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Two Champaign teens arrested in connection with aggravated battery

URBANA — Two Champaign teens arrested in connection with the beating of a 22-year-old man over the weekend in Champaign are being held at the Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center.

Police are looking for a third person involved in the attack who remained at large on Monday.

Sewer repairs to close portion of Busey Avenue in Urbana

URBANA — South Busey Avenue in Urbana will be closed to through traffic between California Avenue and Illinois Street beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday while the city repairs a sanitary sewer.

Residents who live on this portion of Busey Avenue will still be able to reach their properties during the project.

Police arrest man in campus shooting

CHAMPAIGN - A 20-year-old Urbana man was arrested on weapons charges after an altercation on the University of Illinois campus late Saturday night.

Danville bans burning on Tuesday with high winds expected

DANVILLE - The city will ban burning all day on Tuesday because of expected high winds.

Larry Thomason, director of public safety for the city, said burning will be prohibited from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, when a front is expected to move through the area with winds of 40 to 45 mph.

DACC trustees may give soccer the boot

DANVILLE – Nearly two years after eliminating Danville Area Community College's track program, college trustees on Tuesday will consider whether to suspend another athletic program.

2010 tax levy tops agenda for councils in Urbana, Champaign

Under proposals Champaign and Urbana released last week, residents on both sides of Wright Street in 2011 would be paying the same municipal property tax rates, and those rates would be identical to those paid this year.

Kookaburra not always laughing, but he's 'current star' as fundraiser approaches

URBANA – This kookaburra named R.J. is allegedly a laughing kookaburra, but Julia Katzenbach couldn't get even a smile out of him last week.

Katzenbach, one of the two student managers of the Wildlife Medical Clinic at the University of Illinois, was spending some quality time with the bird, originally from the Australia/New Guinea part of the world.

Meetings set Tuesday for new pool in Urbana

URBANA – Urbana Park District residents Tuesday get a chance to review and comment on plans for an outdoor aquatics center that could cost up to $7 million and would be located on the site of the old Crystal Lake Pool in north Urbana.

Downtown alley in Danville to be closed for resurfacing

DANVILLE – A downtown alley frequently used by vehicles and pedestrians will be partially closed for about two weeks while Danville city crews resurface it.

The north-south alley in the block between North Vermilion and Walnut Streets in downtown Danville will be partially closed for surface improvements beginning tonight.

Pet of the Week Duke

Duke is a 2 year old black neutered Shepherd mix dog, friendly and playful, eligible for the $25 off for Halloween sale.