Champaign County Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. Man in custody after Indiana arrest over 2 Champaign robberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    A Rantoul man wanted in connection with robberies at a bank and a business in Champaign in September has been returned to Champaign County. U.S. Marshals arrested Michael Alexander, 37, who listed an address in the 100 block of Arcadia Drive, in Marion County, Indiana, earlier this week.

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  2. Tom's Mailbag Oct. 31, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    ... freeze warning will be a thing of the past with a forecast low of 38 degrees. "What is the track record of Champaign County when it comes to voting for the winning governor candidate? Not very good, I have a hunch. I'd love to go back as far as ...

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  3. Behind enemy linesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | Bureau County Republican

    ... member of the Okaw Valley Conference. The Unity school district is made up of five communities in southern Champaign County: Tolono, Philo, Sidney, Sadorus and Pesotum. How to get there : St. Bede fans will face a two-hour, 126-mile trip to Tolono, ...

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  4. No hurry to fill Mahomet administrator positionRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    ... said he and staff have time to pick up the slack. They've been taking Smigielski's place at meetings of the Champaign County Economic Development Commission, Regional Planning Commission and other councils. No decision has been made yet about a ...

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  5. Thorsland challenges Shimkus in 15th DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    ... not building a team like this to just try it once," said Thorsland, who also has run three times for the Champaign County Board without success. Like those three county board races, where the Democrat ran in the most Republican district in the ...

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  6. Rantoul man gets 12 years for fifth DUIRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    Champaign County Judge Richard Klaus called Denny Busboom, 41, of the 1000 block of Pinecrest Drive a "danger to the public." In September, Busboom waived his right to a jury trial and chose to have Klaus hear the evidence against him on two counts of aggravated driving under the influence.

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  7. Health Alliance plan available for some in state, but not hereRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    State retirees in the midst of open enrollment for Medicare Advantage plans are finding an HMO option through Health Alliance Medical Plans, but it isn't available to those in Champaign County and most others in Central Illinois. Urbana-based Health Alliance - which was eliminated in bidding last year for multi-year Medicare Advantage contracts to cover state retirees - was awarded a contract this past summer through a supplemental bidding process to offer a state-sponsored Medicare Advantage HMO in 48 counties.

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  8. Election Q&A: Gary Maxwell, Champaign County Board District 1Read the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    ... the board for the next two years? I am running for the county board because I enjoy serving the people of Champaign County Board District 1 and I believe I have the skills, education, experience and time to serve them well. Board service allows me ...

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  9. Maxwell, Watson seek Champaign County Board seatRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    The race in Champaign County Board District 1 - most of the largely rural northwestern quadrant of the county - features two candidates who might be familiar to voters in the area that includes Mahomet, Fisher, Dewey, Foosland and Seymour. Republican Gary Maxwell and Democrat Eugenia Lamb Watson were on the ballot two years ago in a four-way race for two seats representing District 1; Maxwell finished second in that election with 5,045 votes and Watson was fourth with 1,559.

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  10. Boil order at courthouse lifted, but more repairs comingRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    A boil order at the Champaign County Courthouse has been lifted, but it's going to take a bit longer to repair the damaged pavement on a section of Urbana's Elm Street due to a water main break. Karen Cotton, a spokeswoman at Illinois American Water Co., said a boil order at the courthouse that went into effect Tuesday evening was lifted at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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  11. Molestation charges dismissedRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    Assistant Champaign County State's Attorney Lindsey Clark said that she dismissed predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and sexual exploitation of a child charges Friday against Jacqueline Camfield , 32, also known as Jacqueline Carney, of Mattoon, and Justin Allen, 34, of Monticello. At the time the couple was charged in July, Rantoul police said the allegations stemmed from activity that allegedly happened with a girl, now 7, in Rantoul some time in 2012.

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  12. Victim in first of two Saturday shootings diesRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    An Urbana man has died after being shot over the weekend, the second fatality in Champaign from gunshot incidents separated by less than two hours. Champaign County Coroner Duane E. Northrup said Yojevol Sturkey, 35, of Urbana, died at 8:16 a.m. Wednesday at Carle Foundation Hospital.

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  13. Robbery plea lands Champaign man 15-year sentenceRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    A Champaign man who admitted he robbed a convenience store clerk in April has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. John Lee Moore, 49, who last lived in the 1500 block of West Springfield Avenue, pleaded guilty Wednesday before Champaign County Judge Heidi Ladd to armed robbery.

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  14. Ameren Illinois investing $9.4 million in Champaign County for upgradesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2010 | WAND-TV Decatur

    In order to improve the reliability and performance of Champaign County's energy delivery system, Ameren Illinois is investing about $9.4 million in electric infrastructure upgrades. Ameren officials say the upgrades, as well as implementation of smart grid technology, will allow the company to better serve its customers while accommodating expected increases in demand.

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  15. Election Q&A: Dan Jackson, Champaign County Board District 6, RepublicanRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    ... be consolidated at the satellite jail? The county jail system in some form is vital to the success of Champaign County. It is clear that the jail system as currently constituted must evolved, as all services must, over time. The time for this in ...

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  16. Petrie, Jackson compete for county board seatRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    Attorney Dan Jackson is challenging veteran Democratic county board member Pattsi Petrie in Champaign County Board District 6, an area that includes a large section of west central Champaign, generally from Prospect Avenue on the east to Duncan Road on the west and Interstate 74 on the north to Kirby Avenue on the south. The contested race in District 6 is one of only three in the entire county this November.

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  17. Election Q&A: Pattsi Petrie, Champaign County Board District 6, DemocratRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    An example of local foods as economic develop is the nascent Rantoul Fields project, just announced, and an example of the work of the Champaign County Local Food Policy Council. First, I think the county should merge the county planning and zoning with long term planning that is located in the Regional Planning Commission.

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  18. Coroner: Rantoul plant worker dies after fallRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2014 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    Authorities in central Illinois say a man has died after a 30-40 foot fall at a sports equipment plant in Rantoul. The News-Gazette reports the Champaign County coroner said Thursday that 50-year-old James Cornelius of Rantoul died from injuries he received Wednesday.

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  19. Countdown to Nov. 4: 11 daysRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    After three days, 4,258 people already have cast ballots with the Champaign County Clerk's office. Regular mail-in absentee ballots accounted for 1,709 votes, in-person absentee ballots for 694, and most of the rest were from early voting that began at eight locations on Monday.

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  20. Old jail ruled out as future detention siteRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | The News-Gazette

    After a lengthy debate, Champaign County Board members voted Thursday night to end further consideration of using the 35-year-old downtown Urbana jail as a correctional facility. A consortium of local engineers and jail planners is developing a sheriff's operations master plan for the county that will look at the future of the downtown jail, the newer satellite jail in east Urbana and the sheriff's office, most of which is located at the old jail.

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