Callis, Davis agree Obama's proposed coal rules too restrictive

SPRINGFIELD — Environmental regulations on coal burning proposed this summer by the Obama White House are too severe, the candidates in Illinois' 13th Congressional District agreed Tuesday night.

Police, school district conduct routine sweep at Central

CHAMPAIGN — Central High School students may have run into a furry friend on their way to algebra class Tuesday.

The Champaign Police Department K-9 unit was brought to the school Tuesday to conduct a routine search. Dogs are brought in to do a clean sweep of the school, searching for drugs, weapons, or other illegal or dangerous substances, according to Central's student handbook.

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Police hunting for man over stolen vehicle in rural Vermilion County

RURAL POTOMAC — County and state authorities late Tuesday afternoon continue to scour a rural area near Potomac for a man who was driving a stolen vehicle.

Cocaine plea brings 5-year prison sentence

URBANA — An Urbana man with a lengthy criminal record was sentenced to five years in prison for having cocaine on him.

Man sentenced to probation in reckless discharge case

URBANA — An Urbana man who admitted firing a gun while at a west Champaign apartment complex has been sentenced to probation and home confinement.

Chernenko Smith, 29, whose last known address was in the 2600 block of Illinois Street, pleaded guilty Friday before Judge Harry Clem to reckless discharge of a firearm, a Class 4 felony.

Man pleads guilty in molestation case

URBANA — A Rantoul man who admitted having sexual contact with a child several years ago faces up to 30 years in prison when he's sentenced in about six weeks.

Buggy crash claims horse's life


ARTHUR — At least one person was sent to a hospital and a horse mortally injured in a collision involving a buggy and two vehicles in Douglas County.

Crimestoppers alert leads to charge


URBANA — A Champaign man turned himself in to police after the publication of a Crimestoppers bulletin regarding a theft on the University of Illinois campus.

Illinois' top educator: Funding problems to remain after election

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois state superintendent of schools says the outcome of the governor's race won't make a difference for the state's education funding problems.