, state and University of Illinois officials gathered for a "bridge breaking" ceremony at the park.