June 2011

June 2011

Champaign man sentenced for burglary

URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted he entered a discount store intending to steal was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison.

Reports to police

Area police report the following:


— 0-100 block of Quince Drive: Mini-stereo stolen from a vehicle Tuesday.

— 1100 block of Harrington Drive: Wallet, driver's license and credit cards stolen from a vehicle Monday.

— 2100 block of Robert Drive: Checks and GPS system stolen from vehicle June 15.

Small qualifies for PGA Championship

PGA will be the 10th major of his career

Mizoguchi to compete in Puerto Rico

UI senior-to-be to compete at Puerto Rico Cup

ThyssenKrupp move could mean more jobs for Danville

DANVILLE — Vermilion County could be getting 100 new jobs.

ThyssenKrupp Presta Danville LLC announced on Wednesday that the company is making a $38.8 million investment at its local manufacturing facility, which will create up to 100 new hourly and salaried positions.

Sheriff's deputy treated, released after Crescent City accident

CRESCENT CITY — An Iroquois County sheriff's deputy was treated at a Watseka hospital for unspecified injuries following a collision Tuesday involving his squad car.

School getting help from neighbors after bus barn fire

ST. JOSEPH — Jim Acklin is thankful the damage wasn't worse.

"I believe that the fire departments arguably saved our school building," Superintendent Jim Acklin said this week at the St. Joseph-Ogden High School board meeting.

Transcript of Obama press conference

Here is a transcript of a press conference today by President Obama. Transcript provided by the White House.

THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.  Have a seat, please.  I just want to say a few words about the economy before I take your questions.


Three White Heath men arrested for marijuana production

WHITE HEATH — A police investigation of a damaged windshield led to the arrests last week of three White Heath men for marijuana production and other charges.

According to a state police report, troopers were called to the westbound lane of Interstate 72 near White Heath at 8:37 p.m. Friday for a report of a damaged windshield.

Section of North Mattis closed

CHAMPAIGN — A portion of North Mattis Avenue is expected to remain closed until mid-morning Friday.

Tracy Wingler, maintenance supervisor for the Champaign County Highway Department, said North Mattis Avenue has been closed between just north of the High School of St. Thomas More and Hensley Road for the replacement of a road culvert.