Mary Schenk

Mary Schenk

'I'm looking at page after page of luck that's all bad'

URBANA — A Champaign County judge sentenced a Rantoul man to six years in prison Wednesday for his 15th conviction for driving under revocation.

A frustrated Judge Brett Olmstead unleashed on Edward Duckworth, reminding him that even the minimum sentence for the nonviolent driving offense was no one's fault but his own.

Sudden realization led drug court grad to sobriety, life change

URBANA — Between ages 16 and 17, Brandon Unzicker was charged with eight burglaries, auto theft, intent to deliver drugs and escape.

Expelled for breaking into his own high school — "high on pot, just stupid thinking" — a capable lawyer resolved his crimes with a guilty plea to one burglary and a lengthy sentence of probation.

Champaign woman gets probation for attack that left ex with punctured lung

URBANA — A Champaign woman who admitted taking part in an attack on her ex-boyfriend that left him with a punctured lung has been sentenced to probation.

Annette Davis, 23, who listed an address in the 1400 block of Queens Way, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Judge Heidi Ladd to mob action.

Champaign woman gets 2 years for having gun in home where drugs found

URBANA — A Champaign woman who had a gun in her home when drugs were present in 2017 was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison.

The sentence was the least that Deborah Taylor-Smith, 37, could have received for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. She faced a maximum of 10 years behind bars.

Urbana High student gets probation for bringing ammo to school

URBANA — An Urbana High School student who admitted he had ammunition at school has been sentenced to two years of probation.

The 15-year-old was arrested May 13 at the high school after Urbana police were alerted that there a threat involving a gun had allegedly been made to a student at another school via social media.

Champaign County Crime Stoppers | Officers seek vandals who slashed tires

MAHOMET — Champaign County Crime Stoppers needs help finding the people responsible for car vandalisms in Mahomet.

On the evening of Sunday, May 19, or the early morning of Monday, May 20, tires were slashed on two cars in the 400 block of Peacock Drive and the 400 block of Dorchester Drive.

Both cars belonged to high school students. No other damage was reported.

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.