Mary Schenk

Mary Schenk

Champaign man who allegedly had stolen gun at Legion facing charges

URBANA — A 19-year-old Champaign man who allegedly had a stolen gun on him at a popular Champaign night spot Thursday has been criminally charged.

Urbana man gets 3 years for role in phone sale that turned into mugging

URBANA — An Urbana man who admitted he took part in mugging a man in a phone sale gone awry has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Judge Roger Webber on Thursday agreed to recommend Billiaman Rosenje, 20, whose last known address was in the 1300 block of North Lincoln Avenue, for the Department of Corrections' boot-camp program.

Former jewelry store manager gets probation for stealing cash deposit

URBANA — An Urbana woman who admitted stealing thousands of dollars from her former employer could escape a conviction if she successfully completes her sentence of court supervision.

Two more teens involved in Urbana High fight sentenced

URBANA — A Champaign County judge on Tuesday sentenced one of the teens involved in an early February brawl at Urbana High School to a year of probation and referred a second to a diversion program.

Springfield man gets 6 years for 2017 burglary at Champaign landscaping business

URBANA — A Champaign County judge Monday sentenced a Springfield man to six years in prison for stealing equipment two years ago from a Champaign landscaping business.

Randall S. Taylor, 35, pleaded guilty in January before Judge Roger Webber to burglary, admitting that on June 12, 2017, he took items from Naturescape, 2702 Hundman Drive.

Champaign man gets probation in 2018 break-in at Urbana home

URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted his role in a break-in at a home in Urbana more than a year ago has been sentenced to 30 months of probation.

Nominations for Crime Stoppers award open until June 1

CHAMPAIGN — Nominations are open until June 1 for Champaign County Crime Stoppers' Dave Benton Crime Fighter Award.

Named for the late WCIA-TV anchor who served on the Crime Stoppers board, the award recognizes a Champaign County citizen who has made a difference in fighting crime.

2 men charged after being found with loaded guns in car in Champaign

URBANA — Two young men found with loaded guns in a car late Sunday in Champaign have been criminally charged.

State's Attorney Julia Rietz said Jamar Holbrook 21, who listed an address in Phoenix, and Markell Sanders, 19, who listed an address in the 1100 block of Joanne Lane, Champaign, were arraigned Monday for unlawful use of weapons.

Ticket dismissed against driver involved in 2018 crash that killed Rantoul woman

URBANA — A Champaign County prosecutor Tuesday dismissed a traffic ticket issued to a Vermilion County man in the wake of a fatal accident last summer north of Urbana.

Man who tried to kidnap ex-girlfriend facing long prison term

URBANA — A man who admitted he tried to kidnap a former girlfriend at knifepoint in west Champaign about two months ago faces up to 24 years in prison when he is sentenced later this summer.