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Weird actions spur police warning

URBANA - An Urbana woman was confronted Monday night by a man who first threatened to rape her, then said he was a cop trying to teach her to be more careful.

Another bomb threat disrupts courthouse

URBANA - For the second time in two weeks, the business of the Champaign County judicial system came to a grinding halt due to a threat of a bomb being in the courthouse.

Early voter turnout slow at several area precincts

CHAMPAIGN - Voter turnout in today's election will be light, if several precincts in central Champaign and in rural areas of the county are any indication.

Veterinarians to help look out for bioterrorism

Illinois officials are enlisting veterinarians around the state in a homeland security effort against bioterrorist attacks with animal disease-derived agents such as anthrax.

Work on Olympian Drive extension under way

CHAMPAIGN - Work has begun on the city of Champaign's Olympian Drive extension, a project that will create a new east-west thoroughfare across the northern part of the city.

Convicted ex-dean faces new charge

URBANA - Brady Smith, a former school dean convicted of indecent solicitation of a child, faces new charges and a possible revocation of his probation.

Campus prepares for civil service layoffs

URBANA - University of Illinois officials expect to lay off employees in the coming months because of state budget cuts, and they've put in place a hiring freeze for civil service employees.

Timing of friendly gesture couldn´t have been better

CHAMPAIGN - Patty and Melissa Shaw decided on a whim one day last summer to pick up a catfish dinner for an elderly lady for whom they cleaned house.

Some small towns in area experience candidate shortage

PESOTUM - There's a great Little League baseball field and park, a state police headquarters, the Outer Banks restaurant and 521 people here.

Three apartments damaged in blaze

CHAMPAIGN - Kawona Williams was getting ready to start the day when she heard her smoke detector beeping this morning.