January 2012

Kewanee man faces felony drug charge

URBANA — Urbana police arrested a Kewanee man after he allegedly sold two capsules containing suspected Ecstasy to an undercover police officer on Saturday night.

Richard L. Kennedy, 23, pleaded innocent on Monday to felony unlawful possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance.


UI senate unanimous in criticism of Hogan

URBANA — Ramping up criticism of University of Illinois President Michael Hogan, the campus senate Monday unanimously passed a resolution citing a "failure of leadership" in the events surrounding anonymous emails linked to his former chief of staff.


Fire damages two homes in Hillery

HILLERY - A fire has severely damaged two homes on Olive Street in the Hillery neighborhood west of Danville and just north of the intersection of U.S. 150 and Henning Road.

Firefighters with Kickapoo and Lynch fire protection districts responded at about 2 p.m. Monday afternoon to the house fire in the 200 block of Olive Street.


Tuesday in print: Supercomputer progress, managing what kids watch, football recruiting

In Tuesday's paper, we'll have stories about progress on Blue Waters, how to manage what your kids watch and a top defensive line recruit possibly headed to the Illini.


Unseasonably mild weather returns to the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather prevails, except for snow showers in the upper Great Lakes region.  Generally minor lowland flooding persists in a few river basins across the eastern Corn Belt.

On the Plains, unusually warm weather prevails. Monday’s high temperatures will exceed 60°F as far north as western South Dakota.


Signing Day 2012: Another Peat drawing interest

TEMPE, Ariz. — The superstar recruit is down to four schools. As far as Dad is concerned, Andrus Peat can't go wrong.

The five-star offensive lineman from Corona del Sol, among the top uncommitted seniors in the country, will make his call early Wednesday afternoon. Live on ESPN at 12:30 p.m. (Champaign-Urbana time).


Urbana looking for submissions on King project

The City of Urbana is looking to the community to create a piece of art to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The city is asking artists to submit a proposal for a sculpture or other artwork that would be placed in Martin Luther King Jr. Park, near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Fairview Avenue on the city's north side.


Sparty moves up in Top 25

AP Top 25


Time has come to open up courts

Let the sun shine in on our court system.

Illinois residents should applaud a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision to allow cameras and recording devices in trial courts.


Do the right thing

People in high positions who make messes have an obligation to clean them up.

Lisa Troyer, the disgraced former chief of staff to University of Illinois President Michael Hogan, should reject the faculty position offered to her and find employment outside the UI.