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Investigation: Shots fired in West Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Police are investigating a shots fired incident on Champaign's west side.

Champaign police said they were called to the 300 block of Kenwood Road at 11:50 a.m. Sunday.

Crime scene investigators were at the scene Sunday afternoon taking photos of the crime scene. Police tape had been put up in the area.

Rantoul man sentenced to prison for having loaded guns in car

URBANA — A Rantoul man with prior convictions who admitted having loaded guns in a car has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison.

Andrew Washington, 22, whose last known address was in the 1200 block of Aspen Drive, pleaded guilty earlier this month to aggravated unlawful use of weapons before Judge Heidi Ladd.

Another count alleging he possessed stolen weapons was dismissed.

Shots fired in west Champaign

CHAMPAIGN - Police are investigating a shots fired incident on the Champaign's west side.

Champaign police said they were called to the 300 block of Kenwood Road at 11:50 a.m. Sunday.

Police said that no injuries have been reported.

Nobody had been arrested as of Sunday afternoon.

Airfields a boon for small towns, yet keeping them open can be a struggle

Cars line several rows of the parking lot at the former Chanute Air Force Base on a windy Wednesday, but only a few of them are there for the airport.

Across the way, old, decrepit military aircraft sit outside the deserted museum on the Air Force's campus, soon to be disposed of.

Shopping around: Firefighters turning vacant buildings into training sites

CHAMPAIGN — The former Bergner's at Market Place Mall was used last week as a training site for Champaign firefighters.

No, it's not being torn down, as was the case last month when they trained at Dr. Howard Elementary School.

Instead, firefighters used the vacant mall space to practice rope-assisted searches in an environment they don't often get to practice in.

Tom Kacich | Outsiders spending heavily on 13th District race

Only voters in central Illinois get to choose the next U.S. representative for the state's 13th Congressional District, but people all over the country want to influence the choice.

Business listings, Oct. 21, 2018

These applications for assumed business names were filed with the Champaign County clerk's office:

Ete.M.M., 1600 W. Bradley Ave., C, Monteiro Matondo, same address.

Gothic Nothic: Geek Boutique, 402 W. Dodson Drive, U, Elizabeth Andersen, same address.

Lacey's Drywall & Painting, 3309 Brentwood Drive, C, Lacey Daniels, same address.

Just Askin' | It's yard-waste collection season again

Q: When are leaves being collected this year?

A: In Champaign, leaf and yard-waste collection began Oct. 1 and will continue until Nov. 27.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Oct. 21, 2018

Look who's back for a ninth act — the mask-wearing, kitchen knife-carrying freak show that is Michael Myers. With the 'Halloween' reboot debuting on big screens this weekend in Champaign (15 showings today), Savoy (10) and Danville (three), we asked this week's panel: What gave you the willies as a kid?

Family fighting vaccination policy enforced by Unit 4, Illinois

CHAMPAIGN — In a district of more than 10,000 students, 43 have been granted medical or religious exemptions and cleared for classes without getting immunization shots.