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Champaign woman gets second-chance probation for theft from employer

Shannon Riggin, 30, will also have to serve a month of electronic home confinement as part of her sentence and make restitution to Busey Bank in Rantoul of $18,000.

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-09-19 19:37:00

Litchfield man charged in alleged machete attack at Champaign house

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NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-09-18 21:39:00

Single-vehicle accident blocks lane of I-57 near Champaign

According to Master Sgt. Kerrick Leatherwood, the accident happened about 1:15 a.m. in the northbound lanes at mile marker 230, just north of the Monticello Road exit. The left lane was blocked for about 40 minutes while the scene was cleared.


Urbana Park District hosts welcoming week event

As part of welcoming week, the district opened its doors for people to learn about health, wellness, environmental and community programs at the park district.

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-09-19 22:05:04

Man accused of raping woman after she refused to prostitute herself

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NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-09-19 14:39:00

💸 Bills upon bills: The 20 worst deadbeat parents of Illinois

A "deadbeat" parent is classified as those who owe $5,000 or more in past-due child support.These are the 20 parents that owe the most in past-due child support accumulated under an Illinois court or an administrative support order pursuant to Section 12-12.1 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.Source:I

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-09-19 13:30:00

Urbana hotel temporarily closed due to faulty fire alarms

URBANA —The City of Urbana Fire officials today ordered the Garden Hotel at 1001 Killarney Street to be closed due to a faulty fire alarm system. The City has been working with the hotel’s general manager for several weeks to address significant fire alarm system malfunctions.“This is a major life-s

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-09-19 14:28:04

Elevate Trampoline Park opens in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN (WCCU) —Champaign is now home to a new trampoline park.Elevate Trampoline Park opened Friday.The new park is located on Country Fair Drive near the Department of Human Services.Elevate will host different events every week, including family night and theme Thursdays.There are also dodge-ba


Champaign PD using parking lot as internet purchase exchange location

CHAMPAIGN (WCCU) —If you buy or sell items online, you can now use the Champaign Police Department to do so.The parking lot is being used as Champaign's internet purchase exchange location.The designated zone includes two well-lit parking spots, marked by signs.The zone is under 24-hour video survei

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-09-18 21:53:04

Conditional discharge for Champaign man who slugged cop

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NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-09-18 16:06:00

Champaign Police Offer Safe Venue For The Exchange Of Goods Sold Online

The venue includes two well-lit parking spots, marked by signs, which will be under 24-hour video surveillance.

ILLINOIS.EDU - 2018-09-19 11:05:00

North Champaign Wendy's closed temporarily for maintenance

Photo by: Ben Zigterman/The News-GazetteA sign reading 'closed' was taped over the speaker Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in the drive-thru at the Wendy's on North Prospect in Champaign. The restaurant at 2033 N. Prospect Ave. was closed only temporarily for maintenance and is set to reopen Tuesday.Other R


Urbana group wants to rename neighborhood to clean up reputation

The goal is to reclaim the Silver Vawter neighborhood in Urbana and give it a fresh start. The group leader, Giovanna DiBenedetto, along with others in the neighborhood, are working on the project with city leaders and the Urbana Police Department and said they want residents and especially the kids


Champaign Toast: A Look Back at the 2012 Penn State vs. Illinois Game

The 2012 Penn State football team will forever be remembered in the rich history of the program. In late September of that season, the Nittany Lions visited Illinois to open up conference play, but this game was like none before. After the NCAA sanctions were levied that July, one of the major ramif

ROARLIONSROAR.COM - 2018-09-19 13:30:00

Champaign-Urbana Area Veterinarian Guide | ChambanaMoms.com

The University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, affiliated with the College of Veterinary Medicine, is a full-service hospital that provides outstanding, compassionate treatment for dogs and cats, horses, exotic animals, and farm animals.

CHAMBANAMOMS.COM - 2018-09-18 13:56:35

Don't Punish Pain: rally fights for patients needing opioid medication

A “Don’t Punish Pain” rally held in Urbana on Tuesday was part of national movement to get the CDC to change its opioid prescribing guidelines.URBANA, ILL. (WCCU) —A “Don’t Punish Pain” rally held in Urbana on Tuesday was part of national movement to get the CDC to change itsopioid prescribing guide

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-09-18 18:31:02

Champaign Police have made their parking lot a “safe space” for online purchase exchanges

If you've ever bought or sold something on Craigslist or some other online buying/selling site, you know that there's always a little apprehension about the actual exchange of goods. Are you going to be showing up at the door of a serial killer? Or maybe bringing one to your door? Okay, that might b


Penn State vs. Illinois Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

Date: Friday, September 21Game Time: 9:00 ETVenue: Memorial Stadium, Champaign, ILNetwork: FS1

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS - 2018-09-18 18:22:49

Company lands largest deal in 60-year history

The contract is worth $73 million. A Colorado company, FlightSafety Services Corporation, won that contract. Frasca International will act as subcontractors.

WCIA - 2018-09-18 21:21:01

West Side Park in Champaign set for upgrades

CHAMPAIGN (WCCU) —West Side Park in Champaign is getting an upgrade this fall.The Champaign Park District announced the 26-year-old playground will be demolished Thursday.New replacement equipment will include a tot play structure for kids two to five years old and a larger play structure for five t