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Second man arrested, on release from prison, in fatal Danville shooting

DANVILLE — A second man is behind bars in Vermilion County in connection with the 2013 fatal shooting of a Chicago man.

Sheriff's deputies arrested Christopher K. Echols, of Danville, over the weekend on a murder warrant in the death of 23-year-old Deandre R. Dunbar.

Iroquois County crash kills Watseka man

WATSEKA — A 38-year-old Watseka man was killed in a crash early Monday on Interstate 57 in Iroquois County.

State police say Claude B. Tiffany was driving a 1992 Honda Accord onto I-57 from the northbound entrance ramp at milepost 302, near the Iroquois-Kankakee County line, at 5:30 a.m. Monday.

Activists push for stricter laws in wake of Hastert case

CHICAGO (AP) — Activists are pushing for tougher laws on child sexual abuse in the wake of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's hush-money case that revealed he abused several high school students decades ago.

Off-duty Cook County deputy sheriff shoots, injures 2

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say an off-duty Cook County deputy sheriff shot and injured two people after watching them fire shots at a vehicle on Chicago's South Side.

UK appeals for calm as markets drop, EU leaders huddle

DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations

MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Indiana University to return $440,000 to USAID after audit

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University officials say the school will repay nearly $440,000 to the U.S. Agency for International Development after an audit found spending problems.

This day in history, June 27, 2016

Today is Monday, June 27, the 179th day of 2016. There are 187 days left in the year.

Today's highlight: On June 27, 1966, the Gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows," revolving around the mysterious and supernatural goings-on in Collinsport, Maine, premiered on ABC.

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Area history, June 27, 2016

In 1916, all day long, crowds of citizens and visitors watched H.L. Rogers of the International News Services translate upon his typewriter at the Champaign Daily News the perfect news "copy" off the telegraph.

UI grad taking talents to Mexico as Fulbright scholar

CHAMPAIGN — Just back last week from one overseas teaching adventure, Regina Hinders is about to add another stamp to her passport.

In August, the Champaign woman will leave for a nine-month program in Mexico, where she'll serve as an English teaching assistant.