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Philo Road markings will designate shared bicycle-car lanes in Urbana

URBANA – Drivers can expect delays for at least one day next week while a work crew paints shared lane markings on a portion of Philo Road in Urbana.

Urbana Civil Engineer Jennifer Selby said a public works crew will be painting markings – showing a bicycle and two arrows – on Philo Road between Colorado Avenue and Windsor Road.

Judge finds cause to try Danville man for murder

DANVILLE – A 23-year-old Danville man will stand trial in connection with a fatal shooting in May.

Vermilion County Circuit Judge Craig DeArmond on Thursday found probable cause to try Jemarius J. Forman for first-degree murder in the death of Juane Anglin, according to court records.

Forman pleaded innocent to the charge.

Three shots fired at Champaign home

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County sheriff’s deputies are looking for the person who fired shots into a northwest Champaign home where several people, including two small children, were present.

Brothers charged in separate cases with selling drugs

URBANA – Two brothers with a history of drug-related convictions have been charged by federal authorities in separate cases with selling cocaine.

UI begins process of choosing new interim dean for College of Media

URBANA – As its future is debated by a budget review team, the University of Illinois College of Media has begun the process of choosing a new interim dean.

Walt Harrington, who took on the interim job last August after former Dean Ron Yates stepped down, agreed to serve for a year while the college found a permanent replacement.

Intersection of Curtis, Mattis to close through July for road work; work on Kirby also planned

CHAMPAIGN – Traffic in southwest Champaign will be affected when a major intersection closes next week for much of the summer and work begins on a major east-west street the same week.

The intersection of Curtis Road and Mattis Avenue will close on Monday to all traffic, according to a city news release. The closure is scheduled to last through the end of July.

Union employees accept 1 percent raise in Vermilion County contract

DANVILLE – About 300 unionized Vermilion County employees have settled for about a 1 percent wage increase for one year, with options to renegotiate wages in future years of their contract.

The deal gives county officials time to work through the financial strain caused by the state's fiscal crisis.

Landlord sentenced to 60 days in jail over Champaign case

CHAMPAIGN – A local landlord received jail time and a fine Wednesday following a conviction earlier this year for renting a condemned apartment.

Bernard Ramos, 36, was convicted of criminal housing management on March 3 for renting an apartment in 2008 with health and safety hazards at 709 W. Church St., C.

Probation ordered for Urbana teen who sexually abused 2 boys

URBANA – An Urbana teen who admitted engaging in sex acts with two young boys has been sentenced to four years of probation.

State seeks more privileges for man in shooting of Champaign police; prosecutor objects

URBANA – Just three years after he opened fire on Champaign police in a city park, wounding one seriously, Donnell Clemons is ready for more privileges, says the Department of Human Services.