Champaign requests FBI review of Carrington incident

Champaign Police Chief R.T. Finney has requested that the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation
review the incident and reports of the fatal shooting of Kiwane

Documents from Kiwane Carrington investigation

Here are documents released by Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz on the investigation into the death of Kiwane Carrington.

Includes audio of interviews with Champaign police Chief R.T. Finney and officer Daniel Norbits.

NEW on Dec. 10, 2009: More reports released by state's attorney's office posted.

Police on scene of Interstate 74 crash

URBANA —Illinois State Police responded to a 3:30 p.m. crash Thursday in the westbound lanes of Interstate 74 just east of Urbana that has seriously injured at least one person .

Carle Clinic doctors OK $250 million offer from hospital

URBANA — Carle Clinic doctors have voted to accept a $250 million offer by Carle Foundation Hospital to purchase the clinic system.

Seven evacuated from Champaign apartment fire

CHAMPAIGN — Fire sent one person to a hospital and caused heavy damage to an apartment building on a busy street in Champaign on Thursday.


Men with guns rob residents in two Champaign homes

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police are investigating two home invasions earlier this week in which armed men took items from people in their homes.

State OKs release of H1N1 vaccine to all on Dec. 15

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health has authorized the release of H1N1 vaccine to the general public without restrictions, starting Dec. 15.

Obama's acceptance of Nobel Peace Prize

Remarks by President Obama at the acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize.

5-cent gas tax will be considered in Westville

WESTVILLE – Village officials voted Tuesday to pursue adding a 5-cent tax onto each gallon of gasoline sold in the village.

Westville Village Board members voted to have the village attorney write an ordinance to create the gasoline tax, and will review and vote on the ordinance after it is written. The tax was first proposed at a Dec. 2 finance committee meeting.

Fallen soldier's body to return home on Friday

GEORGETOWN – The body of fallen soldier Sgt. Kenneth Nichols of Georgetown is expected to come home on Friday, a family member said Wednesday.

Sgt. Nichols' casket is scheduled to be flown from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to the Vermilion Regional Airport on a morning flight, said Tinisha Shade-Cravens, the Georgetown man's sister-in-law. She said the exact time of arrival was still not known on Wednesday afternoon, and it would depend on the weather.