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Champaign City Council OKs more eyes in sky

CHAMPAIGN — Safety versus privacy around the University of Illinois campus was up for debate Tuesday night, as UI police asked Champaign officials to add to its vast network by putting security cameras on city streets.


Vermilion County panel to mull wind farm, zoning rules

DANVILLE — At the request of two Vermilion County Board members, a new committee will consider two controversial topics: the county's ordinance regulating wind turbines and zoning.


Champaign man sentenced to 8 years for 5th DUI

URBANA — A Champaign man convicted for the fifth time of driving under the influence is headed to prison for eight years.

Timothy H. Nelson, 52, of the 1300 block of Queens Way pleaded guilty Tuesday before Champaign County Judge Richard Klaus to aggravated driving under the influence.

Because of his prior convictions, a prison sentence was mandated.


Jelly Belly candy won't be made in Illinois

NORTH CHICAGO (AP) — The makers of Jelly Belly candy say they're reducing their workforce at the company's North Chicago factory and will no longer make their famous jelly beans there.


Mahomet man gets 4 years for aggravated DUI

URBANA — A Mahomet man weaving into oncoming lanes of traffic two months ago while drunk has been sentenced to four years in prison for aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol.

Assistant State's Attorney Elizabeth Dornik said the DUI conviction is the fourth for Heraclio Cornejo, 50, who listed an address in the 300 block of McLean.


3 teens set to be arraigned in vehicle break-ins in Bismarck

BISMARCK — Three teenagers are expected to be arraigned today in Vermilion County Circuit Court on charges stemming from a string of vehicle burglaries in Bismarck early Monday morning, according to Vermilion County sheriff's authorities.


Top of the Morning, Aug. 13, 2014

We asked our film critic, CHUCK KOPLINSKI, for his three favorite Robin Williams movies:

The Birdcage (1996)


Paxton delays vote on payment for wastewater-plant work

PAXTON — It won't be until next month that the city council will vote to pay Leander Construction of Canton for work done on the wastewater plant but subtract late charges for the project not being finished on time.


Monticello looking into medical-marijuana ordinance

MONTICELLO — Like many area governmental entities, the city is making sure it is ready if a medical-marijuana cultivation center decides to locate there. New state laws are allowing 22 indoor growing facilities, one in each of the state police's districts.


RTHS would lose $750,000 yearly if Gifford separates

RANTOUL — Rantoul Township High School would lose more than $750,000 a year if Gifford Grade School district detaches from the district.


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