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Single-vehicle accident blocks lane of I-57 near Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — State police were on the scene of a single-vehicle accident with injuries early Tuesday morning on Interstate 57 just south of Champaign.

Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted.

Area girls' tennis leaders: Sept. 17, 2018



Chikako Barnes, Champaign Central 5-0 1.000

Aviv Sagiv, Centennial 10-1 .909

Lauren Ellis, Danville 14-2 .875

Gurveena Singh, Centennial 15-3 .833

Angela Xu, Centennial 15-3 .833

Cayla Risinger, Centennial 10-3 .769

Erin Houpt, Danville 9-3 .750

Zoe Doehring, Mahomet-Seymour 3-1 .750

Area history, Sept. 17, 2018

Today is Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, the Illinois branch of the National League of Postmasters announced they would hold their convention at the Beardsley Hotel.

In 1968, a squirrel shorted out a substation north of Rankin, leaving many people without electricity.

Editorial | Finally!

The long-awaited sale of the Landmark Hotel in downtown Urbana means something — but what?

It took a while, but the now-closed Landmark Hotel will be changing hands after last week's auction.

Area golf leaders: Sept. 17, 2018


Name, School Rnds Ave.

C. Ellis, Sullivan 14 35.8

Pinter, Westville 8 35.9

Birky, GCMS 13 37.5

McCoy, Central 20 37.5

Richardson, Tri-County 8 38.0

Nelson, University High 14 38.2

Kilcullen, Prairie Central 12 38.6

Moore, Rantoul/PBL 11 39.7

Z. Rogers, Bement 8 40.0

Burcham, Sullivan 14 40.1

Area girls' swimming leaders: Sept. 17, 2018

200 Medley Relay

Swimmer/School Time

Centennial 1:56.54

Central 2:00.09

Danville 2:02.89

Uni High 2:06.76

Urbana 2:16.86

St. Thomas More 2:25.98

Mahomet-Seymour 2:31.27


200 Freestyle

Sally, Ma, Uni HIgh 1:58.25

Lizzie Gile, Centennial 2:00.01

Ally Miller, Central 2:07.01

Danvllle police probing fatal shooting

DANVILLE — A 29-year-old Danville man was fatally shot on Saturday night.

Danville police said the investigation into the incident is ongoing. 

Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason said police were called to 2300 block of Cannon Street after a report of shots fired around 8 p.m. Saturday. There, officers found the victim on the ground.

Building permits, Sept. 16, 2018

Listed are permits for all new single-family and multifamily residences as well as commercial and industrial work and residential remodeling costing over $25,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


Timbercreek Developers, new single-family residence at 1604 Congressional Way, $340,000.

Area history, Sept. 16, 2018

Today is Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, First Universalist Church in Urbana became the first church in Champaign-Urbana to be turned over to the University of Illinois to help care for the 5,000 Students' Army Training Corps men who were about to arrive in town.