Champaign County Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. Run or Dye fundraiser to brighten RantoulRead the original story

    Oct 11, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    ... is set for 11 a.m. today at the Rantoul airport - a fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Champaign County. Eric Batsie, community partnership manager for BBBS, said the event is expected to raise between $28,000 and $30,000 and will ...

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  2. Bloomington Gold Corvette Show to Leave ChampaignRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | Corvettes

    ... for the move is due to the on going construction of the State Farm Center. President and CEO of Visit Champaign County Jayne DeLuce was on WDWS-AM on Friday and said the following: as we got further into the construction process, it [Bloomington ...

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  3. Plea in cannabis case brings probationRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis on Friday sentenced Shauna Porter, 20, who last lived in the 1000 block of North Hickory Street, to 30 months of probation and about $4,000 in fines. She pleaded guilty in July, along with co-defendant Rickey Streeter, 20, of the same address, to possession with intent to deliver cannabis.

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  4. Sixth man sentenced in federal heroin caseRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    A Champaign man who was part of a heroin distribution ring operating in Champaign County has been sentenced to eight years and four months in prison. U.S. District Court Judge Harold Baker on Friday also sentenced Christopher Maze-Moore, 27, whose last known address was in the 300 block of Nelson Court, to four years of supervised release after he completes his prison sentence.

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  5. Woman Charged in Theft of Illinois AmbulanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | FireHouse.com

    ... 7. A request for "stop sticks" was made and the state police terminated their pursuit of it at the Ford and Champaign County line. Rantoul officers waited for the ambulance and at 6:13 a.m. it was located and stopped at 6:15 a.m., police said.

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  6. Bloomington Gold corvette show not returning to ChampaignRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    The State Farm Center renovation is having an unintended consequence when it comes to holding a large tourism event on the arena grounds. President and CEO of Visit Champaign County Jayne DeLuce announced Friday on A Penny for Your Thoughts on WDWS that the Bloomington Gold corvette show will not be returning to Champaign.

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  7. Wild ambulance ride ends near RantoulRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    A Florida woman who allegedly stole a running ambulance from a hospital in a northwest Chicago suburb made it to Champaign County in about two hours Friday before being arrested. "She said she was trying to get to Marion.

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  8. Stolen Ambulance RecoveredRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... was reportedly using the siren and causing traffic problems. A chase ensued and ended at the Ford and Champaign county line. Officers deployed stop sticks on the roadway when the ambulance approached. Samantha Sligar, 27, of Minneapolis was taken ...

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  9. Woman Steals Ambulance from Suburban Hospital, Leads Police on High-Speed Chase: PoliceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | Patch.com

    ... off the road," according to ABC 7 Chicago. She was eventually pulled over by police in Rantoul i n northern Champaign County.

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  10. AUDIO: Salvation Army of Champaign County celebrates 125 yearsRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | The News-Gazette

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  11. CU-CitizenAccess: Complaints about restaurants up 30 percent this yearRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    ... 126 complaints had been filed so far this year against establishments in Champaign, Urbana and rest of Champaign County. The number of complaints filed with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District has risen sharply - 30 percent - from the same ...

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  12. Area farmers harvesting bin-busting -- and possibly record-breaking -- cropsRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    ... he said), Birkey indicated some farmers in the Dewey area are reporting corn yields in the mid-200s. One Champaign County field yielded more than 300 bushels an acre, he said. He has heard of soybean yields ranging from 50-80 bushels an acre, ...

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  13. Rate Mike Frerichs' first TV adRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    ... "As Auditor, Mike Frerichs missed the mark on an Early Retirement Initiative that he said would save Champaign County thousands, but it ended up costing taxpayers millions," said Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider. "Illinois simply ...

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  14. Area health officials ready if Ebola arrives in C-URead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    ... to launching an Ebola hotline. Hospitals, emergency services and public health are all working together in Champaign County in the unlikely event that Ebola is in the local community, Pryde said. Signs have already been provided to Willard Airport ...

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  15. Dispute over box fan ends with 20-year prison sentenceRead the original story

    Oct 3, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    Despite having cleaned up his act significantly in the last decade, a judge Friday could not reconcile the fact that Lynntez Holt brought a loaded gun with him to retrieve a box fan, resulting in a man being shot. "He is an articulate individual who has accomplished a lot in his life," said Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis, "but he introduced a weapon into a dispute over a fan."

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  16. Meeting spotlights items made in Champaign CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    Folks attending today's annual meeting of the Champaign County Economic Development Corp. are likely to see products they never dreamed were made in Champaign County, including: Twenty-three area businesses either will have products on display or will demonstrate how they work. Only five of those took part last year; the other 18 are making their debut.

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  17. Updated: flood advisories issued for area countiesRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    NEW 7:50 p.m. Thursday: A flood advisory is in effect for northwestern DeWitt County until 9:30 p.m. Thursday and for northwestern Iroquois County until 11:30 p.m. Thursday. ** A flood advisory for urban and small streams has been issued for Champaign County and west central Vermilion County until 5 p.m. Thursday.

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  18. Don't hesitate to call 911, sheriff saysRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    Champaign County's sheriff is strongly urging rural residents to call 911 whenever they see something suspicious or if they are a victim of a crime. Sheriff Dan Walsh reacted after recent incidents in Thomasboro where residents should have called 911 right away and didn't.

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  19. 20-year-old claims 'out-of-body experience' led to false fire alarm at UI dormRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    A Champaign man who said an "out-of-body experience" contributed to him allegedly pulling a fire alarm in a University of Illinois dormitory has been charged with a felony. Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz said Joshua Silva, 20, who listed an address in the 100 block of East Chalmers Street, was charged Thursday with disorderly conduct alleging that he pulled a fire alarm at Weston Hall when there was no fire.

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  20. Man who ran from police faces drug, weapon chargesRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz said Brandon L. Wilson, 20, who listed an address in the 200 block of Briar Lane, was charged Thursday with armed violence, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, aggravated unlawful use of weapons and manufacture or distribution of a look-alike substnce. The most serious of those charges is a Class X felony carrying penalties ranging from six to 30 years upon conviction.

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