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Champaign police sergeant charged with solicitation of a sexual act

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) —A Champaign police sergeant has been charged with solicitation of a sexual act.Josh Ketchem is accused of offering a female money to perform sexual intercourse with him, according to Illinois State Police.During Illinois State Police's investigation, a series of text mes

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-11-15 18:18:41

Urbana school leader charged with eavesdropping on board meeting

Investigators say 35-year-old Samuel Byndom, assistant superintendent of student learned in Urbana School District 116, placed a recorder pen in a closed board meeting on Oct. 28. The board, which did not include Byndom, was planning to talk about employment issues.

WAND TV - 2018-11-15 20:58:00

Champaign Unit 4 teachers preparing to strike

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) —Champaign Unit 4 teachers are preparing to strike - filing a 10-day notice after a late night of contract negotiations.Wednesday night was the 10th bargaining session between the Champaign Federation of Teachers and Unit 4 officials.CFT demanded smaller class sizes and more p

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-11-15 16:59:37

Two arrested for package theft in Champaign

After 20,000 shares, Champaign Police Department officers were able to catch the two suspects involved.

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-11-14 18:11:23

Marijuana possession fines could drop in Champaign

As of early November, a person caught with a small amount of the drug in Urbana would pay $50. In Champaign, the same crime means at least $350 in fines.


Man charged with stealing from employees at 4 Champaign stores

22-year-old Antonio Carr is charged with four counts of burglary for allegedly taking wallets, phones, cash and personal items from employee areas at three Champaign businesses on Sept. 18.

WAND TV - 2018-11-14 14:50:00

14-year veteran state trooper pleads guilty to soliciting prostitute

In exchange for his plea, more serious felony charges of official misconduct that alleged he did so while on the job as a trooper were dismissed, the News Gazette reports.

WAND TV - 2018-11-15 15:27:00

Clark, Champaign County ready for winter weather

“We’ve got about 5,000 tons of salt on hand in the barns and about another 3,000 under contract,” Clark County Engineer Johnathan Burr said. “We like having salt on our grounds and having it full starting out. Sometimes when you get hit it hard (with weather) it kind of strains the delivery process.

SPRINGFIELD NEWS SUN - 2018-11-15 06:00:00

Champaign Co. Airbnb hosts earn $200K during UI games

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Airbnb hosts in Champaign County earned more than $200,000 hosting guests for University of Illinois games.

WAND TV - 2018-11-15 16:03:00

The Gigantic Champaign-Urbana Holiday Fun Guide | ChambanaMoms.com

There’s something magical about the holiday season in Champaign-Urbana, for kids and parents alike. The twinkling lights, the fresh snow (if we’re lucky), and the excitement in the air all make this a memorable time of year.

CHAMBANAMOMS.COM - 2018-11-15 11:56:49

WINTER STORM WARNING: Significant November Snowfall

WINTER STORM WARNINGin effectuntil 6pm Thursdayfor Fayette, Greene, Macoupin, and Montgomery counties. Snow totals will be up to 6" Thursday.

NEWSCHANNEL20.COM - 2018-11-14 18:08:26

UPDATE: 2 to 3 inches of snow reported in Champaign County

Photo by: Robin Scholz/The News-GazetteA pedestrian walks past steam escaping from the ground Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, near Abbott Power Plant on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign.

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-11-15 07:00:00

Suspected gang members arrested, decline in shooting incidents

It's been two weeks since the last shooting incident in Champaign-Urbana, and a month since police identifiedsix menwith possible ties to recent gang violence. Since then, four of the six suspects have been taken into custody on outstanding arrest warrants.


Champaign County Board forgives nursing home's loans

The nursing home was loaned $250,000 in March of 2017 and another $250,000 in August of that same year.

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-11-14 18:07:03

State trooper from Charleston admits soliciting prostitute

Leonard W. "Len" Kirkpartick, 50, pleaded guilty to a charge of solicitation of a sexual act. He was accused of soliciting sex from a woman he thought was a prostitute by means of an online classified ad on June 22.


Champaign Police: Forgery reported at Busey Bank, one arrested

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) —Champaign Police Department is on scene at Busey Bank on West University Avenue.Police said the situation is not a bank robbery, but a forgery in progress.One subject has been arrested.More details to come.


Chicago man accused of stealing from employee areas of 4 Champaign stores

Photo by: Champaign County JailAntonio Carr, 22, of Chicago, charged Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, with three counts of burglary for allegedly taking wallets, phones, cash and other personal items from employee areas at three Champaign businesses on Sept. 18.


Georgetown Tops Illini Men 88-80

Patrick Ewing's Georgetown Hoyas outlasted the Illini men in a frenetic basketball game last night at State Farm Center. The final score was 88-80.The Hoyas' size advantage proved the difference as Georgetown out-rebounded the hosts by a 39-26 margin, and blocked six Illini shots.Coach Brad Underwoo

ILLINOIS.EDU - 2018-11-14 14:11:00

Champaign man accused of having meth for sale in June

Photo by: Champaign County JailJoshua Auteberry, 33, of Champaign, arraigned Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, on charges of delivery of methamphetamine and possession of a look-alike substance in a June 1 incident in Champaign.


Champaign, Urbana Councils review marijuana possession fines

"I'm not really sure why exactly...cruelty to animals or any number of things," Greg Stock, council member, said.