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Strange odor causes school evacuation
A suspected gas leak caused a school to be evacuated Thursday. Staff at Central Elementary School noticed an odor in the kitchen area when they arrived to the school.
Wed May 22, 2013
Sex ed bill clears state Senate
A sex education measure that Republicans asserted was anti-local control and would promote birth control rather than abstinence-only cleared the Illinois Senate on a nearly party-line vote Wednesday.
Mon May 20, 2013
Legislators wary but hopeful on health benefit changes
Although many retired state employees are fearful about upcoming changes in their health care benefits, state officials and lawmakers attempted to quell those concerns Monday.
Sat May 18, 2013
Probation sentence for robbery of man in his home
A Mahomet man who admitted taking part in a violent robbery of a Savoy man back in January has been sentenced to four years of probation and six months in the county jail.
Fri May 17, 2013
2013 Parkland Graduation
Commencement speaker Leonard Pitts Jr. describes his graduation experience as Parkland president Thomas Ramage listens during Parkland College Graduation in Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for Performaing Arts in Urbana on Friday, May 17, 2013 .
Man faces long prison term for images, videos of girls, women
A Mahomet man who admitted that for years he secretly took lewd pictures of young girls in his home and recorded women in restrooms and dressing rooms faces decades in federal prison.
Senate sends medical marijuana bill to governor
Senators approved the measure, 35-21. Among area senators, Sen. Mike Frerichs, D-Champaign, voted yes.
Longtime Champaign officer recalls colleague's death
As a lieutenant on the midnight shift Nov. 25, 1967, J.O. Jones didn't recognize the voice on the police radio.
Wed May 15, 2013
Steps taken on jury selection, more help for county administrator
County board members gave preliminary approval Tuesday night to a plan aimed at improving jury-duty participation in Champaign County, and at a reduced cost.
Tue May 14, 2013
Man taken to hospital after Mahomet incident
An Urbana man who allegedly broke one woman's windshield and struck another woman who came to intervene was taken to an area hospital Monday night.
State to investigate new complaints over Murdock mine site
State environmental regulators agreed Monday to look into new complaints by Murdock area residents that a large amount of dust still blows on windy days from the former Murdock coal mine site, which is the target of pollution complaints filed last fall by the Illinois attorney general's office.
Fri May 10, 2013
Man sentenced to probation for public indecency
A Mahomet man who admitted exposing himself to two middle school girls has been sentenced to two years of probation.
Thu May 09, 2013
Senate passes union-backed pension bill despite GOP opposition
The Illinois Senate put itself on a collision course with the House on Thursday by approving a Democratic pension-reform package favored by unions despite opposition from Republicans and a clear signal from Gov.
Wed May 08, 2013
70 mph speed limit clears House committee
Legislation that would raise the speed limit on interstate highways in most sections of downstate Illinois to 70 mph advanced through the House Transportation Committee Wednesday, 8-0. The bill, SB 2356, now moves to the full House for its consideration.
Deal struck between Carle and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
If your doctor is at Carle, you'll have a new health insurance choice soon: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.
Meeting to discuss sale of treated wastewater to fertilizer plant
Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District officials hope a public meeting tonight will drum up some interest in a proposal to sell treated wastewater to a billion-dollar fertilizer plant looking for a home.
Tue May 07, 2013
Champaign man pleads innocent to residential burglary
A Champaign man is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $75,000 bond following a series of incidents that took police from unincorporated Champaign to Dewey, Mahomet and back to Dewey again.
Mon May 06, 2013
Vandals damage school district property
Police are looking for vandals who targeted a bus barn. It happened in the 300-block of North Division Street.
Sun May 05, 2013
Vandals hit Mahomet-Seymour buses
Between 3 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, someone punctured tires on several Mahomet-Seymour school district buses, said Mahomet police Chief Michael Metzler in a release.
Thu May 02, 2013
Man asks to be arrested over child porn
A Streator man who told a Champaign County sheriff's deputy Wednesday night that he needed to go to jail for his own protection was accommodated.