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  1. DUI brings five-year prison termRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    A Paxton man who drove drunk with a 2-year-old in his back seat has been sentenced to five years in prison. Kyle D. Smith, 23, pleaded guilty Thursday before Champaign County Judge Richard Klaus to aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol.

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  2. Champaign authorities investigate retail theftRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2010 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Champaign County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a theft that happened last month. Authorities say at about 5:35 p.m. on November 16, a suspect entered a storage room, placed a 55-inch television on a cart, and left the store with the item without paying for it.

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  3. Urbana school board considers renaming Prairie for WilliamsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    ... very different because he has passed our way," said Barbara Gillespie, a committee chair for the NAACP of Champaign County. "He has been instrumental through various resources to help our young people, as well as the elderly people, to see their ...

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  4. Man sentenced in meth ingredient caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The News-Gazette

    A Park Forest man who recruited young people in Urbana to buy pseudoephedrine so he could sell it to a methamphetamine producer has been sentenced to five years in prison. Eric Manson, 46, pleaded guilty Monday before Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis to unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor, admitting that on Feb. 19, 2013, he had 15 to 30 grams of pseudoephedrine in the home where he was living in the 2200 block of Country Squire in Urbana.

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  5. Champaign man charged in heroin caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The News-Gazette

    A Champaign man who allegedly had heroin for sale at an Urbana hotel earlier this year was criminally charged with that on Wednesday. Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz said her office filed a single count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance against Lamarcus D. Townsend, 36, who listed an address in the 1000 block of South Duncan Road.

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  6. Tom Kacich: Candidates for Frerichs seat include ministerRead the original story

    Wednesday | The News-Gazette

    ... in the Senate seat, were former Vermilion County Clerk Lynn Foster, Danville businessman Don Crist, Champaign County Board member James Quisenberry, Champaign school board member Jamar Brown, Champaign County assistant state's attorney Scott ...

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  7. Escaped Indiana prison inmate captured in IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | My FOX Chicago

    ... the officer noticed Ward because of his clothing and his prison-issued "knit bag." He was taken to the Champaign County Jail to await extradition to Indiana. Ward was found missing Sunday morning during an inmate count at the Federal Correctional ...

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  8. Man sentenced to 20 years in apparent drug deal interrupted by policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The News-Gazette

    An Urbana man who tried to take the gun of a police officer who apparently interrupted a drug deal has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Bennet Eiermann, 22, of the 1900 block of Oliver Street, pleaded guilty Monday before Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis to attempted disarming of a police officer and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, both of which happened on June 3 in the parking lot of the Tennyson Apartments in the 1700 block of East Florida Avenue in Urbana.

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  9. Indiana prison escapee captured at U of IRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Daily Herald

    ... the officer noticed Ward because of his clothing and his prison-issued "knit bag." He was taken to the Champaign County jail to await extradition to Indiana. Ward was found missing Sunday morning during an inmate count at the Federal Correctional ...

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  10. Savoy man charged with aggravated ID theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The News-Gazette

    A Savoy man has been charged with aggravated identity theft for allegedly getting credit in his elderly father's name and buying thousands of dollars worth of items. Champaign County sheriff's Sgt.

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  11. Federal escapee found at Undergraduate LibraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The News-Gazette

    ... Sunday morning in a government truck. UI police found a truck believed to be the one that Ward drove to Champaign County, at Sixth and Chalmers in Champaign, and impounded it. Ward is being held for U.S. Marshals at the Champaign County Jail in ...

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  12. Special prosecutor appointed in case of nursing home workerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The News-Gazette

    A Champaign attorney has been appointed the special prosecutor to determine whether criminal charges should be filed against a Champaign County Nursing Home employee who allegedly struck a resident last month. Attorney Bruce Ratcliffe will decide whether charges are filed against Laney, 25, formerly a certified nursing assistant at the home.

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  13. Permit recommended for MTD use of storage yardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The News-Gazette

    ... Concrete Inc. The MTD wants to store some of its own vans, plus the vans operated by the C-CARTs (Champaign County Area Rural Transit Service) system. The MTD recently took over as the contracted operator of the rural transportation system which ...

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  14. Prison Escapee CapturedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | WTHI-TV Terre Haute

    Michael Ward, 61, escaped from the Terre Haute Federal Prison last week. Since then police have asked the public to be on alert. News 10 has confirmed that Ward was found and taken back into custody in Champaign County, Illinois Monday evening. He's currently in the Champaign County Jail.

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  15. Drug court graduates look forward to a sober futureRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... said Ratliff. After months of meetings and supervised treatments, Ratliff and six others graduated from Champaign County's Drug Court Monday, bringing the total number of people who've completed the program to 218. "It's multiple convicted felons ...

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  16. Environmental Almanac: Voice your opinion on proposed mineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | The News-Gazette

    On Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will conduct a public hearing on the Sunrise Coal Company's application for a permit to establish a coal mine southeast of Homer, near the border of Champaign and Vermilion counties. This hearing represents the final opportunity for citizens to voice comments about the proposed mine with IDNR in a public forum; the agency must approve or deny its permit within 60 days after the hearing.

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  17. Tom Kacich: Prussing ready and willing to tackle Senate raceRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 14 | The News-Gazette

    ... the mantle of a favorite to replace Frerichs, who in less than a month will become state treasurer. Former Champaign County Board Chairman C. Pius Weibel said he'd be interested, as did Danville City Council member Michael Puhr. The list of ...

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  18. Prison sentence for DUI, cannabis convictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | The News-Gazette

    ... connection with his arrest on June 24, 2013. Assistant State's Attorney Lindsey Clark said in that case, a Champaign County sheriff's deputy pulled Wilson over for speeding and Wilson admitted he had been smoking marijuana and had cannabis ...

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  19. Area history, Dec. 13, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | The News-Gazette

    ... store has been at 1190 W. Main St. since 1930. It was formerly on the north side of Main Street. In 1999: Champaign County State's Attorney John Piland said he would not indict and have Cuban dictator Fidel Castro arrested if he ever sets foot on ...

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  20. Nominations sought for social justice awardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | The News-Gazette

    Nominees can be made for four award categories - a high school or college student, high school or college student group, a community individual and a community organization making a difference through justice work locally, nationally or internationally. Each of the four awards come with a $500 gift to benefit the winning organizations and two organizations chosen by the student and community member award winners, All those being nominated are expected to be exceptional in their social justice work and must live or be based in Champaign County.

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