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Champaign man gets 4.5 years for throwing coffee on clerk

Alexander M. Owens, 54, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery for the attack at the Circle K on West Springfield Avenue. In return, the state dismissed a charge of attempted armed robbery alleging he tried to rob the clerk at knifepoint.

Champaign man gets 4.5 years for throwing coffee on clerk
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Part 60: Giving thanks

With the UI celebrating birthday No. 150 this year, Editor Jeff D'Alessio caught up with hundreds of graduates who have gone on to greatness. Today: Alums share whom they're grateful for.

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Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:32pm

St. Joseph man now faces drug charges in I-74 wreck

St. Joseph man now faces drug charges in I-74 wreck

Illinois state police said a search of Clayton Holzinger, 20, and his car turned up 60 pills of a prescription tranquilizer and other painkillers and stimulants, and he admitted that he had been smoking cannabis since about 6 a.m. that morning.


Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:20pm

Urbana woman gets probation in attack on brother's ex

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In return for Prisca Foster's guilty plea Tuesday to aggravated battery, Assistant State's Attorney Bridget Schott agreed to dismiss more serious charges of home invasion and robbery against the 23-year-old.



Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:00am

Local public schools get creativity boost

Local public schools get creativity boost

The Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation’s ‘Prize Patrol’ worked overtime last week, delivering$37,000-plus worth of oversized checks to 93 teachers in Champaign’s Unit 4 and Urbana’s District 116.


Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:38pm

Man who broke in to Market Place Mall sentenced to 16.5 years

Man who broke in to Market Place Mall sentenced to 16.5 years

Terence Brown, 53, pleaded guilty to burglary, admitting that on March 12, 2016, he entered the mall after closing intending to steal. A security officer found him and a woman trying to break in to a cash register at the Great Steak Co.


Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:44am

Coroner identifies victim in fatal car-truck collision in Danville

Coroner identifies victim in fatal car-truck collision in Danville

Jane McFadden said Myosha L. Palmore, 31, of Danville was killed in the wreck Friday near the Bowman Avenue-Voorhees Street intersection. Her 3-year-old child, who was a passenger, is in stable condition at an out-of-county hospital.


Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:00am

Champaign council to vote on redevelopment of vacant frat house

Champaign council to vote on redevelopment of vacant frat house

Tonight's vote is on a proposal to split the lot of the old Alpha Delta Phi house at 310 E. John St. in two. If that passes, the fraternity will sell one of the two new lots to Opus Development for student apartments.


Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:00am

UI grad student arrested after tussle at Trump protest on campus

Tariq Khan was arrested on preliminary charges of damage to property in an incident where police said he got into an argument with a heckler, grabbed the heckler's phone and walked away, then threw it on the sidewalk.


 
 

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