URBANA — Federal authorities charged an Urbana man Monday in connection with several bank robberies in the Midwest.
Willie B. Franklin, 37, pleaded innocent Monday to four counts of bank robbery.
U.S. Magistrate Judge David G. Bernthal set Franklin's next court appearance for May 18.
CHAMPAIGN — Two men arrested after a stolen car crashed into a Champaign home over the weekend are scheduled to make their next court appearances May 14.
Demetrius Winfrey, 26, who listed an address in the 400 block of North State Street, Champaign, pleaded innocent Monday to one count of unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle and one count of aggravated driving under the influence.
WATSEKA — The Iroquois County state's attorney has launched an investigation into various actions of the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department, officials confirmed Monday after the county board approved the removal of three board of health members.
DANVILLE — Vermilion Chevrolet-Buick-GMC will present CASA of Vermilion County's second annual Night at the Races & Hometown Celebrity Auction on April 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 310 Bryan St., Danville.
The event, which is casual, is open to the public. Tickets are $10. Horses can be "bought" for $10, and owners may name their horse, if desired.
Q: Can my spouse stop me from getting divorced? He says he won't sign or agree to anything. Does he have to sign something for me to get divorced?
A: Your spouse can't stop you from getting divorced. You don't need the spouse's consent. If the spouse fights things, you may not get exactly what you want, but you'll get divorced.
URBANA — Be sure to smile the next time you walk through the University of Illinois campus.
There's a good chance you are being watched on a UI police camera.
UI police have increased the number of surveillance cameras monitoring activity in the campus area from 13 in 2008 to 900 today, and the police department plans on adding another 200 cameras before the end of 2013.
CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign man was injured Saturday night when a stolen car crashed through the front of a home on the city’s west side.
RANTOUL — A Rantoul man who allegedly had more than 3 ounces of cannabis in his girlfriend’s home Friday was arrested by Rantoul police.
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RANTOUL - Four people injured when a charter bus driver fell asleep and drove the bus into a median near Rantoul have been treated and released from local hospitals. A fifth was treated at the scene.
RANTOUL — Rantoul police arrested two roommates Friday for allegedly having a methamphetamine lab in their apartment.