Rietz says she isn't second-guessing her decision

State's Attorney Julia Rietz said she is not second-guessing her decision to dismiss the criminal charge of resisting a peace officer against the man involved.

"I believe that everyone other than the two foot patrol officers made bad decisions so I'm declining to charge the young man. I'm declining to charge the officer," she said.

Memphis woman injured in crash near Oakwood

OAKWOOD — A Memphis woman was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana on Tuesday following a single vehicle crash near Oakwood.

Former Champaign woman awarded more than $2.9 million

URBANA — A jury has awarded a former Champaign woman more than $2.9 million from Carle Clinic Association and a former orthopedic surgeon at Carle following a knee replacement surgery that went bad.

Police investigate armed robbery in Urbana

URBANA — Police are investigating an armed robbery late Sunday night in Urbana.

According to a police report, a 55-year-old Urbana woman was walking home on the 700 block of South Vine Street at 11:20 p.m. Sunday when a man approached her from behind, displayed an unspecified weapon and demanded money.

The robber took $60 from the woman and ran way.

Police union comments on video about June arrest by Champaign officer


Recently, a video depicting a Champaign Police Officer making an arrest was released to City Council members. Somehow, copies of that video made it into the hands of persons outside of the City Council and as a result, snippets from the video have been shown on the news and even on the Internet.

Checkpoint to help get info on Urbana church arson

URBANA — Urbana police are hoping to find information about an arson last week at a south Urbana church.

Champaign officer followed city policies, Illinois State Police say


CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois State Police has completed a review regarding an incident that occurred on June 5, 2011, at approximately 2:30 a.m., at 4th and Green Street in Champaign, Illinois.

Danville police investigate shooting, robbery

DANVILLE — Police are investigating two incidents — a shooting and an armed robbery — that occurred on Monday in Danville.

Sgt. Joshua Campbell said the shooting occurred around 10:45 p.m. in the 900 block of Moore Street on the city's east side.

DACC cancels climate change presentation

DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College is canceling a climate change presentation that was scheduled for 7 p.m. today (Tuesday, Nov. 22) at the Bremer Theater, 2000 E. Main St., Danville.

DACC Wind Technology Instructor Charles Brummett said the cancellation is due to an illness. College officials have not decided yet whether to try to reschedule the event.

City council broadens public comment at study sessions

CHAMPAIGN — Martel Miller was frustrated on Oct. 25 as he sat in the Champaign City Council chambers.

His son had just been arrested a couple days before, and he — with others mixed in a crowd of about 200 people — wanted to tell the city council that they felt the amount of force police used in the arrest was unjust.