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Rantoul man convicted of beating mother of his children
Tommy Johnson, 35, whose last known address was in the 100 block of South Ludlow Street, faces up to six years in prison when he's sentenced Aug. 27 by Judge Tom Difanis.
2017 Little Miss Champaign County Fair going for another crown
CHAMPAIGN — Usually, young girls going to Disneyland just plan to meet the princesses from their favorite fairy tales. But for Jordynn Huskisson, 2017 Little Miss Champaign County Fair, the main goal is to leave "the happiest place on Earth" as an actual princess.
Police warn residents to lock vehicles at Champaign County Fair
From a demo derby to horse shows and live music -- Champaign County Fair kicks off Friday for the 166th year, but before heading out, organizers and local law enforcement are sharing the common mistakes visitors make to ensure no one runs into any conflict this year.
Champaign PD warn of active fraud scam
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) —The Champaign Police Department is warning the public of an active fraud scam.Police said they received reports of phone scammers posing as law enforcement and other government officials.Champaign PD said in a Tweet they will not call citizens and demand money, personal
VIDEO: Aerial view of Champaign County Fair
Check out an aerial view the Champaign County Fairgrounds as vendors and organizers make their final preparations for the Champaign County Fair, which starts Friday.Videographer/Producer:Anthony Zilis/The News-GazetteLoading Video...
CHAMPAIGN CITY COUNCIL: Police Make Arrest, Seek to Identify Additional Victims in Aggravated Battery Investigation
Draine was arrested for a July 8, 2018 battery that took place near the intersection of Second St. and Green St. in Champaign. Police were called to that area at approximately 2:04 AM for a reported fight, and upon arrival located a 20-year-old unconscious male victim suffering from serious injuries
2018 Champaign County Fair Pocket Guide
Are you ready for some Champaign County Fair action? Because here it comes – from Friday, July 20 through Saturday, July 28. (Before you go any further, this is the about the Champaign County Fair in Urbana, Illinois. NOT Ohio. Just to clear that up!)
Bond lowered for U of I student shot by police
23-year-old Samuel Applebaum's bond is now set at $50,000. It was originally at $100,000.
Student-lunch debts at 3 Champaign schools erased with crowdfunding
That's exactly how the summer effort to reduce the Champaign school district's $25,480 in unpaid lunch debt started: first as one campaign directed toward Carrie Busey Elementary School, then as two others for South Side and Barkstall elementaries. Todd Sweet, who started the first GoFundMe page, de
Shooting investigation at standstill; victim refuses to cooperate
Anthony Washington, 21, of the 1200 block of Aspen Drive, Rantoul, sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the June 1 incident when a gunman walked up to an apartment in the 1100 block of Falcon Drive and began firing a gun.
Champaign advertising group helps donate 700 positive billboards
“They asked them, you know, if you could have your art on a billboard what would you say?" said Art Director Dan Wild.
Murder Trial Begins For Champaign Co. Teen
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, IL — A murder trial against a Champaign County teenager charged as an adult in the reported killing of his surrogate mother began Monday. Springfield News-Sun reported 15-year-old Donovan Nicholas has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to aggravated murder and murder charges,
Judge lowers bond for UI student accused of pointing pellet gun at cops
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Champaign man arrested in Kentucky over March murder
Photo by: Stephen Haas/The News-GazetteChampaign police crime scene technician Russell Beck takes measurements while investigating a fatal shooting in the 1300 block of Sunset Drive on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
Urbana man faces charges after allegedly following teen girls home
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UI settles ‘Make Illinois Great Again’ lawsuit against alumnus for $7.5K
In this Feb. 21, 2007 file photo, University of Illinois mascot Chief Illiniwek performs for the last time during an Illinois basketball game in Champaign, Ill. Illinois says the school is ending its tradition of playing “war chant” music during sporting events. Athletic department spokesman Kent Br
El Charro being replaced by 7-story apartment building
Photo by: Rick Danzl/The News-GazetteThe lot where El Charro once stood is shown Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 55 E. Green St., C. Green Street Realty owner Chris Saunders is redeveloping it with a seven-story retail and apartment building.Other Related ContentFormer Champaign Elks Lodge to be turned
Champaign County's Wanted Subject: Marco Quintanilla
He's wanted on $100,000 bond for failure to appear for aggravated DUI. Quintanilla is a 23-year old man, Hispanic, 5'8", 120 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. His last known address is 1012 West Eureka Street, Champaign.
Crime Stoppers: Champaign armed robbery
Tipsters are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS, 373tips.com, or through the P3 Tips mobile app.
Crime of the week: Man wanted for armed robbery
The suspect was described as a black male in his 30’s, 5’9” tall and 170 lbs. He was last seen wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt pulled tight around his face, gray pants and a black bookbag.