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UPDATE: Man in critical condition after shooting outside Champaign convenience store

UPDATE, 4:15 p.m. Tuesday:

CHAMPAIGN — A 20-year-old Urbana man was critically injured in a shooting Monday evening outside a north Champaign convenience store.

Police responded to Red Fox, 2000 N Neil St., at 5:27 p.m., where there was an apparent bullet hole visible in the door of the store.

Salt Fork football coach resigns

CATLIN — Longtime Salt Fork football coach Brian Plotner stepped down last week.

Superintendent Phil Cox said Plotner submitted his letter of resignation on Jan. 16. His resignation was effective immediately.

Lawmakers seek 1908 Race Riots designation

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois members of Congress are seeking National Historic Monument status for the Springfield site of the 1908 Race Riots.

Johnson & Johnson puts up strong profit, revenue

A big jump in prescription drug sales, particularly overseas, helped Johnson & Johnson swing to a large fourth-quarter profit after posting a huge loss a year ago, when it took a $13.6 billion charge related to the late-2017 U.S. tax overhaul.

China demands U.S. drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing's relations with Ottawa.

Crime Stoppers: Wal-Mart TV theft

Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance regarding a theft that occured at Wal-Mart on Prospect Ave., when two people walked out of the store with a TV and other items without paying.

Mexico homicide cases rose by 15% in 2018

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Homicide cases in Mexico rose by 15 percent in 2018, law enforcement agencies reported this week.

Government figures show prosecutors opened 28,816 investigations in 2018, compared to 25,036 the previous year.

Each case may involve more than one victim, so the total number of homicides is likely to be higher.

Protest fears close school of boys in Washington videos

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky boys' school shut down its campus on Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter between white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial last week.

Pritzker picking St. Clair prosecutor to lead state police

BELLEVILLE (AP) — The St. Clair County state's attorney is in line to become head of the Illinois State Police.

The Belleville News-Democrat says the new Pritzker administration confirmed the nomination of Brendan Kelly. He'll need approval from the Illinois Senate.

Cook County deputy dies in crash on way to work

CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County sheriff's deputy has died in a crash while on his way to work.

Police say Nick Theofanopoulos was driving a Nissan Altima when the car collided with a Jeep Wrangler that had pulled out of a Chicago driveway Monday night. The 21-year-old driver was injured.

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