Church still waiting on reward for Pendleton case tip

EDDYVILLE — Two days after John Kunath told police he believed Dracy Pendleton had broken into his church, the man who shot a Mahomet police officer was spotted near the church cemetery and died in a gunfight.

Two years later, Kunath, 74, has yet to receive a penny of the FBI's $10,000 reward or the Champaign County Crime Stoppers' $1,000 reward, and he doesn't understand why.

Area history, July 15, 2018

Today is Sunday, July 15, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, Boy Scout Keith Dudley Bassett drowned while swimming with other troop members in the Sangamon River near Monticello.

This day in history, July 15, 2018

Today is Sunday, July 15, the 196th day of 2018. There are 169 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On July 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon delivered a televised address in which he announced that he had accepted an invitation to visit the People's Republic of China.

On this date

Top of the Morning, July 15, 2018

Of course, Josh Mathias was smiling when News-Gazette photo editor Robin Scholz took his picture on Wednesday at the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair in Arthur.

"Always upbeat," the UI Extension's Angie Welker said. "Always looking to help."

Copter Crop Dusting

Frank Pagel, Fisher, pilots a Jet Ranger Bell 206B3 helicopter owned by Babb Enterprise, while crop dusting a field of corn northwest of Foosland on Thursday, July 12, 2018., 2018. 

St. Louis stunner: Cardinals fire Matheny with club near .500

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals aren't accustomed to stretches of mediocrity, and certainly not to reports of clubhouse unrest.

The prospect of a third straight year without a postseason berth has spelled the end for manager Mike Matheny.

Small makes major move

HIGHLAND PARK — Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small continues to turn heads at the Champions Tour’s Constellation Senior Players Championship.

Police: UI student jailed after release from Carle

URBANA — A 23-year-old University of Illinois student who allegedly aimed a pellet gun at police, prompting them to shoot him Thursday, is now in the Champaign County jail.

Midday shooting in Champaign sends man to hospital

CHAMPAIGN — A man was shot in northwest Champaign in a drive-by shooting Saturday afternoon.

Champaign County sheriff's Lt. Curt Apperson said deputies were called at 12:46 p.m. to the 1400 block of Queens Way Drive, where shots were heard.

Urbana hit hard by storm

CHAMPAIGN - For the second time this summer, inclement weather has cancelled a downtown Champaign streetfest.

About 1:30 p.m., the Champaign Park District cancelled the live music event, set to begin at 7 p.m. at Walnut and University avenues.

It also had to cancel the June 9 fest because of threatening weather early in the day.