A Champaign man twice convicted of killing an innocent bystander in northwest Champaign four years ago has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for murder. The sentence that Judge Tom Difanis handed Anthony Meads on Friday for the July 4, 2012, murder of Desirae Austin is five years less than what he gave Meads three years ago.
Urbana's holiday-decoration tradition began after a group of residents won an Illinois Power competition in 1963 and used the $100 prize to buy the centerpiece candlesticks.
On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson provides a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.
The Station Theatre's latest show has two men alternating evenings as the narrator, who begins at age 7 listing life's pleasures in notes he leaves for his suicidal mother to find.
IHSA police escorts, Prospect Avenue stoplights, the mess that is the I-74/I-57 interchange, upcoming heating bills ... Tom Kacich has your answers.
Judge cited Anthony Meads' age (24), his mostly clean criminal record, that he's working on his GED, and letters about Meads' character as reasons for the reduced sentence.
Given new life, operators of the once-threatened Clinton nuclear power plant said Friday they’ll soon be ordering a supply of nuclear fuel to keep the plant in business.
Managing Editor Jeff D'Alessio's weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders. This week: A changing of the guard at Stone Creek Church.
Work crews completely remodeled what used to be the County Market on Champaign's west side
Rollover in Champaign (photo)
A vehicle rests on its roof after being involved in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Devonshire Drive in Champaign on Friday morning. The southbound lanes of Prospect were blocked as the scene was cleared.
'We just can't afford it anymore,' Donna Giertz says, but some fellow board members don't agree, arguing they help with recruiting.
Firefighters were called to the house at 1318 Hedge Road a few minutes after 9 p.m. Thursday.
Many firms would likely try to pass the cost onto customers, resulting in Americans paying more for foreign-made clothing, tablet computers and other electronics.
Performers at this year's ceremony included Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson, Marc Anthony, James Taylor and Chance the Rapper. Actress Eva Longoria hosted.