Cameras now allowed in some courtrooms in Sixth Circuit
News cameras and recorders now are allowed in certain court hearings in the six counties of the Sixth Judicial Circuit: Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie and Piatt.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Relief funds collecting, giving money
More than $66,000 has been distributed to homeowners and businesses affected by the Nov. 17 tornado that struck Gifford and surrounding communities, even as money continues to flow into various relief funds.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Shots fired through house where children were present
Champaign County sheriff's deputies are looking for the person who fired a gun early today that sent bullets through a northwest Champaign home where children were playing video games.
Motorcyclist involved in accident dies
Thomas R. Burke, 27, was pronounced dead at 12:20 p.m. Thursday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane E. Northrup.
On the road to recovery
Holiday garlands are draped across the office windows of the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club in Champaign, and CEO Sam Banks may have nothing higher on his wish list than the community's full support for this longtime organization.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Jury convicts man of having gun but can't agree on if he fired it
A Champaign man convicted of possessing a gun in July after having been convicted of two prior felonies is headed to prison for as many as 30 years.
Champaign County Highway Department prepping for snow
Chris Miller with the National Weather Service in Lincoln previews the winter storm that is expected to hit Illinois on Thursday and Friday.
Departing Champaign fire chief shares thoughts on career, department
Retiring Champaign Fire Chief Douglas Forsman holds a sign that says, "KEEP BACK 500 FEET", in the equipment bay at Champaign Fire Station 1 on Wednesday Dec. 4, 2013.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Charge dismissed after victims can't be found
The Champaign County state's attorney said she dismissed a misdemeanor charge against a Mahomet man who allegedly threatened to shoot two women, because they couldn't be found.
State workers, retirees worry about pension changes
Teachers, welfare specialists and other public employees in Illinois are nervous about pension changes that lawmakers approved Tuesday in an attempt to resolve the state's worst-in-the-nation pension crisis.
Urbana man arrested in September murder
An Urbana man has been arrested for the murder of a Champaign woman found dead in her home three months ago.
Drug case brings five-year prison sentence
An Urbana man with a lengthy criminal history was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for having drugs in Champaign County last year.
Health insurance signup? Your mileage may vary
How much better is the newly improved federal website to sign up for Obamacare health insurance working? It depends on whom you ask.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Rantoul woman sentenced to 5 years for aggravated DUI
A Rantoul woman with a history of drunken driving was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for aggravated driving under the influence.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Rantoul man arrested after police recover suspected cocaine
A Rantoul man is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $50,000 bond following his arrest over the weekend by University of Illinois police.
Ludlow man dies in crash
James Cremeens, 58, was driving west on County Road 3300N, about a quarter-mile west of County Road 2200E, in northeast Champaign County at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Champaign County sheriff's Lt.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Tom Kacich: Howe Brown made his mark in C-U journalism
It was just another odd newspaper coincidence. Exactly 50 years before his obituary appeared in The News-Gazette, Howe Brown wrapped up his coverage of what may have been the trial of the century in Champaign County - or at least one of the trials of the century.
Program helps troubled teens, parents work on communication
Ethan Monical said he appreciated having a mediator. His parents said they figured out they weren't quite the communicators they thought they were.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Parade of Lights 2013
A member of the World Famous Lawn Rangers from Amazing Arcola throws candy to parade-goers along Walnut Street during the 13th Annual Parade of Lights in downtown Champaign on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.
Urbana man gets 8 years in 2010 holdup try
An Urbana man who was present when his friend was shot and killed during a 2010 robbery attempt in Urbana has been sentenced to eight years in prison.