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Tuscola man charged with Champaign burglary

URBANA — A Tuscola man who admitted he entered an apartment to steal to support his heroin habit is due back in court in September.

Kyle E. Chupp, 25, was charged Wednesday with a single count of residential burglary for allegedly entering an apartment in the 600 block of West University Avenue in Champaign, intending to steal electronics.


Urbana man indicted on federal child-porn charges

URBANA — A federal grand jury in Peoria on Tuesday indicted an Urbana man for distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography.

The indictment against Shannon Logan, 35, who listed an address in the 1400 block of Scovill Street, supercedes state charges that had been filed against Logan in early June for possession with intent to deliver child pornography.


Local energy initiative meeting goals

A local energy initiative has surpassed two of its goals, and officials are hoping for even better results going forward.

Sixty-two buildings are registered for the Urbana-Champaign Energy Star Challenge, and 28 have submitted documentation of their benchmark energy performance.  The goals for the competition were 50 buildings registered and 25 buildings benchmarked. 


Rule changes coming in 2014-15 deer hunting season

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is announcing a number of changes for the upcoming deer hunting season.

Department Director Marc Miller says 20 counties will be removed from the late-winter season and the number of firearm permits available in some counties will also be reduced.


Boil order issued for Ogden after E-coli detected


OGDEN — A boil order has been issued for the village of Ogden.

E-coli bacteria was found in the water supply on July 21, officials said.


Memorial honoring injured vets underway in D.C.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.


Chicago to add noise monitors near O'Hare

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago plans to install eight new airport noise monitors in neighborhoods near O'Hare International Airport.


House Republicans want National Guard, speedy removals

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama’s emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard.


Bodies from Malaysia jet arrive in Netherlands

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east as fighting flared in the region.


Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.


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