Tim Ditman

Tim Ditman

Flames destroy corn crib south of Broadlands

No one was hurt as flames destroyed a corn crib south of Broadlands Friday afternoon.

Peter Zurich was incident command for the Broadlands-Longview Fire Protection District. He said the call came in at 4:15 p.m. at 2420 East County Road 0 North. That's in Ayers Township just north of the Champaign-Douglas County line.

UPDATED: man airlifted to hospital after I-74 crash

Update 6:08 p.m.:

State police said a motorcyclist was airlifted to the hospital after rear-ending a jeep on Interstate 74 on Friday afternoon.

UPDATED: rural Danville woman charged in wife's murder

New 3:42 p.m. Friday:

Prosecutors said a blow to the head led to bleeding on the brain and the death of a rural Danville woman at the hand of her wife last weekend.

UPDATED: witnesses saw Champaign man run to tracks before being hit by train

New 3:30 p.m. Friday:

Danville police said witnesses saw a Champaign man running toward the railroad tracks just before he was hit by a train and killed on Thursday night.

More than $10,000 in donations for Burnham move to be returned

CHAMPAIGN — More than $10,000 in community donations toward the Burnham Mansion project will be refunded now that the historic home is slated for demolition by Unit 4.

Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center to close Saturday for annual cleaning

URBANA — The Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center is set to close this weekend for three weeks for its annual cleaning.

The work starts Saturday and lasts until Aug. 11. This year, crews will also replace a roof unit that controls air quality at the facility.

C-U Public Health District launching Saturday hours

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is launching Saturday hours this summer.

The health district said it is adding the hours at its location at 201 W. Kenyon Road, C, for the benefit of people who can't get there during the work week. It will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month.

Police investigating robbery at Walgreens in southwest Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Police are looking for at least two people who broke into a drugstore Friday morning on the southwest side of town.

Danville man gets five years for mob action in 2017 stabbing death

DANVILLE — A Danville man who was present at the May 2017 fatal stabbing of another man at the Fair Oaks housing complex is headed to prison for five years.

Champaign County recorder's office back on board's agenda

URBANA — Champaign County's recorder of deeds does not expect to be out of a job by year's end — despite a renewed push by some county board members to eliminate the office.

Tonight, the board is expected to vote on whether to put a binding question on the November ballot asking voters if the recorder's office should be rolled into the county clerk's by December.