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6 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

SUV crashes into home; no injuries

Nobody was reported hurt when an SUV crashed into a home at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday near Maynard Lake in Champaign.

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9 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Woman stabbed during hours-long standoff in Urbana

A 26-year-old woman was expected to recover from stabbing injuries she received after being held against her will for hours in an southeast Urbana apartment.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, Mahomet, IL

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The News-Gazette

Danville man charged in Urbana break-in

A Danville man has been charged with residential burglary and aggravated battery as a result of an incident at an Urbana home Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Danville, IL, Urbana, IL

The News-Gazette

19-year-old pleads guilty in Christmas Eve burglary

A Champaign teen who planned to help himself to thousands of dollars worth of electronics from a Champaign store on Christmas Eve has been sentenced to 30 months of probation.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL

The News-Gazette

Man charged with aggravated DUI in crash that badly injured woman

A Champaign man accused of gravely injuring a woman in a drunken driving crash in front of the police station is in the Champaign County Jail.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL

The News-Gazette

Man must pay cabbie $7,000 as part of DUI plea

An Elmhurst man will have to repay a local cabbie $7,000 for the van he wrecked last summer while driving drunk.

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Related Topix: Elmhurst, IL, Urbana, IL

The News-Gazette

Officers renewing request for Tasers

Police Chief Patrick Connolly thinks it's time to let Urbana officers carry Tasers, and city officials are anticipating that not everybody in the community will be on the same page.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, Champaign, IL

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The News-Gazette

Harrison is new Champaign County GOP chairman

Harrison, a 38-year-old Champaign real estate broker, replaces Habeeb Habeeb, who is stepping down after two years as party chair.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL, Urbana, IL, Sangamon County, IL

The News-Gazette

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.

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Related Topix: Rantoul, IL

KPLR-11

24 arrested for immigration violations in Missouri & Illinois

Immigration and Customs Enforcement along with local authorities have arrested 24 individuals on criminal, fugitive and immigrations violations in St. Charles County Mo., New Madrid County Mo., Champaign County Ill., McLean County Ill., Effingham County Ill., and Jackson County Ill.

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Related Topix: McLean County, IL, Effingham County, IL, Jackson County, IL

The News-Gazette

Man sent to prison for possession of stolen firearm

A Champaign County Judge sentenced an Urbana man who admitted he possessed a stolen gun to 3 1/2 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL

The News-Gazette

Klein: More errors in county's primary results

New accusations of errors in the official results of the March 18 primary election in Champaign County have been leveled by Al Klein, head of the county's Democratic Party.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, Champaign, IL

The News-Gazette

Man sentenced to prison in drug case

An Orland Park man who took part in peddling drugs to fans attending a concert at an Urbana nightclub last year is headed to prison.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Urbana, IL

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The News-Gazette

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.

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Related Topix: Prison, Champaign, IL, Rantoul, IL

The News-Gazette

Homer man faces charge of driving under influence of drugs

A Homer man who allegedly fled from a Champaign County sheriff's deputy has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Homer, IL, St. Joseph, IL

The News-Gazette

Man pleads guilty to electronic harassment

A suburban St. Louis man who admitted that he electronically harassed a woman in Champaign County last year has been sentenced to two years of probation.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Champaign, IL, Department of Defense, US News

The News-Gazette

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.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, Rantoul, IL

The News-Gazette

2014 could see start of two trail projects in Champaign County

Work could begin as soon as this year on two of the three multi-use trail projects in Champaign County that are getting more than $2.5 million in federal funds trough the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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Related Topix: St. Joseph, IL, Urbana, IL, Mahomet, IL, Illinois

The News-Gazette

Improvements planned for Douglass Park

The park district asked kids who play at Douglass Park what they wanted in a future version of the park - and some of that wish list may be reality soon.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL

The News-Gazette

Top of the Morning, April 15, 2014

The weather could be better. But the setting is perfect for today's third Illinois Bike Summit at I Hotel.

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Illinois Travel, Urbana, IL

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