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Woman resentenced to probation in fatal DUI

URBANA — A Champaign County judge has resentenced to probation a Danville woman who had been sent to prison for killing an elderly Minnesota man after driving while drunk.

Gas fumes probable cause of Urbana fire

URBANA — Fire apparently sparked by fumes from a gas-powered piece of equipment displaced an Urbana family from its home Sunday.

Urbana Fire Division Chief Chad Hensch said firefighters were called to 406 E. California Ave. about 9:47 p.m.

"They had an active fire in the basement," Hensch said.

Paxton police arrest Vermilion residents in drug case

PAXTON — Two Vermilion County residents were charged Tuesday with Class X felonies after Paxton police say they found them in possession of suspected methamphetamine and ingredients used to make the illegal drug one day earlier.

Man sentenced to prison for campus robbery

URBANA — A Champaign man who took part in robbing a University of Illinois student on campus in the spring was sentenced Tuesday to 4 1/2 years in prison.

GOP debate field is set: Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina out

STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

JUST IN: Man dies from gunshot in Rantoul standoff

UPDATE: 4:45 p.m.

RANTOUL — An armed robbery suspect who holed up in a Rantoul motel room for about seven hours early Tuesday, threatening to harm himself and police, was shot and killed by a Champaign police officer.

Man who ran from police arrested on weapon charge

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign man who allegedly ran from police who were actually looking for his friend has been arrested for a weapons violation.

Champaign police Sgt. David Griffet said Champaign police received information Tuesday afternoon on the whereabouts of a man wanted for an alleged parole violation.

Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers

MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

NRC inspecting Illinois uranium-conversion plant after leak

METROPOLIS, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois uranium-conversion plant is undergoing a special inspection after a weekend leak of uranium hexafluoride, a gas used to produce enriched uranium for nuclear power plants, Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials said.

Updated: UI asks students to get mumps vaccine before semester

CHAMPAIGN — With a mumps outbreak continuing to increase, University of Illinois students are being advised to get a booster shot of the measles/mumps/rubella vaccine as soon as possible, even if they've already had two doses.