Tim Ditman

Tim Ditman

UPDATED: flash flood warning issued

New 2:22 p.m. Friday:

A flash flood warning is in effect for Champaign, Vermilion, Piatt and Macon counties until 8 p.m. Friday.


Original story:

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for all of East Central Illinois except Ford and Iroquois counties until Sunday morning.

Coroner IDs man found shot to death in car in Danville

DANVILLE — The Vermilion County coroner has released the name of a Danville man found shot to death in his vehicle two weeks ago.

Coroner Jane McFadden said Tuesday that the victim is Shawn David Mullins, 43. No arrests have been made in connection with the Aug. 21 shooting.

Treasurer has $12 million to give back to Illinoisans

The next time you get a letter saying you have money waiting for you, it may not be a scam.

Starting this month, the state treasurer's office is doing the legwork of its unclaimed property division, which it expects will result in $12 million worth of checks ending up in the hands of Illinois residents.

UPDATED: Possible settlements involving Champaign police total more than $3.7M

CHAMPAIGN — Two men who sued the city of Champaign and some of its police officers stand to collectively receive more than $3.7 million in settlement payments, with the bulk of the money going to a man claiming to have been wrongfully incarcerated for nearly 18 years.

The payments will be paid if the Champaign City Council approves their settlement agreements Tuesday night.

3 sickened at Sholem after pool contaminated with feces

CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is revealing more about a waterborne disease that caused Sholem Aquatic Center in Champaign to close for 24 hours as a precaution.

Appellate judge defends actions in seeking paid lectures

CHAMPAIGN — Appellate court Judge Robert Steigmann of Urbana maintains he was in the right when he used office resources to solicit paid lectures.

Steigmann made his first public comments since being reprimanded by the Illinois Courts Commission while appearing on "A Penny For Your Thoughts" on Wednesday on WDWS 1400-AM.

New speed limit on I-74 in C-U: 60 mph

Road-construction questions? Ask 'em here

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois Department of Transportation said it will be lowering the speed limit on Interstate 74 — from 70 mph to 60 mph — between the I-57 interchange in Champaign and the Cunningham Avenue exit in Urbana.

Solar-farm developer already seeking exception to county's new rules

ST. JOSEPH — In the wake of the Champaign County Board’s vote Thursday to amend zoning rules to allow for solar farms, one company is already seeking approval for two of them — and in ways that bend the newly minted rules.

UPDATE: Mattoon High School shooting suspect admits to crime

MATTOON — The Mattoon High School student accused of opening fire almost a year ago in the cafeteria has pleaded guilty in juvenile court to aggravated battery with a firearm.

Attorney Ed Piraino of Champaign said his client, 15-year-old Josiah Lyons, admitted to the act Thursday. Judge Matt Sullivan set sentencing for Oct. 11.

No bids received in latest effort to redevelop Eagle Creek resort

It's not known if the Illinois Department of Natural Resources plans to sweeten the pot further after its second recent request for proposals for the redevelopment of Eagle Creek Resort on Lake Shelbyville got no bids.