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Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Tommy, a guest at The Phoenix, strums his guitar in the recreation room of the drop-in center on Dec. 16.
January 22, 2015

Melany Jackson looks across the room, her eyes observing the intimate community she created.She sees two men and a woman, drifting off on a red leather couch. She watches her virtuoso friend Tommy, strumming...

Four arrested in campus armed robbery

December 21, 2014

As they were headed home from a night at a campus bar, four victims were robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning near Fifth and Clark streets, according to a Champaign police press release.  Champaign...

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