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An Urbana man who said he followed a University of Illinois student home to make sure she was safe has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for a sexual attack on her.
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17 hrs ago | The News-Gazette
The next fire chief in the City of Urbana won't have to move his office very far to take the top spot.
19 hrs ago | The News-Gazette
Treshaun Jake looks at his mother in the gallery after being sentenced to 65 years in prison by Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis at the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana on Thursday Dec. 12, 2013.
Village board members this week unanimously approved a change that will allow residents to keep up to six hens on their property, as long as the coop is at least 25 feet from neighboring, occupied structures.
After hearing most of the prosecution's case against him for home invasion and residential burglary, an Urbana man decided to plead guilty for a known sentence and a swift end to the case.
Back when the Candlestick Lane tradition started - it was either 1962 or 1963 - coordinated neighborhood Christmas light displays were fairly common.
Krannert Art Museum's WAM - Week at the Museum - for elementary school children is here to stay, says museum director Kathleen Harleman, The museum this week received a boost to expand KAM-WAM, as it's called, in the form of a $20,000 grant from the Lumpkin Family Foundation, a private foundation created in 1953 from the estate of Besse A. Lumpkin ... (more)
Charles E. Jones, 89, of Urbana, Ill., was laid to rest Saturday afternoon at the International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery at McLeansboro.
After a year and a half of negotiations, the union representing faculty on the University of Illinois' Chicago campus has overwhelmingly approved a strike authorization.
Lennon knew you couldn't fix our broken system from within. Now, his radical lesson feels more true than ever It was Dec. 8, 1980 and John Lennon was shot in the back outside The Dakota in New York City with four bullets fired from a .38 Special.
Thomas R. Burke, 27, was pronounced dead at 12:20 p.m. Thursday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane E. Northrup.
The unemployment rate remains stubbornly high in many urban parts of central Illinois, according to statistics released Thursday by the state Department of Employment Security.