Financing snag puts deal to move Burnham Mansion on ropes

CHAMPAIGN — The on-again, off-again effort to save the Burnham Mansion appears to be off again.

In an email Friday, preservationist Chris Enck said he hit a “snag a couple of days ago with the financing” of the project.

Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center to close Saturday for annual cleaning

URBANA — The Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center is set to close this weekend for three weeks for its annual cleaning.

The work starts Saturday and lasts until Aug. 11. This year, crews will also replace a roof unit that controls air quality at the facility.

C-U Public Health District launching Saturday hours

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is launching Saturday hours this summer.

The health district said it is adding the hours at its location at 201 W. Kenyon Road, C, for the benefit of people who can't get there during the work week. It will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month.

UI student shot by police released from jail

URBANA — A University of Illinois student accused of making a false report to police in an apparent attempt to have them shoot him has been released from the Champaign County Jail.

Police investigating robbery at Walgreens in southwest Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Police are looking for at least two people who broke into a drugstore Friday morning on the southwest side of town.

Additional weapons charges lodged against parolee

URBANA — A Champaign man on parole for a weapons offense has been charged with another weapons offense.

Pilot unhurt after forced landing of crop duster in Piatt County field

MANSFIELD — The Piatt County Sheriff’s Office said a pilot was not injured when his small plane had a forced landing in a field Sunday.

The sheriff’s office said emergency crews were called about 7 p.m. Sunday to a field about 3 miles west of Mansfield and south of U.S. 150.

Champaign shootings under investigation

CHAMPAIGN - Police are investigating two shootings Thursday night in northwest Champaign.

Champaign police Lt. Bruce Ramseyer said a house was hit in one incident and casings were found in the second shooting but apparently no humans were hit.

Crime Stoppers honors Central admin for actions during shooting

SAVOY — Brandon Thomas and Bryan Yacko were doing what they had done countless Friday nights before at Champaign Central High School — keeping a watchful eye on the crowd leaving after a basketball game.