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Rantoul man in custody for 107 pounds of suspected cannabis, meth, heroin, guns in his home

Members of the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force arrested Carlos Mendoza, 48, on preliminary charges of armed violence, cannabis trafficking, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and heroin, and unlawful use of weapons. Mendoza appeared in court Saturday, where Judge Ronda Holliman set his bond at $1 million.

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Tom's #Mailbag, Jan. 18, 2019

Tom's #Mailbag, Jan. 18, 2019

Questions about political-party registration, abandoned rail lines, possible radio interference and free air at gas stations this week. Plus, a former Central basketball player, faded pavement and more. And best all, no Golden Corral questions.

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Nightlife listings, Jan. 17-24, 2019

Nightlife listings, Jan. 17-24, 2019

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here's your guide to a night on the town.

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Dean's list: Parkland College

Dean's list: Parkland College

From Alvin to White Heath, hundreds of area students were honored for their academic work in the fall semester.

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Clergy Corner, Jan. 18, 2019

Clergy Corner, Jan. 18, 2019

In this week's edition of our feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Tim Mitchell talks with the Rev. Donna Smith, interim pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in St. Joseph since July 2.

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Sat, 01/19/2019 - 10:39pm

Small fire in Gifford apartment allegedly set by tenant

A youth in the residence set a towel on fire, fire chief said.


Sat, 01/19/2019 - 7:00am

Shutdown provides unfortunate lesson for UI 'Politics of National Parks' class's trip

Shutdown provides unfortunate lesson for UI 'Politics of National Parks' class's trip

The nine-day journey, which was a year and a half in the making, saw Professor Robert Pahre and his students arrive at two sites that were closed entirely, while three others were technically open — but with the museums and other buildings inside shuttered.



Sat, 01/19/2019 - 7:00am

Champaign County MLK Day speaker: 'His efforts are still being accomplished'

Champaign County MLK Day speaker: 'His efforts are still being accomplished'

The Rev. C.D. Stuart— who will address the theme 'His Dream: A Way to Overcome,' with music from the community choir at 5 p.m. Sunday — fielded three questions from staff writer Paul Wood.


Sat, 01/19/2019 - 7:00am

Marathon Speedway station a welcome addition to Oakwood I-74 exit

Marathon Speedway station a welcome addition to Oakwood I-74 exit

Total investment in this latest project is expected to be $7.2 million, and it will employ 30 to 35 full- and part-time workers, according to Vicki Haugen, CEO and president of Vermilion Advantage.


Sat, 01/19/2019 - 7:00am

Carle tax trial, Day 13: Expert testifying for Carle calls 100% discounts unique

Carle tax trial, Day 13: Expert testifying for Carle calls 100% discounts unique

Kevin Cornish, an Indianapolis-based health care consultant, testified that most charity-care programs he has seen offer sliding-scale discounts of only 25 to 75 percent.


Sat, 01/19/2019 - 6:00am

Top of the Morning, Jan. 19, 2019

Top of the Morning, Jan. 19, 2019

Bob Knight's family will be easy to spot at the celebration of life for the Villa Grove man. To pay tribute to his love of baseball, they've ordered green-and-gray 'Team Knight' jerseys to wear that afternoon.


Fri, 01/18/2019 - 5:33pm

'Skimmer' devices found on card readers inside 2 Champaign gas stations

'Skimmer' devices found on card readers inside 2 Champaign gas stations

Police were alerted Wednesday by Mach 1, 902 W. Bloomington Road, and Circle K, 1301 S. Mattis Ave., that employees had discovered the devices on readers at their counters. Anyone who paid with a card inside the Circle K between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 1:50 p.m. Wednesday or the Mach 1 between 9:10 p.m. Tuesday and 10:15 a.m. Wednesday is urged to check their accounts.


Fri, 01/18/2019 - 8:24pm

Green Street Realty starts work on 2 more buildings at Carle at the Fields

Green Street Realty starts work on 2 more buildings at Carle at the Fields

The new four-story buildings will include 60 apartments and 16,000 square feet of retail or office space, said Green Street Realty President Chris Saunders. They'll be just north and south of the Hampton Inn hotel, which opened in September.


 
 

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