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  1. Man with overturned DUI conviction free on bondRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    A Champaign man whose conviction for aggravated driving under the influence was overturned by an appeals court is free on bond. Dana Hasselbring, 31, appeared Tuesday afternoon before Champaign County Judge John Kennedy, who sentenced him more than a year ago to 11 years in prison in connection with the 2010 death of his friend, Eddie Piat, 26. In late November, the 4th District Appellate Court in Springfield unanimously overturned Hasselbring's conviction - based on the presence of cocaine metabolites in his system the day of the crash - after concluding that Kennedy improperly responded yes to a jury question about whether those metabolites were a substance during deliberations.

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  2. Meet the New Year's baby - times twoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Jesse Schiver, left, holds one of his twins, Sansa, a 4.7 pound girl, while Tiffany Powers holds Sawyer, a 5.6 pound boy, in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Carle Foundation Hospital on Monday Jan. 12, 2015. The twins were born at 12:50 a.m. and 12:52 a.m. Jan. 1, making them the first babies born in Champaign County in 2015.

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  3. Frerichs tips hat to Gifford during inaugural speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Mike Frerichs, sworn in Monday as Illinois' 74th state treasurer, referred to his roots in Champaign County in his inaugural speech Monday afternoon. Frerichs is the first statewide constitutional officeholder from Champaign County in more than 50 years and the first Democrat from the county to hold any constitutional office in the state's 196-year history.

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  4. Updated: Bennett chosen for 52nd seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Scott Bennett, left, hands his son Sam back to his wife Stacy as he is introduced at his swearing-in ceremony to be the new State Senator of the 52nd District at the Champaign County Courthouse on Monday Jan. 12, 2015. NEW 1:20 p.m. Monday: The area's newest state senator said there's a lot of work to be done, and he'll be getting down to it very soon.

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  5. Bennett chosen for 52nd seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Scott Bennett of Champaign will replace Mike Frerichs as the state senator for the 52nd District that includes most of the population of Champaign and Vermilion counties, officials said today. Bennett, 37, an assistant Champaign County state's attorney, is expected to be formally selected this morning and later sworn at the Champaign County Courthouse.

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  6. Prussing proposes health-insurance task forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Mayor Laurel Prussing is proposing a joint task force with the city of Danville to examine the high costs of health insurance locally. "The cost of health insurance in Champaign County is higher than the cost of health insurance in Chicago," Prussing said Sunday night.

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  7. Police: Freezing rain caused crashes on I-57, I-74Read the original story

    Jan 11, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Poor weather conditions led to multiple crashes Sunday night on I-57 and I-74 in Champaign and Douglas counties. State police responded to several slide offs on I-57 in Pesotum and on I-74 near Mahomet, where multiple crashes are said to have occurred, according to a statement from Illinois State Police.

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  8. Area history, Jan. 11, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    In 1915: Champaign County sheriff's deputies Gus Evans and John McKinney took J. Scott Stone to the Chester state penitentiary this morning to begin serving his life sentence for the murder of his wife and children in rural Tolono last year. Before leaving, Stone said he hoped to be a free man again inside of 15 years.

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  9. The price of protectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... including him, and two part-time officers, offers protection to the one-square-mile town in northwest Champaign County for all but a few hours of the day, seven days a week. Thirty miles south of Fisher in Savoy, a village with four times the ...

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  10. Crowd gathers to send off FrerichsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Two days before he is sworn in as state treasurer, state Sen. Mike Frerichs got a warm sendoff from Champaign County supporters Saturday night at a reception in downtown Champaign. Frerichs, who had said he will continue to live in Champaign, will become the first Democrat ever from Champaign County to serve in a statewide constitutional office.

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  11. Gas station armed robbery under investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... Anyone with information on the robber is asked to call Champaign police at 217-351-4545 or Crimestoppers of Champaign County at 217-373-8477.

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  12. Savoy man accused of unauthorized videotapingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    A Savoy man who allegedly videotaped a teenage girl without her knowledge is being held in the Champaign County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bond. Champaign County sheriff's Lt.

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  13. Shore nominated for vacant county board seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Sam Shore, a 25-year-old University of Illinois graduate and Champaign resident, has been nominated by Democratic precinct committeemen to serve on the Champaign County Board. Shore's nomination now goes to the county board for approval.

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  14. Man sentenced to probation for stealing ID data from his fatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... r in Tennessee for their father, discovered the unauthorized charges and notified police in their hometown. Champaign County sheriff's detectives worked on the case locally.

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  15. Updated: fuel spill reported at Champaign County gas stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    New 4:13 p.m.: The cleanup process at a gas station south of Savoy is complete after a diesel fuel spill there on Friday. Station manager Isaac Siegmund said that about ten gallons of diesel fuel were spilled at the Marathon station on Monticello Road just east of Interstate 57. But it has since been cleaned up.

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  16. Home invasion brings 12 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    A Rantoul man who admitted his role in a home invasion north of Fisher that happened 11 months ago has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Terry L. Porter, 26, whose last known address was in the 1300 block of Sycamore, Rantoul, pleaded guilty Friday before Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis.

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  17. Here comes winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Here we go again. Time to rev up the snowblower, warm up some hot chocolate and break out the ear muffs.

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  18. Dems interviewing up to 13 candidates to replace FrerichsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... and Vermilion counties have to appoint someone to fill the two years that remain on his current term. Champaign County Democratic Chairman Al Klein declined to identify any of the candidates Sunday night, but he said he would do so before the ...

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  19. Frerichs marks swearing-in with community projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | Daily Chronicle

    ... Dave Clarkin said Frerichs chose Habitat because of its work in rebuilding Gifford. That's the northeast Champaign County town where Frerichs grew up and which was struck by a 2013 tornado. Other events include receptions Jan. 10 at Big Grove Tavern ...

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  20. Winter weather advisory issued for areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow for Champaign and Vermilion counties from 6 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday. Snow is expected to begin early in the evening Monday and end early Tuesday, with the heaviest snowfall likely late Monday evening.

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