Mary Schenk

Mary Schenk

State trooper gets probation, agrees to resign over sex solicitation

URBANA — An Illinois State trooper who admitted he offered to pay a woman to have sex with him has been sentenced to a form of probation and agreed to resign from his job.

Chicago man accused of stealing from employee areas of 4 Champaign stores

URBANA — A Chicago man accused of entering Champaign businesses and stealing from employees faces up to 30 years in prison if he's convicted.

Antonio Carr, 22, was booked into the county jail over the weekend after having been charged a month ago with four counts of burglary.

Woman accused of stealing from man she knew

URBANA — A homeless woman who hails from Champaign faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of stealing from a man she knew.

Autumn Boastick, 39, was arraigned Tuesday for residential burglary and criminal trespass to residence in connection with an Oct. 16 incident at a home in the 2300 block of Valley Brook Drive, Champaign.

Champaign man accused of having meth for sale in June

URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly had methamphetamine that he intended to sell in June is due back in court Jan. 8.

Joshua Auteberry, 33, of the 2100 block of Southwood Drive was picked up Monday on a warrant that had been issued about a month ago, when he was charged with delivery of methamphetamine and possession of a look-alike substance.

Urbana man faces weapons, domestic-battery charges in argument

URBANA — An Urbana man who allegedly struck a woman in the head and threatened her with a gun has been charged with being an armed habitual criminal.

Ben Anderson, 33, who listed an address in the 1000 block of Berkley Avenue, was also charged Tuesday with unlawful use of weapons by a felon and domestic battery.

Parkland student accused of stealing, pawning neighbor's laptop

URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly stole a computer from a neighbor has been charged with residential burglary.

Leo Bannon, 21, who listed an address in the 2000 block of West Bradley Avenue, is due back in court for a probable-cause hearing Nov. 27. If convicted of the charge, he faces four to 15 years in prison.

C-U Elks' free-throw contest set for Dec. 15 in Urbana

URBANA — The Champaign-Urbana Elks will hold its annual hoop shot free-throw contest on Dec. 15.

Boys and girls ages 8 to 13 may compete in the free event, which will be held at the gymnasium at Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana.

Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. and shooting begins promptly at 2.

Champaign man charged with possessing stolen vehicle

URBANA — A Champaign man who was panhandling outside a convenience store in Campustown was charged Thursday with possessing a stolen vehicle.

A Champaign police report said about 11 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to the Circle K, 59 E. Green St., C, to talk to a man panhandling for gas money.

There's a new sheriff in town — and he has a new chief deputy

URBANA — Dustin Heuerman admits that Tuesday's landslide vote to make him the first Democratic sheriff in Champaign County since 1934 came as a surprise.

But the 37-year-old Champaign man is "looking forward to a good transition" and he's confident that his choice for chief deputy can help with that.

Chicago man gets 6 years for shooting at man getting off bus in Urbana

URBANA — A Chicago man with no prior convictions who opened fire on a man on a busy Urbana street earlier this year is headed to prison for six years.