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Mother of Champaign man shot and killed begging community to help seek justice

Police are still investigating a shooting on March 11th that left 34-year-old Montrez Vonner dead and three others injured. (WCCU) A Champaign mother is speaking out in hopes of getting justice for her son. Champaign police are still investigating a shooting on March 11th that left 34-year-old Montr

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-03-21 22:59:10

Jurors in Danville woman's murder trial shown video of 2017 slaying

DANVILLE - A Vermilion County jury on Tuesday watched video footage of the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Danville man outside a grocery store by the Fair Oaks public housing complex nearly 11 months ago. In the video taken in the early afternoon of April 27, a woman wearing a white shirt is seen w

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-03-21 15:00:00

One person dead on interstate

RANTOUL, Ill. (WCIA) -- At least one person is dead after an accident Wednesday night north of Rantoul. It happened on I-57 around 9:40. Illinois State Police blocked one lane of traffic as they investigated the scene. Two cars were involved. Our crews say they saw a body covered with a sheet on the

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2018-03-22 04:11:25

Political first-timer bests incumbent in Champaign County Board District 10

URBANA - Tanisha King-Taylor, a political novice who is director of the tenant union at the University of Illinois, won a surprisingly easy victory over sitting county board member Chris Stohr in the Democratic primary in county board District 10, which covers southeast Urbana. King-Taylor won with

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-03-21 14:00:00

Mother pleas for help in son's shooting death

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) -- A grieving mother is hopeful someone can help find her son's killer. "I believe somebody somewhere is going to come forward and tell the truth," says Phyllis Driver. Driver's son, Montrez Vonner, was shot on Hickory Street, just east of Neil street in Champaign. He was tak

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2018-03-22 02:36:01

ISP on scene of two separate crashes on I-57

Illinois State Police are on the scene of a fatal crash on I-57 south at milepost 252.5, just north of Rantoul. They are also on the scene of a semi rollover with injuries on I-57 south at milepost 243, just north of Champaign. Drivers in the area are asked to use caution around emergency vehicles,

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-03-21 23:44:01

Rantoul's Jones likely to become next Champaign County sheriff

URBANA - Decades after working his way up through the ranks of Champaign County law enforcement, Rantoul resident Allen Jones is likely on his way to becoming the next sheriff. The county's chief deputy, Jones easily defeated his opponent for sheriff, Greg Worrell of Thomasboro, in the Republican pr

RANTOULPRESS.COM - 2018-03-21 17:30:00

Another threat received at local school

Monticello school officials investigated a threat made to the high school on March 14, the second one made on its schools in 10 days. After investigating, school officials and Monticello police deemed it was not credible. "On Wednesday afternoon, March 14, the Monticello Middle School principal rece

JOURNAL-REPUBLICAN.COM - 2018-03-21 00:44:00

Fire displaces family of four

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) -- The cause of a fire is under investigation, but four people have been displaced. It happened about 2:50 pm, Monday, in the 900-block of Frank Drive. When crews arrived at the scene, they found smoke coming from the garage. They were able to extinguish it quickly. No one was

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2018-03-20 15:16:33

Student accused of sexual assault sues over school dismissal

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - A former University of Illinois student accused of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit alleging the school violated his constitution rights to due process. The News-Gazette reports that the unidentified former student is accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student while she wa

WAND TV - 2018-03-20 21:58:00

Savoy man faces drug charge after fight at west Champaign bar

URBANA - A Savoy man who allegedly possessed cocaine intended for sale last week has been charged with a serious felony. A Champaign police report said shortly after 1 a.m. Friday, officers were sent to a fight at a bar in the 100 block of South Mattis Avenue. Several people told police a man had a


2018 Primary Elections: Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten

CHAMPAIGN,Ill - CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) -- County Clerk Gordy Hulten joins the Morning Show to discuss voting issues throughout the county on election day. Thousands came out to vote in this year's primary, but it wasn't all smooth sailing at some polling places in Champaign county. All day lo

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2018-03-21 14:02:48

Terrorism acts prompt Ford County to seek revocation of Clarence man's probation

PAXTON - Michael J. McWhorter, one of the Ford County men suspected in the bombing of a Minnesota mosque and the failed bombing of a women's health clinic in Champaign, has been ordered to appear in Ford County Circuit Court in June to respond to allegations that he violated the probation he receive

PAXTONRECORD.NET - 2018-03-21 18:24:00

Murder suspect wanted: Cornelius Freeman

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) -- This week's Wanted Subject is Cornelius Freeman. He's wanted on a $1 million warrant for first degree murder. Freeman is a 39-year old man, 5'7", 263 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. Hi last known address is 505 East Birch Street, Carbondale. Anyone with informa


Champaign Toys R Us closing, will remain open at least until May 14

CHAMPAIGN - Although the local Toys R Us will be closing, it plans to remain open through at least May 14, according to a posting on its door. "We have been informed that our location will indeed be liquidating," the posting said. "We have not heard anything on the date that the liquidation sales wi


Police looking for suspects in burglary

RANTOUL, Ill. (WCIA) -- Crime Stoppers is looking for your help with information on this week's Crime of the Week. Sometime between March 10 at 12:00 pm and March 12 at 7:30 pm someone broke into House of Flowers in Rantoul through a window and stole money from the register. It is not known if there


Champaign caregiver who stole from client gets second-chance probation

URBANA - A Champaign woman who admitted stealing money from a disabled woman for whom she provided home care has been sentenced to two years of second-chance probation. Assistant State's Attorney Matt Banach said Rozjolei Jackson, 24, who listed addresses on Valley Road in Champaign and in Chicago,


Firefighters rescue dog from Champaign house while putting out flames in garage

CHAMPAIGN - Firefighters rescued a dog as they fought a garage fire Monday afternoon a house in a neighborhood near Centennial High School. According to Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith, firefighters were called to a home at 908 Frank Drive at 2:48 p.m. Monday after a passer-by noticed smoke coming f


Danville woman's murder trial set to start Tuesday

DANVILLE - The trial of a Danville woman accused of fatally shooting a man following a minor traffic accident is scheduled to begin Tuesday. Lakeisha M. Cunningham, 39, faces three counts of first-degree murder in connection with the April 27, 2017, death of Justin E. Jones, 25, of Danville. Around


Road closed for utility work

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) -- A road will be closed in order for workers to connect utilities nearby. Fourth Street in Champaign will be closed between Daniel Street and Chalmers Street. The road will be closed to through traffic, but access to local properties will be maintained. The road is expected t