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Presence hospitals' foundations seek answers about locally raised funds

URBANA — The charitable foundations of both Presence hospitals in Urbana and Danville want to know what's becoming of millions of dollars contributed by local donors when a new owner takes over in about two weeks.

Champaign County executive candidates set town hall meetings

CHAMPAIGN — The two candidates for Champaign County executive have scheduled separate town hall meetings to meet with voters and explain the office, which will be on the ballot for the first time in November.

Police, city, school officials to speak at Champaign gun-violence forum

CHAMPAIGN — Top police, city and school officials will gather tonight at a community event designed to spur action against gun violence.

The town hall meeting, motivated in part by the Dec. 8 shooting outside a Champaign Central High School basketball game, is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Illinois Terminal, 45 E. University Ave., C.

Champaign man gets probation for having gun in Douglass Park

URBANA — A 19-year-old Champaign man who had a gun in a park was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation.

Judge Roger Webber said he hoped Jaliqwon Robertson's admission that he knew what he was doing and had made a bad decision shows that he might be maturing.

Urbana man gets probation for groping woman as she slept

URBANA — A 68-year-old Urbana man who admitted groping a woman's breast as she slept has been sentenced to two years of probation.

Robert Palmer, who was staying on Carroll Avenue in Urbana with the victim last month, pleaded guilty Tuesday to criminal sexual abuse, a Class 4 felony.

Champaign man charged in two robberies on same night

URBANA — A 20-year-old Champaign man linked to two recent holdups where women were robbed of their cellphones and cash is being held in the Champaign County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond.

Robinson man gets six years for having antique shotgun

URBANA — A Robinson man who admitted that he possessed a shotgun he was not allowed to have has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Austin Campbell, 20, who lived locally in the 1000 block of North Randolph Street, Champaign, at the time of his arrest, pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

Would-be beer thieves at Garth Brooks concert hit with $2,476 tab

URBANA — Two McLean County men who were trying to take a lot of free beer to go after last spring's Garth Brooks concert in Champaign probably would have had a lower tab if they'd gone to a bar.

UPDATED: Wind-chill advisory expires; blowing snow reported

New 11:22 a.m. Monday:

The wind-chill advisory for East Central Illinois is set to expire at 12 p.m. Tuesday.

Meanwhile, this advisory from Illinois State Police:

Timeline: Accused kidnapper's stops included Paxton jail, Rantoul hotel

CHAMPAIGN — In new motions filed Monday, Brendt Christensen's lawyers provided more details about what happened between June 9, when visiting Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang was last seen, and June 30, when Christensen was arrested on charges of kidnapping her.