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City engineer gets 90 days for DUI; will serve it on electronic home detention

URBANA — The city engineer for Champaign was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in the county jail and two years of probation after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol.


Savoy man admits drug charge, gets probation

URBANA — A Savoy man who admitted having more than 2 pounds of cannabis intended for sale in his home was sentenced to two years of probation.

Assistant State's Attorney Lindsey Clark said Brett Shaw, 24, of the 1200 block of Village Parkway had no prior convictions before pleading guilty Thursday before Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis to possession with intent to deliver cannabis.


State appellate court to hear 2 cases next week at DACC

DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College students have a unique opportunity to see the Fourth District Appellate Court in action next week.

On Wednesday morning, the court is moving its proceedings from its courtroom in Springfield to Room 302 at Vermilion Hall on DACC’s campus to give students the experience of viewing a session and hearing a case or two.


Officer who shot family's dog suspended for day without pay

Punishment related to bullet that went through apartment

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign police officer who fired his gun in a residential neighborhood last fall, killing a dog and sending a round through a nearby apartment, has been suspended for a day without pay.


Champaign Fire Department gets grant for leadership training

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign firefighters as well as firefighters from neighboring communities will soon receive leadership training as a result of a federal grant announced on Wednesday.


Champaign man faces new charges in connection with Assembly Hall incident

URBANA — The Champaign County state's attorney's office has filed additional charges against a Champaign man arrested after he allegedly tried to bring weapons into the Assembly Hall last month.

Kenneth P. Bergman, 64, who listed an address in the 1400 block of Hollycrest Drive, was charged on Wednesday with two counts of unlawful possession of weapons by a felon.


Urbana police investigate report of man approaching 12-year-old

URBANA — Urbana police have been investigating an incident that happened Monday afternoon in which a 12-year-old girl said she was approached by a man in a truck offering her ice cream.


Teen gets probation for burglary

URBANA — A Champaign teen who admitted his role in the burglary of a woman's home has been sentenced to two years of probation.


Staff member helps juvenile who apparently was trying to harm himself

URBANA — Joe Gordon credits a staff member at the Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center doing a routine check for helping a teen boy detainee who apparently was trying to harm himself Tuesday afternoon.


Victim won't testify; charges dismissed

URBANA — An uncooperative victim led to the dismissal of felony charges against a Champaign man.

Champaign County Assistant State's Attorney Troy Lozar said he dismissed charges Monday against Allen Williams, 21, who listed an address in the 1400 block of Queensway Drive, Champaign, in connection with a Jan. 11 incident in Champaign.