Mary Schenk

Mary Schenk

A Life Remembered | Businessman helped build pizzeria chain

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign businessman who influenced such things as regionally popular pizza, vintage aircraft, air conditioning and apartments, is being remembered for his likability, humility and philanthropy.

Charlie Nogle, 88, died at home early Saturday after a year of declining health.

Crime Stoppers | Suspect in attempted Circle K robbery sought

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County Crime Stoppers needs help finding the man who tried to rob a Champaign gas station at gunpoint last month.

At 12:52 a.m. Feb. 22, police were sent to the Circle K, 1503 N. Neil St., where a man had pointed a handgun at the employee and demanded money. She locked herself in the office, so the would-be robber left.

Small Towns, Big Deals | DeLand a dee-lightful place like few others

DeLAND — Just south of Illinois 10 in west central Piatt County is a small town that features one of Illinois' tiniest school systems, good clean water from the Mahomet Aquifer, a premier auction house, a library, a grain elevator and a thriving sense of community.

Man arrested in fatal shooting of deputy also wanted in Champaign burglary

A Springfield man arrested Thursday afternoon in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy in Rockford was also wanted by authorities in Champaign County.

Floyd E. Brown, 39, had been charged in early February with residential burglary and theft over $500 in connection with a December break-in at a home in the 2700 block of Wendover Place in southwest Champaign.

Champaign man gets 2 years probation for cocaine found in home

URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted he had cocaine in his home has been sentenced to two years of probation.

Floyd Mason, 36, who listed an address in the 2500 block of Fields South Drive, pleaded guilty last week before Judge Roger Webber to possession of between 15 and 100 grams of cocaine.

Second judge finds Baby Karma's father guilty but mentally ill

URBANA — A little more than three years after one judge found a St. Joseph man guilty but mentally ill of trying to kill his own infant daughter by abandoning her in a field, a second judge has come to the same conclusion.

Jury deadlock brings mistrial in Champaign man's molestation case

URBANA — A Champaign County judge Thursday declared a mistrial in the case of a Champaign man accused of sexually molesting the daughter of a friend in 2017.

After deliberating about eight hours Wednesday and 90 minutes Thursday, the seven men and five women who heard the evidence against Curtis Hairston informed Judge Heidi Ladd that they could not reach a unanimous verdict.

Champaign woman get 3 years probation after 7 pounds of pot found in home

URBANA — A Champaign woman who admitted her part in receiving cannabis products by mail, intending to resell them, has been sentenced to three years of probation.

Kelly D. Adams, 41, who listed an address in the 1300 block of Hedge Road, pleaded guilty Monday before Judge Tom Difanis to possession with intent to deliver between 2,000 and 5,000 grams of cannabis.

Legally Speaking: Brett Kepley

For 33 years, BRETT KEPLEY has been a practicing attorney in Champaign County. Two years ago, he switched from private practice to helping low-income people with civil legal issues at the nonprofit Land of Lincoln Legal Aid.

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State agency recommends suspension of Champaign lawyer's license

CHAMPAIGN — A hearing panel for the state agency that disciplines lawyers has recommended that a Champaign attorney's license be suspended because he neglected a client and failed to cooperate with an investigation.