May 2012

May 2012

New Y, Windsor West won't get bus service

CHAMPAIGN — The new Champaign County YMCA and the Windsor West apartment complex in southwest Champaign will not get service from the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District — not until the Champaign Southwest Mass Transit District goes out of business.

That was the gist of a resolution adopted unanimously and with little discussion by the C-U MTD board Wednesday.

Police going to the roofs for Special Olympics

For the 10th straight year, hundreds of Illinois police officers will take part Friday in raising money for Special Olympics Illinois at Dunkin' Donuts stores.

Urbana Fire Department maintains insurance rating

URBANA — Fire-insurance rates for Urbana homeowners will stay as low as possible after officials were notified by the Insurance Services Office that the city's fire department has maintained its Class 2 rating.

The ISO reviews are infrequent — the last inspection was in 2002, when the Urbana department first got its Class 2 rating.

Carle seeks exemption from state permit to buy Hoopeston hospital

HOOPESTON — The Carle Foundation plans to pay $2.7 million to acquire Hoopeston's community hospital and clinics, according to an application on file with a state regulatory panel.

Carle has applied to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board for an exemption that would allow the sale to proceed without a state permit called a "certificate of need."

Never-say-die Vikings moving on

MAHOMET — For all of the reasons Danville High School could have lost its sectional baseball opener on Wednesday, there were an equal number why the team was victorious.

The obvious one was Chuckie Robinson.

Pieters closing in on NCAA title

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Illinois' Thomas Pieters fired a 3-under 68 on Wednesday at Riviera Country Club and has a 2-stroke lead heading into the final round of the NCAA Championships.

But the sophomore was more worried about the team making it to match play than the fact he's 18 holes away from being the second Illini national champ in three years.

Accused blames alcohol, medicine for threats against judge

DANVILLE — A 56-year-old Home Gardens man claimed Wednesday that he was drunk and not on the prescription medicine he takes for seizures, post-traumatic stress disorder and other illnesses he has when he threatened to shoot a judge over the weekend.

Two shootings under investigation in Danville

DANVILLE — Danville police are investigating two separate shootings that occurred early Wednesday morning on the city's east side.

The first occurred at 1:21 a.m. in the 1200 block of Edgewood Park Circle, and injured a 38-year-old Danville man.

Klee: Jalen James, Illini part ways

CHAMPAIGN — Throughout the first two months of his tenure as the Illinois coach, John Groce has talked about “the right fit.”

He said the Illinois job was the right fit for him. It’s how he pieced together his staff and how he described his approach to finding players.