Wednesday May 15
Steps taken on jury selection, more help for county administrator
County board members gave preliminary approval Tuesday night to a plan aimed at improving jury-duty participation in Champaign County, and at a reduced cost.
Tue May 14, 2013
Rantoul group offering plane rides for veterans
A group in Rantoul is offering free rides to war veterans in a World War II bi-plane trainer on Memorial Day and is seeking nominations for the flights.
Mon May 13, 2013
Three men arrested for home invasion in Rantoul
Three men are being held at the Champaign County Jail following their arrests in connection with a home invasion in Rantoul.
Champaign County's Most Wanted: Lawrence Lillard still sought
Authorities want help finding Lawrence Lillard. His last known address is 1501 Keesler Drive, Rantoul.
Sat May 11, 2013
Rantoul senior overcomes obstacles
Mitchell Williams' return to public school - eighth grade at J.W. Eater Junior High School - didn't last long.
Judge makes Chicago man's innocence official
A Champaign County judge has signed a petition declaring a Chicago man innocent of the 1980 murder of a 3-year-old girl.
Fri May 10, 2013
Relatives travel long distance to see new Rantoul mayor take office
Some people had to travel only a few blocks to see Rantoul's village officials sworn into office this week.
Landlord Association starts up in Rantoul
There's a new group trying to keep renters and landlords in the know. The police department helped start a Landlord's Association.
Three arrested in Rantoul break-in
Three men who police say forced their way into a Rantoul apartment and fought with people inside were arrested early Friday.
Thu May 09, 2013
Woman pleads guilty to burglary at assisted-living complex
A Rantoul woman who admitted stealing from a resident's room at an assisted living complex has been sentenced to probation and ordered to make restitution.
Davis declared innocent in 1980 Rantoul murder
A man who was convicted of a 1980 Rantoul murder and served 32 years in prison before new DNA evidence led to his release has been granted a certificate of innocence in Champaign County Circuit Court.
Man wanted in Rantoul shooting to be arraigned
Jyshawn Jonte Jackson, 21, was expected to make a court appearance in Urbana on Thursday afternoon to answer charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm that were lodged against him two days after the July 13, 2011, incident in the parking lot of the Colonial Liquors Store, 219 S. Maplewood Drive.
Tue May 07, 2013
Three people arrested in connection with shooting
Champaign police said they arrested Shaundrell Dewayne Brown, 18, who listed an address in the 1500 block of Honeysuckle Lane, Champaign, for mob action; Jonathan E. Brumfield, 23, who listed an address in the 600 block of East Bradley Avenue, Champaign, for mob action and unlawful possession of a weapon; and Devin Andrew Lindsey, of the 600 block ... (more)
Mon May 06, 2013
Rantoul man sees his cancer as blessing
A tumor on his left toe turned into a 14-year odyssey that changed Bob Fulling's life, not to mention the lives of many others.
Sat May 04, 2013
Nominations sought for WWII veterans to take flights
The public is asked to nominate military veterans to receive free rides in a World War II-era Stearman plane on Memorial Day, May 27.
Thu May 02, 2013
Prosecutor won't fight petition for innocence
Facing a Wednesday deadline, Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz announced that her office will not file a legal objection to a petition for innocence filed on behalf of a man convicted of a 1980 murder in Rantoul.
Wed May 01, 2013
Business goes up in flames
A business caught fire tonight. Arrow EDM is a tool supply company. It's located on the old Chanute Air Force Base.
Fire in Rantoul causes estimated $1 million damage
Rantoul Fire Department investigators are investigating the cause of a Wednesday-evening fire that caused an estimated $1 million damage to a building in Rantoul.
Drug plea brings prison sentence
A Rantoul man who admitted he possessed cocaine in that village last summer has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Parolee returning to prison after DUI plea
A Fisher man who had been on parole for fatally shooting his friend in 2008 while he was drunk will return to prison after he pleaded guilty in Champaign County Circuit Court to felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with a separate incident.