Warrants issued for two in Paxton
Arrest warrants have been issued for two men who allegedly stole a car at a Paxton gas station just hours after one of them was released from the Ford County Jail.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
MTD likely to take over rural transit
The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District probably will take over Champaign County's rural transit system on Oct. 1, the county's rural transit advisory group was told Wednesday.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
County discusses future of jail
In advance of a proposed request to seek bids from firms to undertake a master plan for all county sheriff's office facilities, the Champaign County Board spent more than 90 minutes Tuesday discussing the future of jail operations.
Calls involving mentally ill on rise, police say
With community resources for the mentally ill in decline statewide, local police say they are trying to fill gaps they are not equipped to handle.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
2 Illinois men arrested in deer death
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says two men have been arrested on preliminary charges of illegally hunting and killing a deer.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Rural Rantoul man arrested after stabbing
Champaign County Sheriff's Lt. Curt Apperson said Brian L. Rosario, 24, who lived in the Fountain Valley Mobile Home Park just south of Rantoul, was caught in the park about 40 minutes after police were summoned.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Check by officer results in two arrests
A Rantoul man was arrested after police reported finding a loaded gun and five bags of assorted suspected drugs on his person.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Volunteers plant trees in tornado-ravaged Gifford
Volunteers, from left, Jane Solon, of Champaign West Rotary, Charlie Marsh, of Urbana, Andy Sievers, of the Mahomet Lions Club, use a bit of teamwork to plant a tree in the central part of Gifford to plant about 235 trees as part of a rebuilding effort in areas heavily affected by last fall's tornado.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
METCAD board adds Rantoul to dispatch system
Beginning as soon as this summer, Rantoul emergency calls will no longer be answered or dispatched from the local police department.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Appeals court orders new trial in Rantoul killing
A Rantoul man whose attorney apparently didn't understand the nuances of felony murder charges will get a new trial.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Man sentenced to 5 years for stealing, burning truck
A Rantoul man pleaded guilty to felony theft and was sentenced to five years in state prison this week for stealing a pickup truck and then setting it on fire in Paxton.
Putting down roots
The trees are being delivered, the heavy equipment has been arranged, the crews have their assignments and all systems are a go - almost - for Saturday's mass tree-planting in tornado-raked Gifford.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Champaign County: Not just for students
What do reindeer, apples, military aircraft and paintings by famous artists have in common? They are all things you'll find in Champaign County.
Thu Mar 20, 2014
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Conversations: Col. Charles McGee, Tuskegee Airman
The U.S. Postal Service has released a stamp in honor of C. Alfred "Chief" Anderson, a black aviation pioneer who taught hundreds of Tuskegee Airmen as chief flight instructor at the historic Tuskegee Institute.