February 2012

LeRoy set for state tip

Fred Kroner's Class 1A girls' storylines for LeRoy's state tournament debut today

(12:15 p.m.) vs. Freeport Aquin at Redbird Arena:

The favorite

A second Iowa woman files suit against a Jimmy John's restaurant

CHAMPAIGN — A second Iowa woman is suing a Jimmy John's restaurant after she was hospitalized with E. coli illness after allegedly eating a sandwich from the chain.

Much colder air on the move

During the weekend, colder air will settle across the Midwest, South, and East. Early next week, a new push of cold air will arrive across the northern Plains and upper Midwest, where some sub-zero temperatures can be expected.

During the next 5 days, a series of storms will continue to produce generally light precipitation across the North and East.

In Friday's newspaper: Edgar's take on the state budget, Sears closing, prep basketball

In Friday's News-Gazette, we'll get former Gov. Edgar's take on the state's budget situation, more details on Sears closing at the Market Place mall and a preview of a big night Friday for a number of area prep basketball teams.

Man gets court supervision in one case shortly after earlier case ends

URBANA — An Urbana man who admitted he drove while under the influence of alcohol was sentenced Thursday to two years of court supervision.

Proposed drainage fee could still see revisions

CHAMPAIGN — All signs still indicate that a proposed fee payable by property owners for their storm-water runoff has support from the city council, but it might not be as unanimous as it has been in the past.

Bar checks bring 33 tickets

PESOTUM — Illinois State Police and Champaign police conducted an Operation Campus/ Tap detail during the late evening hours of Saturday and the early morning hours of Sunday.

The purpose of the program is to reduce and deter underage drinking in Illinois among college and high school age youth.

The Assembly Hall ...

In Sunday's News-Gazette, our Paul Klee will tell us in his own unique way what makes the Assembly Hall special. At our IlliniHQ Facebook page, we'd like to hear your favorite Assembly Hall moment — be it a basketball game, a Chief dance, a Prince concert, a graduation ceremony. Click here to chime in.


Man to be resentenced on driving violation

MONTICELLO — A White Heath man faces up to a year in the county jail when he is resentenced next month for driving when he should not have.

William Eiben, 49, admitted earlier this week in Piatt County Circuit Court that he violated the probation he was on for driving under the influence of alcohol in 2010 when, in August 2011, he caused a collision that killed a Bondville man.

Time-O-Matic looks to expand facility, consolidate operations

DANVILLE — In the last decade, Time-O-Matic Watchfire's operations have outgrown its original facility and spread to other locations in Danville.

Now, the digital sign manufacturer is planning to expand its original building and bring its Danville employees under one roof, according to Danville city officials.