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UPDATED: Funeral director dies in parachute accident
A Champaign funeral home operator with an appetite for adventure and a larger-than-life personality died Tuesday during a parachute jump in Oklahoma, according to authorities in that state.
Area public works officials stymied in search for road salt
Area public works officials say they aren't sure yet where they'll get road salt for the winter, after suppliers this month said they aren't looking to sell to about one-third of Illinois communities that were looking to buy.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Savoy man facing cocaine, gun charges
A Savoy man who allegedly had suspected crack cocaine and a loaded gun in a car near his home Wednesday night has been criminally charged.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Judge rejects Sinclair's argument on gun charge
A Champaign County judge has rejected a former University of Illinois football staffer's constitutional challenge to the unlawful use of weapons statute.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Top of the Morning, July 14, 2014: From the archives
The Boneyard Creek flows under the Stone Arch Bridge north of Springfield Ave. in Champaign on Tuesday Jan. 9, 2007.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Police work ends burglary ring, sends top offenders to prison
From left, Champaign County sheriff's investigator Jody Ferry, Champaign County Assistant State's Attorney Scott Larson, and Dale Rawdin, retired Champaign police detective stand in front of evidence collected in late 2012, in solving more than a dozen home break-ins in southwest Champaign and Savoy, at the Champaign County Sheriff's office on ... (more)
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Tom Kacich: Government transparency? Not everywhere
Three years ago, Illinois lawmakers tried to instill more transparency in local government, requiring many bodies to annually post on their websites compensation packages for employees that exceeded $75,000.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Kenwood next Champaign school for rehab, expansion
But when the boys and girls return to Kenwood more than a year from now, they will be able to learn in a renovated and expanded school with a new gymnasium, modern technology features, new kindergarten classrooms and other features.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Ebert still bringing people together
Boy Scout Steven Green went to the Virginia Theatre on Thursday afternoon, expecting to hand out flags and programs at the "Ice Cream and Independence" event.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Brookhill finances not up to par
But Jack Anderson the taxpayer has bigger concerns after learning the golf course lost $883,110 from 2010 to '13 and spent about 80 percent of the annual budget on subsidizing its losses.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Probation violation leads to prison for Champaign man
A Champaign man with a lengthy criminal record was resentenced to prison for a burglary conviction after he admitted violating his probation.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Board keeps school officers for another year
The Champaign school board voted 5-1 Monday night to renew an agreement with the city to extend the School Resource Officer program at the district's high schools and middle schools through June 30, 2015.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
Savoy speaks up on Champaign schools' resource officer program
The Champaign Unit 4 School District is expected to vote Monday night on whether to renew the contract for the school resource officer program with the city's police department, and one lesser-known contributor to the program is supportive of it continuing.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
Camp at UI aims to get girls focused on computing
Calla Carter, then an excited 14-year-old, arrived at a computer science camp in Connecticut, checked in to the girls cabin and wondered, where is everyone? Now 18 years old with plans to major in computer science this fall at Bryn Mawr College, Carter has dedicated most of her summer to mentoring the young girls attending a camp on the University ... (more)
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Area history, June 27, 2014
In 1914: The case of the people vs. Oliver P. Sullivan, charged with the murder of William Larry of Urbana, will come up for trial Monday before Judge William McNutt of Mattoon.
Some Savoy residents oppose extending street
Village officials are working to improve accessibility to the mostly vacant out-lots in front of Walmart, as well as the village-owned property just north of them.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
MTD annexes subdivisions but delays tax increase
Four large subdivisions were annexed into the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Wednesday, but the MTD board voted to delay the annexations so that residents won't be paying the corresponding property tax increases until the spring of 2016.
Hursey, arrested in Florida, returned to Urbana for theft case
A former Savoy man and Urbana High School sports star who allegedly bilked an elderly woman out of more than $16,000 has been returned to Illinois to face prosecution for theft charges lodged against him six years ago.
Webber sworn in as associate judge
The newest associate judge for the 6th Judicial Circuit had just a few minutes to celebrate his new status and job with family and friends before he had to be on the bench.