URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted he entered a discount store intending to steal was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a transcript of a press conference today by President Obama. Transcript provided by the White House.
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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.
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.