Campuses describe imminent budgetary disasters

CHARLESTON — The lack of a budget for Illinois higher education will begin to have severe impacts by January, members of the state Senate Higher Education Committee were told Monday.

The Democrat-dominated Legislature and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner are at an impasse over state spending, even though the state's fiscal year began July 1.

High-profile resident lays into county nursing home

URBANA — A prominent resident of the Champaign County Nursing Home, along with the relatives of other residents, delivered a flood of complaints about the institution at Monday night's monthly meeting of the county nursing home board.

Danville police seek information on shooting that injured 1

Danville — A 32-year-old Danville man is in stable condition after being shot Sunday morning outside the Green Meadows apartment complex on the city's east side, according to police.

Criminal Investigation Commander Jane McFadden said police were called to the complex at 1600 Edgewood Drive at 10:57 a.m. Sunday for a subject who had been shot.

UI student wanted in string of California sexual assaults arrested in Champaign

URBANA — A University of Illinois student accused of drugging and sexually assaulting at least four women in California has been arrested in Champaign.

University of Illinois police, with the assistance of Fremont, Calif., police detectives, arrested Kwangmin Jin, 20, on Sept. 23. Jin listed addresses in San Ramon, Calif., and the 400 block of East Springfield Avenue, Champaign.

Crash reported on I-74 in Vermilion County

MUNCIE - State police are at the scene of a crash on Interstate 74 eastbound near milepost 204.5 in rural Muncie in Vermilion County.

Sgt. Mark Holley said the crash happened at about 6:45 p.m. Monday in a construction zone.

Holley said there were no injuries.

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13-year sentence in campus robbery

URBANA — A Danville teenager who admitted taking part in the robbery of University of Illinois students on campus last winter has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Andre Waddy, 18, who listed an address in the 500 block of North Griffin, pleaded guilty Monday before Judge Harry Clem to aggravated robbery for his part in the Dec. 20 holdup of a group of students.

Verizon moving center to Rolling Meadows, adding 200 jobs

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) — Verizon Wireless says it plans to add 200 workers at a new call center in Chicago's western suburbs beginning next year.

Buyouts coming at company behind Chicago Tribune, LA Times

TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers is offering buyouts to employees.

Woman accused of injecting 14-year-old daughter with heroin

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia woman repeatedly injected her 14-year-old daughter and another teen with heroin, even tying a string around their arms to isolate their veins, prosecutors said Monday.