Man arrested near shooting charged with drug offenses

URBANA — A Rantoul man arrested near the scene of a downtown Champaign shooting over the weekend has been charged with drug-related offenses.

Updated: Shelden makes bid official

URBANA — Former Champaign County Clerk Mark Shelden said he plans to run for the Republican nomination for county recorder of deeds, meaning there will be at least a three-way race for the office in next spring's GOP primary election.

Police arrest four in Fisher over weapons

FISHER — Rantoul police seized guns early Tuesday from two Fisher homes and arrested four men, none of whom had firearm owner's identification cards or concealed-carry licenses for them.

Sgt. Justin Bouse said over the past several days, Rantoul police have been investigating several tips about people who had guns "that have been in and out of Rantoul."

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for three area counties

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for southern Piatt, northeastern Macon and southeastern DeWitt counties until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service said 60 miles per hour wind gusts and quarter-sized hail are possible.  You should monitor the weather conditions and be prepared to take shelter.

Killeen defers salary program until state budget settled

URBANA — For now, most University of Illinois employees won't see their paychecks go up as they start the new school year.

The UI is officially deferring consideration of a general salary program for faculty and staff until after the state budget is settled, President Timothy Killeen said Tuesday.

Friends out to help couple after Champaign house fire

CHAMPAIGN — Friends of a Champaign couple whose rental home was heavily damaged by fire last week have established an online fundraiser to help them.

Police arrest man sleeping in drive-thru on drug, DUI charges

URBANA — A Champaign man who told police he was selling drugs to help pay for child care has been charged with two felony offenses.

A Champaign police report said an officer was sent to the McDonald's at 906 Bloomington Road, C, about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday to check on a person asleep in his vehicle.

Man accused of molesting child

URBANA — An Urbana man accused of sexually molesting a child under the age of 18 is due back in court Sept. 1.

Teddy Sample, 26, who listed an address in the 1200 block of Eastern Avenue, was arraigned Monday on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Two arraigned for theft, use of debit cards

An Urbana man and Urbana woman are charged in connection with the use of debit cards belonging to a Mahomet couple.

Teddy Sample, 26, who listed an address in the 1200 block of Eastern Avenue, and Charlie Coad, 34, who listed an address in the 2300 block of Blacker Drive, Urbana, were arraigned Monday for unlawful use of a credit card and theft.