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12 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Jury convicts man in aggravated battery, weapon case

A Champaign man who brought a gun to a home to retrieve a box fan is looking at up to 30 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL

13 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Plea in drug case brings eight-year prison term

A Champaign man who admitted he had cocaine in his home intended for sale has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Champaign, IL

22 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Interstate Central site could be costly

The Champaign school district will ask voters to approve almosst $150 million in November to build a new high school on Interstate Drive and make renovations to Centennial High School.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Champaign, IL

22 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Inspection placards may come to restaurants outside C-U

Champaign County Board members may revisit the issue of mandating a color-coded food service inspection program in areas outside of Champaign-Urbana.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, US News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Urbana man busted for at-home meth lab

An Urbana man is behind bars after manufacturing meth in his house. From outside, it looks like an ordinary home, but what was going on inside seems like a scene from a TV show.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL

The News-Gazette

Man faces weapon, drug charges

Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz said her office filed charges of armed violence and possession with intent to deliver cannabis against Ashton Adger, 23, in the wake of his arrest about 9 p.m. Monday in Champaign.

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The News-Gazette

Man charged with aggravated DUI in fatal crash

A Rantoul man has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with the death of a friend who was riding with him earlier this summer.

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Related Topix: Rantoul, IL, Pesotum, IL, Thomasboro, IL

Greenwich Citizen

EXCHANGE: Visitor agency banks on agritourism

Prairie Fruits Farm earned its reputation by producing goat's-milk cheese and gelato.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Cheese, Urbana, IL, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Agriculture, Science

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The News-Gazette

Weapon plea brings prison sentence, boot camp recommendation

A Champaign man who admitted he had a gun stolen from a Champaign store has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL

The News-Gazette

Woman still in hospital from weekend DUI crash

Champaign County sheriff's Sgt. Greg Mills said Lisa Emmert, 24, of the 100 block of West Washington Street, Urbana, was driving her car south on Illinois 130 about a mile north of Philo when she was hit by another car.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, Philo, IL, Champaign, IL

The News-Gazette

Woman killed in collision with train

Champaign County sheriff's Sgt. Greg Mills said her identity has not been released while the coroner contacts family members and the accident remains under investigation.

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The News-Gazette

Traffic stops in Champaign-Urbana

The highlighted areas on the map show the areas in Champaign and Urbana where police made the most traffic stops in 2013.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, Champaign, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The News-Gazette

Coroner identifies murdered homeless man

The man discovered about 10 a.m. on Aug. 9 was Lonnie D. Scheel, 50, who died from traumatic injuries.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

The News-Gazette

A dangerous campus combination

OK, parents of college students. As the semester begins, you've undoubtedly discussed the do's and don'ts with your child.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Urbana, IL, Champaign, IL

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The News-Gazette

Renovation ahead for Lake of the Woods gardens

Even if the name doesn't ring a bell, most people in Champaign County would probably recognize a photograph of the Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden at Lake of the Woods: the lily-studded pond, the cascading waterfall, the Japanese-style red iron bridge.

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Related Topix: Lake of the Woods, IL, Home Gardening, Home, Champaign, IL, Chicago, IL

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The News-Gazette

Man sentenced to probation, $19,000 in restitution

An Urbana man who admitted stealing thousands of dollars worth of radio-controlled merchandise from his former employer was sentenced Friday to two years of probation.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, Champaign, IL

The News-Gazette

Guilty pleas in I-57 traffic stop bring prison sentences

A man from Harvey who was arrested on Interstate 57 in Champaign County two months ago in a car that contained drugs and a gun has been sentenced to three years in prison.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL

The News-Gazette

Pot's arrival has police leery

This March 14, 2013 photo shows Rocky Mountain Miracles dispensery owner Alvilda Hillery taking photos of the 36 pounds of medical marijuana that were seized from her shop, along with 600 plants, during a raid.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Danville, IL

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The News-Gazette

Quinn in Savoy: Take that, critics

Governor Pat Quinn talks with Craig Rost, executive director of Champaign County Economic Development Corporation during a visit to Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 149 in Savoy Thursday August 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Savoy, IL

The News-Gazette

Heroin dealer a no-show for sentencing; gets years added on

A Champaign man who failed to show up for his sentencing for dealing heroin had a couple of extra years in prison tacked on.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Champaign, IL

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