Tim Ditman

Tim Ditman

Danville man convicted in July 2017 shooting

DANVILLE — A Danville man faces between six and 30 years in prison after being convicted Friday of shooting another man in the torso last summer.

After a two-day trial, a jury found Deontae Franklin, 35, guilty of aggravated battery with a firearm. He'll be sentenced July 19 and will have to serve 85 percent of whatever is handed down.

Rauner calls for independent probe into sexual harassment at Capitol

Gov. Bruce Rauner wants private citizens, not lawmakers, to investigate claims of sexual harassment under the Capitol dome, as well as allegations of fraud and conflict of interest.

Champaign denies allegations in man's excessive-force lawsuit

CHAMPAIGN — As expected, the city of Champaign is denying allegations of excessive force and a cover-up by police officers in its response to a federal lawsuit brought by Alton Corey, who was injured during an arrest last fall.

Flood advisories in effect

A flash flood watch is in effect for Douglas, Edgar and Macon counties until 1 p.m. Tuesday.

A flash flood warning is in effect for Shelby County until 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Do not drive over a flooded road.

National Weather Service: Two brief, weak tornadoes hit Champaign

View Monday's cleanup effort on Snapchat here

UPDATE, 7 a.m. Tuesday:

CHAMPAIGN — Despite two brief tornadoes hitting southwest Champaign on Sunday afternoon, the city's tornado sirens weren't activated.

State rejects bid to redevelop Eagle Creek Resort, reopens process

SHELBYVILLE — The state will soon reopen the bidding to redevelop the shuttered Eagle Creek Resort on Lake Shelbyville.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources spokesman Ed Cross on Monday revealed new details on the lone bid received from Sullivan Harbor, based in Sullivan.

County board to vote on referendum to roll recorder's office into clerk's

URBANA — The Champaign County Board could ask voters in November whether the county recorder of deeds office should be rolled into the county clerk's office.

UI professor gets NASA grant to study resource-mining in space

CHAMPAIGN — If NASA astronauts go back to the moon or to Mars, new research at the University of Illinois may make the trip more efficient.

Lone bid to overhaul Eagle Creek Resort under review

SHELBYVILLE — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is reviewing the lone bid to overhaul the shuttered Eagle Creek Resort on Lake Shelbyville.

IDNR spokesperson Ed Cross said state procurement rules prevent him from naming the bidder or the contents of the bid. Cross also did not have a timeline for when the agency will announce whether it accepts or rejects the bid.

Thomasboro's sole police officer to be appointed interim chief

THOMASBORO — A change in leadership at the Thomasboro police department may mean the tiny Champaign County village goes back to a part-time police chief.