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6 hrs ago | 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

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Home buying season off to strong start in Champaign County

The number of houses sold in March was up a little more than eight percent from last year's sales.

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The News-Gazette

Real estate sales by the numbers, 2006-2013

The News-Gazette obtained records for every property transaction in the county from 2006 through 2013 from Champaign County Supervisor of Assessments Stan Jenkins.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Northwest Herald

Prison inmates' art inspires instructor

A Champaign County satellite jail inmate and artist holds his favorite work, a portrait of Nelson Mandela, in his arms March 21 at the jail in Urbana.

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Related Topix: Documentary Movies, Malcolm X, Mandela, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Nelson Mandela, Urbana, IL

The News-Gazette

Sandusky penalty paying for agencies that protect children

Mary Bunyard, retired Champaign police detective, is the new forensic investigator hired by Children's Advocacy Center using money from the Sandusky settlement with the Big Ten.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The News-Gazette

Champaign County gets more than $2.6 million in trail, bike grants

Champaign County is set to receive more than $2.6 million in grants for trails and bike paths, Governor Pat Quinn's office announced Saturday.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Mahomet, IL, Illinois, Urbana, IL

The News-Gazette

Tickets on sale for charity dinner

Tickets are on sale for the 14th annual steak dinner to benefit Good Samaritan programs of Catholic Charities in Champaign and Piatt counties.

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Related Topix: Philo, IL

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