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Champaign man shot while wielding nunchaku faces home-invasion charge

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NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-06-21 20:31:00

Champaign County's Wanted Subject: Kendall Jones

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) -- Crime Stoppers is looking for Kendall Jones. He's wanted on $102,500 bonds for failure to appear for domestic battery and civil warrant.

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2018-06-21 14:26:07

Police nab another alleged bike thief

Police arrested 24-year old Giovanni Bartolo-Diego about 9:30 pm, Thursday, near University Avenue & Fifth Street.

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2018-06-22 17:34:56

Dad accused of causing baby's brain injury

Police say the 4-month old boy is hospitalize with a brain injury. 18-year old William Glowiak, of St. Joseph, is charged with a class X felony.

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2018-06-21 21:32:36

Funnel clouds spotted in Champaign, Danville areas

The National Weather Service reported Friday afternoon that several funnel clouds have been spotted Friday on a line from Danville to Champaign to Taylorville.The weather service said on rare occasions, the funnel clouds may briefly touch down and become a tornado.You should monitor the conditions a

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-06-22 13:39:00

U of I police arrest 24-year-old for alleged bike theft

University of Illinois Police arrested 24-year-old Giovanni Bartolo-Diego, of Champaign, for alleged theft.

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-06-22 13:03:43

Urbana leading the pack on homebuilding permits so far this year

Urbana has had 33, Champaign 32, Savoy 27 and Mahomet 24, according to data compiled by Libby Horwitz, economic development coordinator for Urbana.

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-06-22 07:00:00

Homeowner asks elected officials to help with parcel situation

As we've been reporting for six months, the company bought part of Kim Harden's backyard. Nasty Joe's owns a strip the size of a bowling lane that was up for auction for years, but Harden had no idea, because no one told her, until company representative Brian Nastruz sent harden a letter, telling h

ILLINOISHOMEPAGE.NET - 2018-06-22 10:17:16

The Quest to Reinvent Urbana’s Lincoln Square

At a recent meeting of the Urbana Historic Preservation Commission, members of the panel were asked to close their eyes and think back to a public place they had really enjoyed. The commissioners remembered places they had been that were easy to explore on foot, and filled with greenery and interest

ILLINOIS.EDU - 2018-06-22 02:22:00

U of I student arrested at traffic stop Wednesday

URBANA, Ill. (WCCU) —A University of Illinois student as arrested earlier Wednesday morning for allegedly trying to flee a scene and hitting a police vehicle.21-year-old Charles Edge was originally pulled over for using his cellphone while driving.Edge then sped and was pulled over a second time.He


Sheriff: Siren changes made

"If a trained spotter sees a wall cloud with rotation — the spinning up in the air — approaching our area, we will sound," he said.

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-06-22 11:30:00

Cupcake shop coming to Carriage Center in September

Smallcakes, which has some 200 locations around the country, hopes to open in early September, according to real-estate brokers Tim Harrington and Josh Markiewicz of Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty.

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-06-21 17:52:00

Attempted traffic stop yields drug charges for Champaign man

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Champaign man arrested at traffic stop Tuesday

Willis is charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, driving under revocation, aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer and possession of a controlled substance.


Champaign Movie Makers holding free screening to mark 10 years of projects

The group started with a handful of artists brought together by independent filmmaker Johnny Robinson and, over the past decade, has turned out dozens of projects every year.

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-06-21 07:00:00

Champaign-Urbana will soon be home to a unique community

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WRSP) —Residents of Champaign Urbana and its surrounding communities will soon have the pleasure of visiting or working at Lodgic Everyday CommunityLodgic is a café, workplace, childcare center and much more.Executive Director Jori Orsini tells us more.For more information visit the


West Nile shows up in Champaign County earlier than usual

The first sign of the virus was detected recently in an infected mosquito batch in Champaign, according to Jeff Blackford, coordinator of the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District's mosquito-control program.

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2018-06-21 07:00:00

Champaign council approves sweeping rules changes for parking spots

Council member Clarissa Nickerson Fourman, the lone dissenter, said she believes the beefed-up rules will only push unwanted activity into other parking lots.


Three U of I students caught stealing bikes on campus

URBANA, Ill. (WCCU) —Three University of Illinois students were caught by campus police for stealing bikes.All three students stole bikes valued at $738 each.The students were caught by police just minutes after the bikes were stolen.The students have been issued a state of Illinois notice to appear


3 arrested for drugs; more charges possible

Oshay Davis, 19, and Desmanne Bradley, 22, both of Champaign, and Christian Sutton, 21, of Savoy, were arrested about midnight, Monday, near Third and John as the result of a traffic stop.