Tim Ditman

Tim Ditman

Latest plan to stabilize Middle Fork near coal-ash pits to get more scrutiny

OAKWOOD — The public may get the chance to formally weigh in on the latest proposal by the owner of coal-ash pits near the Middle Fork River to stabilize sections of the waterway.

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Champaign council to vote on restoring yard-waste pickup for all residences

CHAMPAIGN — Ahead of the Champaign City Council's vote on restoring yard-waste and Christmas-tree collection to all residential properties, officials say they don't anticipate high demand or increased costs.

Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt said that since 2014, the city has only collected from single-family homes and apartment buildings with four or fewer units.

St. Joseph man gets probation for DUI, drugs in 2017 crash on I-74

URBANA — A St. Joseph man who admitted to being under the influence of drugs and causing a crash last fall on Interstate 74 will be on probation for two years.

Clayton Holzinger, 21, pleaded guilty Monday to felony unlawful possession of controlled substance and misdemeanor driving under the influence in the November 2017 crash.

Westville woman pleads guilty to aggravated DUI in 2017 fatal crash

DANVILLE — A Westville woman who admitted smoking cannabis before a rear-end crash that killed a passenger in her vehicle would have to serve 85 percent of the five-year prison term included in a plea agreement accepted earlier this week by Circuit Judge Nancy Fahey.

Las Vegas developer is winning bidder for Urbana's Landmark Hotel

URBANA — A Las Vegas-based real-estate developer is the new owner-to-be of the shuttered Landmark Hotel in Urbana.

3 county board candidates to stay on ballot after objections withdrawn

URBANA — Bids challenging the candidacies of three Champaign County Board hopefuls are no more.

Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten made the announcement Friday morning, saying objections to the candidacies have been withdrawn.

Urbana city administrator to fill in for retiring public works director

URBANA — City Administrator Carol Mitten will soon pull double duty in taking over the public works department while a nationwide search is conducted to replace longtime director Bill Gray, who is retiring at the end of October after 26 years in city government.

County clerk staying on panel set to rule on county board candidacies

URBANA — Republican Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten will not recuse himself from a board that will hear objections to three county board candidacies.

Tropical storm's remnants filled up rain gauges in C-U, Illinois

Thanks to the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon, Champaign-Urbana — and the state of Illinois as a whole — have already topped the average rainfall mark for September.

Champaign-based state climatologist Jim Angel said 3.49 inches of rain fell locally over the weekend. C-U’s normal for the whole month is 3.13 inches.