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Accused kidnapper's attorney says he'll plead not guilty today

Brendt Christensen will be transported from the Macon County Jail, where he's been held without bail, to the federal courthouse in Urbana for a 3 p.m. appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Eric Long.

Accused kidnapper's attorney says he'll plead not guilty today
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Club listings, July 20-27, 2017

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

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Frank's Faves: Civil War films set in the South

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'Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton. Old times there are not forgotten. Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land.' — Daniel Decatur Emmett

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Playing Critic: Learning while trying to emulate Old McDonald

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'Farm Simulator 18' is not exactly a game I'll go back to again and again, but there's something relaxing about it, and I can certainly see it being attractive to sim-game lovers.

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Notes-Worthy: John Bell

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C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with the Champaign County Fair Board member.

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Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:14am

Group targets Mitchell over vote to override veto

Mitchell is one of 16 state representatives criticized by the Americans for Prosperity-Illinois for voting to override the veto of a 32 percent income tax increase.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:59am

Urbana woman arrested after allegedly robbing cab driver


Driver ran after her but that the robber reportedly turned and fought with him. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:36am

Urbana man's trespassing plea yields probation

Malik Chapple admitted being in his girlfriend's home in southeast Urbana in May without her permission.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:16am

Danville woman receives probation for ID theft

Kylie McNew was also ordered to make restitution of $1,660, perform 100 hours of public service and write a letter of apology.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 7:00am

For Rantoul's new police chief, 'this was on my list of dream jobs'

For Rantoul's new police chief, 'this was on my list of dream jobs'

His father, the late Champaign County Sheriff Joe Brown, 'was the inspiration for me to go into law enforcement,' said Tony Brown, who grew up in the northern Champaign County village.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 7:00am

Marcus Jackson/About Town: A sporting chance

Marcus Jackson/About Town: A sporting chance

Parkland College athletic director Rod Lovett, a University of Illinois and Urbana High graduate, is overseeing its best sports year ever.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 7:00am

Jim Dey: Jury in Champaign man's cold-case murder trial to hear about older cases

Michael R. Jones is set to go to trial Jan. 23 in DuPage County for the July 21, 1985, death of 15-year-old Kristy Wesselman of Glen Ellyn. She left her home to go buy candy at the store and never returned.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 7:00am

Sky watchers won't miss a blip after weather service's radar upgrade

'It's really a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff, in the guts,' said meteorologist Chris Miller. 'We're taking out some hardware that's been in there for over 20 years and updating it.'


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