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Man taken to hospital after school bus hits car, minivan

URBANA — One man was treated at a hospital after a three-vehicle accident involving a school bus carrying children early Tuesday.

Urbana police Lt. Rich Surles said officers were sent to the 1200 block of South Vine Street in front of Urbana Middle School at 8:18 a.m. and found a car, minivan and school bus involved.

Man faces two battery charges

URBANA — A Rantoul man is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $10,000 bond following his arrest for battery inside an Urbana church and aggravated battery outside the church.

Masood M. Khan, 20, who listed an address in Rantoul, pleaded innocent on Monday to aggravated battery, resisting a police officer and battery.

Map reading may have distracted driver in car-bike crash

BONDVILLE — Police believe a driver who hit a couple Monday on a tandem bicycle, killing one, may have been distracted by reading a map.

Vine Street viaduct to get repairs Wednesday

URBANA – Repairs to an Urbana viaduct will squeeze traffic a bit Wednesday.

While the Norfolk Southern Railroad makes repairs to the Vine Street viaduct between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., only one lane of traffic will be open.

The outside southbound lane under the bridge will be closed first and when that work is completed, the outside northbound lane will close.

Two Illinois judges OK'd for federal judgeships

Two Illinois judges have been confirmed to fill vacancies on the federal bench in Illinois.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., announced that the Senate on Monday unanimously approved Sue Myerscough of Springfield and James Shadid of Peoria for federal judgeships in the Central District of Illinois, which spans much of Illinois' midsection.

Champaign roundtable to discuss act's impact on minorities

CHAMPAIGN – The Health Care Justice Campaign will host a community roundtable in Champaign on March 14 to discuss the impact of health care systems and the Affordable Care Act on minority populations.

Next phase in Danville school project up for vote

DANVILLE – A couple of weeks ago, the Danville school board approved a favorable contract for the Phase 1 renovations at South View Middle School.

Tuesday, members will vote on whether to approve a contract for the Phase 2 work.

They will do so at a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. at the Danville High School library, 202 E. Fairchild St., Danville.

UI student remembered as 'outspoken, outgoing'

URBANA – Friends, teachers and loved ones remembered Bradley Bunte as a cheerful man who was pursuing his dream of becoming a sports journalist.

Bunte, 21, a University of Illinois student from Urbana, was pronounced dead at 11:25 a.m. Monday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup.

Arcola company notifies state of possible layoffs

ARCOLA – The Thomas Monahan Co. has notified the state that 52 people associated with the firm's former Handles USA division could be permanently laid off in April.

But company President Jon Monahan said the division's new owner will likely "be retaining a large majority" of those slated for layoff.

Urbana woman charged with having stolen car

URBANA – Bond has been set at $3,000 for an Urbana woman arrested after police allegedly found her in possession of a stolen vehicle in Rantoul.

Tanya Lemons, 37, who listed an address in the 1700 block of Florida Avenue, Urbana, pleaded innocent on Monday to unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle.