Champaign County Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. Homeowners pay for errors in outdated flood mapsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | CU-CitizenAccess.org

    Chris Genzel in his back yard in rural Champaign County where his home had been on a flood plain by mistake. Photo taken on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

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  2. Authorities warn about bad heroinRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Authorities say "a bad batch" of heroin has claimed two lives in Champaign, and they fear the drug could have even deadlier consequences if it stays on local streets. Within the last nine days, a 24-year-old Champaign woman and 49-year-old Champaign man died after using a deadly form of heroin that is being circulated in Champaign County, Champaign Deputy Police Chief Troy Daniels said Tuesday.

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  3. County board members uncertain over money for jail planRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Champaign County Board members on Tuesday night reviewed a proposed sheriff's operation master plan that includes a 307-bed jail at the current satellite jail site in east Urbana. But during a lengthy study session, a number of board members indicated uncertainty over how the county would be able to finance the project estimated at between $29 million and $37.5 million.

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  4. After mistrial, plea to misdemeanor brings jail sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    A Champaign man who admitted he threatened to strike a Champaign police officer has been sentenced to 280 days in the county jail. Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis Monday ordered Brandon Ward, 23, who listed addresses on Lock Raven Road and Redwood Drive, to turn himself in to begin serving his sentence on March 9. Ward pleaded guilty to misdemeanor aggravated assault, admitting that on Dec. 14, he threatened to beat up officer Cully Schweska.

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  5. Longtime Danville volunteer wants to move to school boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... a second location at Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana five years ago after getting requests from residents in Champaign County. As a minister and community activist, he has helped organize community marches against drugs and violence in Danville and ...

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  6. Mundo murder case: 'Drop the weed. Drop the money'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    "Drop the weed. Drop the money," Vicente Mundo was ordered at gunpoint moments before the University of Illinois student was fatally shot, an investigator alleged during a preliminary hearing Monday in Champaign County Court.

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  7. Urbana City Council recommends restoring mental health courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    The city council wants Champaign County to give a mental-health court a second try. The council, meeting as a committee of the whole Monday night, unanimously recommended adopting a resolution to establish a new mental-health court.

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  8. UPDATED: Judge finds probable cause in Mundo murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    "Drop the weed. Drop the money," Vicente Mundo was ordered at gunpoint moments before the University of Illinois student was fatally shot, an investigator alleged during a preliminary hearing Monday in Champaign County Court.

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  9. Full house at juvenile detention centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    In 35 years of working in juvenile detention, Connie Kaiser recalls entire years going by without any children committing crimes so serious that they required adult consequences. "We have had just a spree in the last two months of armed robberies," said the superintendent of the Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center.

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  10. Mental health court could return to UrbanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    The Urbana City Council may consider endorsing a proposal that would bring a mental health court back to Champaign County. Tonight, Mayor Laurel Prussing will propose the council adopt a resolution to establish a new mental health court, which the county experimented with for a little more than two years before it shut down in 2013.

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  11. Area history, Feb. 23, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... Grand Army of the Republic. Mrs. Celeste Wolfe of Champaign, widow of Col. J.B. Wolfe, the first soldier in Champaign County to enlist in the Civil War, read a paper on "A Tribute to the Flag." In 1965: Champaign school Supt. E.H. Mellon Tuesday ...

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  12. Full houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    In 35 years of working in juvenile detention, Connie Kaiser recalls entire years going by without any children committing crimes so serious that they required adult consequences. "We have had just a spree in the last two months of armed robberies," said the superintendent of the Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center.

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  13. One injured in Champaign apartment fireRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Champaign firefighters work to control a two alarm fire at 1903 Karen Court in Champaign early Sunday morning, Feb. 22, 2015. A Champaign County sheriff's deputy said a person jumped from a second- story window of the apartment building, was injured and taken to the hospital.

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  14. DUI sentence over metabolites reduced to 2-1/2 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... answer was improper and overturned Hasselbring's conviction and sentence. That sent the case back to Champaign County, where it was resolved Tuesday when Hasselbring pleaded guilty to reckless homicide before Judge Jeff Ford. The Class 3 felony ...

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  15. Urbana police investigate bank robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2010 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... or have any information on this crime, please call the Urbana Police Department at (217) 384-2320 or Champaign County Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-8477. Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his ...

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  16. Green chosen for Parkland boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... college's financial difficulties to whether they'd run for a full term on the board in two years. Green, a Champaign County native, told the board she attended Parkland after her parents divorced and her mother had financial difficulties. "I don't ...

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  17. Rural Flatville home destroyed by fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Fire investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that destroyed a home in Compromise Township late Monday night. Champaign County sheriff's Sgt.

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  18. Schools anxious for Rauner's budget detailsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... A number of area districts, including Danville and Westville in Vermilion County and Mahomet-Seymour in Champaign County, rely heavily on state funding. It makes up about 50 percent of Danville's operating revenue, projected at $65.1 million this ...

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  19. Champaign County coroner identifies woman struck by carRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2010 | WAND-TV Decatur

    In an update to a story that WAND brought you last week, the Champaign County Coroner has identified a woman who died after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 72 on February 12. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says the body has been identified as 55-year-old Marion Stoeger. Authorities say at about 8:13 p.m., Stoeger entered the eastbound lanes of traffic on I-72 at Duncan Road, and was struck by Volkswagen vehicle.

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  20. Falling further behindRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    More than three months after her 30-year-old son, Ryan, died in an accident this past November, Kathy Cunningham faces a stack of bills he left behind - bills she can't settle because the Champaign County Coroner's office still hasn't released his death certificate. Without a death certificate, Ryan Cunningham's life insurer won't pay his death benefits, and the wait is causing his mother more than just practical problems.

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