Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell

Harvest Ridge Wind Farm developer sets open house Thursday in Newman

NEWMAN — Area residents can learn about the new Harvest Ridge Wind Farm at an upcoming public open house.

Developer EDP Renewables, which is based in Texas, is planning an open house from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Newman Community Center.

Mansfield Winterfest set for Nov. 17 in village's downtown

MANSFIELD — Rides in horse-drawn carriages, vendors selling holiday decor and a visit with Mrs. Santa Claus are all part of the annual Mansfield Winterfest, set for 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 in downtown Mansfield.

Spokeswoman Amanda Ozee said more than 30 vendors will be on site selling gifts, sweet treats and holiday decor.

UPDATE: One dead in Champaign's second shooting in one day

CHAMPAIGN — The city's second shooting in the same day has left one person dead.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Dondre Moore, 38, of Champaign died at 9:22 p.m. Tuesday in the emergency room at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. An autopsy will be conducted later Wednesday.

UPDATE: One injured in shooting on Champaign's north side

UPDATE, 5 p.m. Tuesday:

CHAMPAIGN — Police said they are investigating a shooting on the city's north side that left one man injured.

Police said they do not think Tuesday afternoon's shooting was random.

Pursuit ends in arrest of suspect in gang activity

CHAMPAIGN — Police have arrested another one of the six persons of interest in connection with recent gang-related criminal activity.

Champaign police, with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested Eric D. Kirk, 32, of Champaign at 12:47 p.m. Monday.

Champaign police Lt. Nathan Rath said the arrest took place in the 1500 block of Winston Drive after a short foot pursuit.

'Hatred must not win': Leaders push for unity, understanding at vigil for Pittsburgh victims

URBANA — More than 300 people stood at the north end of the Quad outside the Illini Union on Sunday night to take part in a vigil honoring the victims of the Squirrel Hill massacre in Pittsburgh.

Coroner IDs victim of Friday night shooting

DANVILLE — Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden has released the name of victim of the Friday night fatal shooting in Danville.

McFadden identified the homicide victim as Allan Bryant, 42, of Danville.

According to a police report, officers were called to the 100 block of North State Street at about 9 p.m. Friday after residents reported hearing gunshots.

Clergy Corner, Oct. 26, 2018

Before he went by 'Reverend,' ROBERT RASMUS served as a press secretary for U.S. Rep. Jim Lightfoot, delivering the congressman's message to people in his Iowa district.

Today, at age 64, Rasmus is a spokesman of a different sort, preaching to a congregation of 600 at St. Matthew Lutheran in southeast Urbana.

Country star Chris Young 'ready to get back at it in Champaign'

CHAMPAIGN — From the honky-tonks of Dallas to the opry halls of Tennessee, country-western music fans have been boot scootin' and line dancing to the crooning of Chris Young since he won the reality music show "Nashville Star" on the USA Network in 2006.

Eight more early-voting sites now open in Champaign County

Early voting ramps up today in Champaign County, with eight venues joining the county clerk's office as sites any registered voter in the county can cast their ballot for the Nov. 6 election. The details:


Illini Union, Room 404, 1401 W. Green St., U

Today-Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.