Tim Ditman

Tim Ditman

Rantoul man admits selling fentanyl-laced heroin that killed Bloomington man

BLOOMINGTON — McLean County prosecutors will ask for no more than 14 years in prison for a Rantoul resident who admitted to selling another man drugs that resulted in that man's death.

Troy McBride, 24, pleaded guilty Friday to drug-induced homicide. He faces between six and 14 years in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 28.

UPDATE: Document links law professor to 2002 allegation

UPDATE, 2:55 p.m.:

URBANA — A document obtained by News-Gazette Media reveals that University of Illinois Law Professor Jay Kesan was aware of allegations of improper conduct made about him as far back as 2002.

Man acquitted in 2014 fatal shooting suing Danville over alleged frame-up

DANVILLE — An Indiana man who spent 1,447 days in police custody before being acquitted of a Danville murder is suing the city, alleging he was framed.

Chicago attorney Shneur Nathan filed the suit in federal court Friday on behalf of Dejuan Alexander.

Fire destroys Fisher home that housed day care; no one hurt

FISHER — Area churches are springing into action to help after a Fisher home that housed a day care was destroyed by fire Friday.

Sangamon Valley Fire Chief Eric Stalter said crews were called to the house at 1 Leichner Drive about 9:20 a.m. Two adults and eight kids got out of the one-story ranch home safely, and no firefighters were hurt.

UPDATED: wind advisory expires

New 3:34 p.m. Thursday:

The National Weather Service has cancelled the wind advisory.


Original story 10:18 a.m. Thursday:

A wind advisory continues until 7 p.m. Thursday for Champaign, Vermilion, Piatt, Douglas, Edgar, Coles, Shelby and Moultrie counties.

'Suspicious object' that prompted Illini Alert was toy grenade

URBANA — A campus-wide alert Wednesday about a “suspicious object” turned out to be a false alarm, according to University of Illinois police.

Former UI wrestler gets probation for DUI

A former standout University of Illinois wrestler will be on probation for two years after admitting to being drunk behind the wheel.

Judge Adam Dill on Tuesday sentenced 26 year-old Jesse Delgado of Champaign to court supervision, which is a form of probation.  Delgado will also have to do 300 hours of public service and get 20 hours of outpatient treatment for alcohol abuse.

Urbana man gets 10 years for shooting man during drug deal

URBANA — A 64-year-old Urbana man with a murder conviction is headed back to prison for 10 years after admitting to shooting a man during a drug deal.

Roy Bryant pleaded guilty Monday before Judge Heidi Ladd to aggravated battery with a firearm. Ladd allowed state prison officials to evaluate Bryant to see if he needs mental-health treatment.

No school Monday at Mahomet's Lincoln Trail after pipe bursts

Mahomet-Seymour custodians spent the weekend in clean-up mode after a broken pipe led to flooding at Lincoln Trail Elementary School.

Superintendent Lindsey Hall said around 80% of classrooms and the library are impacted.

UPDATED: Governor says he'll attend Trump rally in Murphysboro

New 11:43 a.m. Saturday:

A Rauner campaign spokesman confirmed the governor will be in Murphysboro on Saturday.

"The governor will be at the Trump event," said Will Allison.

Minutes after the confirmation, JB Pritzker campaign spokesman Jason Rubin released a statement calling the governor's choice "the height of political desperation."