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  1. Rantoul man charged with having stolen car after high-speed chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The News-Gazette

    A 26-year-old Rantoul man who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase has been charged in connection with the theft of a Champaign woman's car. Terrell B. Holt, who provided an address in the 400 block of South Steffler Street, was arrested Thursday after the victim reported to Champaign police that Holt, the father of her child, had taken her car Monday without permission and hadn't returned it.

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  2. Tennesseee man accused of shooting at car on I-57 acquittedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 8 | The News-Gazette

    A Tennessee man who said he was lying when he admitted to state police that he shot at a passing car on Interstate 57 has been acquitted of that crime. A Champaign County jury took about 90 minutes Thursday afternoon to find that Patrick Chapman, 22, not guilty of aggravated discharge of a firearm in a Feb. 7 shooting just north of Rantoul that left a Chicago woman with a grazing bullet wound and her car with three holes.

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  3. Man accused of shooting at car on I-57 acquittedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 8 | The News-Gazette

    A Tennessee man who said he was lying when he admitted to state police that he shot at a passing car on Interstate 57 has been acquitted of that crime. A Champaign County jury took about 90 minutes Thursday afternoon to find that Patrick Chapman, 22, was not guilty of aggravated discharge of a firearm for a Feb. 7 shooting just north of Rantoul that left a Chicago woman with a grazing bullet wound and her car with three holes.

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  4. Area history, Dec. 1, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 1 | The News-Gazette

    In 1917, two cadet fliers at Chanute Field in Rantoul who collided their machines in mid-air and dropped an estimated 400 feet to the ground are expected to live. The accident was to be the first of its kind in which death did not result.

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  5. Area care centers taking measures against whooping coughRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 30 | The News-Gazette

    ... pulling out the whole nine yards." The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District has classified 20 confirmed cases at Rantoul Township High School an outbreak, but said other cases that have turned up at six other schools in Champaign County aren't ...

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  6. Douglas L. 'Doug' Chalkey: 1952-2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 29 | The Times

    ... Aaron and Tom Chalkey Jr.; and friend, Kevin Huey. Doug was born Feb. 26, 1952, at the Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, to William J. and Ruth (Clements) Chalkey. He is survived by a daughter, Crystal Chalkey, of Pontiac; twin sister, Deanna "Dee" ...

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  7. Jail letters prompt man to take plea deal before retrial in sex-ad robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 28 | The News-Gazette

    ... the same charge, which stemmed from an Oct. 23, 2016, incident at an apartment in the 1100 block of Falcon Drive in Rantoul. However, after nine hours of deliberation, the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict and Ladd declared a mistrial. ...

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  8. Champaign, Rantoul men face burglary, weapons chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 28 | The News-Gazette

    ... of a stolen firearm and burglary was Demetrius Collins, 20, who listed an address in the 1300 block of Abram Drive, Rantoul. Champaign police reports said that some time on Saturday, a Pontiac was stolen from a detached garage in the 1800 block of ...

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  9. Seven schools have confirmed cases of whooping cough in Champaign CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 28 | The News-Gazette

    Seven schools in Champaign County have confirmed cases of whooping cough, among them Rantoul High School where local health authorities have declared an outbreak. To date this year, there have been 40 cases of this contagious illness, also called pertussis, in Champaign County, with 27 confirmed cases since mid-October, according to Rachella Thompson-Brown, communicable disease investigator for the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

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  10. 3 arrested for shooting off gun on ThanksgivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 28 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... intersection of County Roads 1700 E and 3200 N around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Morris pulled around and headed back to Rantoul. Police say the Flessner was seen putting a firearm out of the window and fired into the air. Rantoul police and Champaign ...

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  11. Trio face weapons charges after gun fired out of car in RantoulRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 27 | The News-Gazette

    Two Loda men and one Rankin man were arrested on weapons charges following an incident Thanksgiving evening in rural Rantoul. Austin Matthew Flessner, 19, who listed an address in the 200 block of East Jackson Street, and Tristan Blake Zoller, 20, who lives in the 100 block of North Elm Street, both in Loda, were each charged Monday with felony reckless discharge of a firearm.

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  12. Rantoul police investigating shots firedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 25 | The News-Gazette

    Rantoul police are trying to figure out who fired several shots on the city's east side late Saturday morning and why. Rantoul Police Chief Tony Brown said just before 11 a.m., police were notified that seven or eight shots had been fired near the intersection of Golfcourse Road and Par Drive, apparently at a white sport utility vehicle.

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  13. Rantoul man gets probation for stealing from auto-parts store where he workedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 21 | The News-Gazette

    Todd Charlton, 32, who listed an address in the 1600 block of Golfview Road, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Judge Tom Difanis to felony theft, admitting that between mid-July and early September, he stole more than $500 from the O'Reilly Auto Parts store, 200 Twin Lakes Drive, Rantoul. Assistant State's Attorney Troy Lozar said a manager contacted police when he suspected Charlton, an employee, of stealing from the store by fabricating expenses and pocketing cash for them.

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  14. Rantoul police say armed robberies at Circle K, Dollar General linkedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 20 | The News-Gazette

    The first occurred at 3:11 a.m. at Circle K, 301 S. Murray Road. Rantoul police Sgt.

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  15. 'This atrocious behavior cannot be tolerated by society'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 20 | The News-Gazette

    A 23-year-old Rantoul man who inflicted serious injuries on a 16-month-old child in his care is headed to prison for 20 years. Judge Tom Difanis noted that even though Christopher Collins had no prior criminal convictions and is considered a good person by many, "the abuse inflicted on this child was horrific."

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  16. Suspect search underway in linked armed robberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 20 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The News-Gazette reports the two crimes happened on the same day. The first happened after 3 a.m. Saturday at a Rantoul Circle K store , followed by a second just before 8:45 p.m. at Dollar General .

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  17. Rantoul man off to prison for 'atrocious behavior'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 20 | The News-Gazette

    A 23-year-old Rantoul man who inflicted serious injuries on a 16-month-old child in his care is headed to prison for 20 years. Judge Tom Difanis noted that even though Christopher Collins had no prior criminal convictions and is considered a good person by many, "the abuse inflicted on this child was horrific."

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  18. Circle K, Dollar General robberies linkedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 20 | The News-Gazette

    The first occurred at 3:11 a.m. at Circle K, 301 S. Murray Road. Rantoul police Sgt.

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  19. Red kettle fundraiser kicks off in central IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 17 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... They say it takes about 7,000 ringer hours across the board to man every station in the area. Champaign-Urbana, Rantoul, Mahomet and St. Joseph will all need bell-ringers for their kettles. "We truly understand that this campaign couldn't be the ...

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  20. Rantoul man gets 20 years for having guns, cocaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 17 | The News-Gazette

    A Rantoul man caught a year ago with four guns and a large stash of cocaine for sale is headed to prison for 20 years. Larry Mumphrey, 37, of the 1000 block of Ruth Crane Drive was convicted last month by Judge Roger Webber of four counts of being an armed habitual criminal - one for each of the guns he possessed - and possession with intent to deliver more than 100 grams of cocaine.

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