6 hrs ago
Cocaine possession yields prison sentence
An Urbana man who had cocaine intended for sale in that city last fall has been sentenced to three years in prison.
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10 hrs ago
Minnesota man arraigned on sex assault charge
A Minnesota man is due back in court next month to face charges that he sexually assaulted a Tolono woman two years ago.
15 hrs ago
Urbana man who didn't report for prison arrested
An Urbana man arrested late Tuesday night for tussling with police has been ordered to begin serving a prison sentence imposed on him a year ago by a Champaign County judge.
19 hrs ago
Two candidates facing off again in District 11
Lorraine Cowart is seeking to extend her 30-year run on the Champaign County Board while Brent West is trying for the second time to get on the board.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Strip-till improves soybean yield
Crop yield can be improved by ensuring adequate nutrient availability. But how should you place the fertilizer and what cropping system gives the best yields? Research conducted by University of Illinois assistant professor of crop sciences Fabian Fernandez, professor of crop sciences Emerson Nafziger, and graduate student Bhupinder Farmaha looked ... (more)
Woman in drug-selling group sentenced to probation
A 20-year-old Westmont woman who joined a group of suburban Chicago men intent on selling a veritable smorgasbord of club drugs in Urbana a year ago was sentenced Wednesday to four years of probation.
County board District 9 candidates differ mostly on endorsements
Politically, there's not much difference between veteran Champaign County Board member Ralph Langenheim of Urbana and his challenger, Shana Jo Harrison of Savoy.
Franchise Players: A Pet Care Franchisee Changed Her Life at 21
Franchise Players is Entrepreneur's Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees.
Tom Kacich: Harold's campaign faced many obstacles
The Urbana attorney announced in June that she would challenge freshman Rep. Rodney Davis, D-Taylorville, in the 13th Congressional District Republican primary set for Tuesday, saying she believed she would "be the best candidate to represent this district."
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Charleston man resentenced to prison
A Charleston man who admitted violating his probation for trespass by using cannabis was resentenced to prison even though he wasn't there to hear about it.
Urbana looking to expand outdoor dining options with 'Curbanas'
Visitors to downtown Urbana this summer won't be cooped up inside if they don't want to be - city officials will be testing the water with a unique kind of outdoor seating that turns narrow sidewalks into outdoor cafes.
Rape advocacy agency expanding services to teenagers
After a boyfriend took advantage of her sexually as she slept, Lexi White needed someone to listen to her about that trauma.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Cause of Urbana apartment building fire investigated
While Urbana firefighters had to use a ladder truck to rescue one person from the balcony of one of the apartments, nobody was reported hurt.
Urbana man faces multiple charges
An Urbana man is being held at the Champaign County Jail following his arrest for allegedly trying to enter a house over the weekend.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Newcomer, veteran facing off in 103rd House Dem primary
For the first time since the general election of 2000, Democrats in Champaign-Urbana won't see Naomi Jakobsson's name on the ballot as their party's candidate for state representative.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Pre-primary FEC reports show Davis leads all contenders
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis outraised each of his real and potential election opponents by at least 3-to-1 in the first eight weeks of the year, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Unofficial: Ridin' with a cop
It's the first day with really nice weather in about three months after a harsh winter.
Area history, March 8, 2014
In 1914, the motion picture "Trafficking in Souls" was to have been shown tonight at the Illinois Theatre in Urbana, but after a private showing with Mayor Browder of Urbana, Dean Clark of the University of Illinois and two or three Urbana club women, it was decided not to permit the showing.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
U of I to create presidential search panel
The University of Illinois hopes to have a new president selected by January, well ahead of the retirement of current President Robert Easter.
Wanted sex offender arrested with suspected cocaine
A Champaign man who was wanted for failing to register as a sex offender has been charged with possessing drugs intended for sale.