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Outdoor burn advisory issued for northern counties

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Felon found with gun faces habitual-criminal charge

URBANA — A convicted felon found to have a gun early Tuesday has been charged with being an armed habitual criminal.

If convicted of that Class X charge, Charles L. Thomas, 43, of the 1400 block of West Kirby Avenue, Champaign, could go to prison for six to 30 years.

Harvest Market to open Oct. 6

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign’s newest grocery store has set its grand opening date: Thursday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m.

Harvest Market, the centerpiece of the Carriage Center development at 2029 South Neil Street, will become Niemann Foods’ first “concept” grocery store.

UI dorm burglaries under investigation (w/video)

URBANA — University of Illinois police are looking for the persons who burgled several unlocked rooms in a campus dormitory Monday afternoon.

A release from UI police said several rooms in Trelease Hall, 901 W. College Court, U, were entered shortly after 2 p.m.

Investigation into Campustown shootings 'a slow process'

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police have been working around the clock since early Sunday to determine who may been involved in a fight outside a Campustown apartment that left one man dead and three others injured by gunfire.

They now believe the shootings on Green Street were not related to another that occurred about a half-hour later several blocks to the west on State Street.

UPDATED: Day after heated council meeting, Ammons sounds off on Urbana's 'glaring lack of diversity'

Mid-morning Tuesday on his Facebook page, Urbana city councilman Aaron Ammons expanded on the topic that led to a heated debate the night before.

Under the heading “Racial Profiling in Urbana,” Ammons wrote:

Teen gets juvenile prison for having gun

URBANA — A Champaign teen who admitted he possessed a loaded handgun while on parole for possession of a stolen vehicle has been sentenced to the juvenile penitentiary.

The 17-year-old had pleaded guilty in late July to possession of a firearm without a firearm owner's identification card in connection with his July 4 arrest.

09-27-16 On The Money

09-27-16 On The Money: Play now!

09-27-16 On the Money. Paul Ruedi, David Ruedi and Dr. Fred Giertz with Paul Ruedi's On the Money.

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09-27-16 Penny for Your Thoughts

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09-27-16 Penny for Your Thoughts.  Jim Turpin with a one hour Penny open line.  On the day after The Great Debate.

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Study: Illinois video gaming has generated $785 million

CARBONDALE (AP) — Data from industry experts and the state of Illinois show video gaming has generated about $785 million in state and local tax revenue since the machines were legalized four years ago.