Mary Schenk

Mary Schenk

Crime Stoppers | Police search for suspect in Walgreens armed robbery

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County Crime Stoppers needs help solving an armed robbery at a pharmacy earlier this month.

Just after 2 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, a man with a handgun entered Walgreens, 1713 W. Springfield Ave., C, and demanded money from an employee. He left the business on foot after getting an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police: UI student jailed after release from Carle

URBANA — A 23-year-old University of Illinois student who allegedly aimed a pellet gun at police, prompting them to shoot him Thursday, is now in the Champaign County jail.

Midday shooting in Champaign sends man to hospital

CHAMPAIGN — A man was shot in northwest Champaign in a drive-by shooting Saturday afternoon.

Champaign County sheriff's Lt. Curt Apperson said deputies were called at 12:46 p.m. to the 1400 block of Queens Way Drive, where shots were heard.

Urbana hit hard by storm

CHAMPAIGN - For the second time this summer, inclement weather has cancelled a downtown Champaign streetfest.

About 1:30 p.m., the Champaign Park District cancelled the live music event, set to begin at 7 p.m. at Walnut and University avenues.

It also had to cancel the June 9 fest because of threatening weather early in the day.


UPDATE: Alcohol involved in crash that killed Mahomet man

MAHOMET — Champaign County sheriff's deputies are investigating an apparently alcohol-related  crash early Saturday that claimed the life of a Mahomet man.

UI student shot by police was reportedly the one who called them

CHAMPAIGN — Investigators looking into the shooting of a University of Illinois student by police Thursday have a good amount of evidence to sort through.

Champaign man with felony conviction gets 3 years for having gun

URBANA — A Champaign man with a felony conviction who admitted having a gun more than a year ago in a north Champaign neighborhood has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Jerrion Gipson, 22, whose last known address was in the 3700 block of Summer Sage Court, pleaded guilty Friday to unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. He was given credit for 130 days already served.

UI student shot by police had pellet gun

CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois student shot in the leg by police Thursday night was repeatedly ordered to put down the gun police saw in his hands.

Savoy sex offender accused of sex acts with preteen girl

URBANA — A Savoy man with a sex conviction in his past is in police custody for allegedly molesting a child.

Champaign County sheriff's Lt. Curt Apperson said George Henderson III, 66, who listed an address in the 300 block of Ellen Avenue, was arrested Thursday at his home.

Champaign woman in line for probation after DUI with child in car

URBANA — A Champaign woman who was behind the wheel when she collided with a car a year ago while driving under the influence of drugs — and with her child along — has tentatively been sentenced to three years of probation.