Gearhead: Chuck Hanner

Chuck Hanner likes classic muscle cars, and found his 1966 Pontiac GTO to replace the 1965 GTO he wishes he had never sold.

Robeson family puts history down on paper

CHAMPAIGN – It took more than 10 years to compile and publish a history of Robeson's Department Store and the family behind it.

But after a succession of collaborators, "Remembering Robeson's" is finally available.

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Champaign County agencies won't all stay at same place

CHAMPAIGN – They worked alongside one another for 15 years, but no longer.

The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation and Convention & Visitors Bureau have decided there's no space right for all of them.

Police seek man who robbed pizza deliverer

URBANA – University of Illinois police are looking for a man who robbed a pizza delivery woman early Friday.

Police investigating Champaign robbery

CHAMPAIGN – Champaign police are looking for three men who robbed another in that city Wednesday night.

Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn said a 26-year-old man arrived at his home in the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue about 9:30 p.m.

Car fire reported at Market Place

CHAMPAIGN – Champaign firefighters responded to a car fire in the parking lot of Market Place Mall about 10:30 a.m. Friday.

The owner of the car could not be immediately located.

Shoppers whose vehicles were parked near the burning car could not leave as firefighters worked to extinguish the fire that heavily damaged the car.

FBI seeking info on improper phone charges

The FBI is seeking information from consumers who believe that they have been improperly charged on their telephone bill for services neither ordered nor authorized related to Alternate Billing Corp., 24078 Greenway Road, Forest Lake, Minn., or any of its affiliated companies or services.

Catholic schools in Danville told of plans to close Holy Family

DANVILLE – Faculty and staff of Danville's two Catholic grade schools were told Friday morning that preschool through eighth grade classes will be held next school year at the building now housing St. Paul's.

The Holy Family School building will close.

Police chief stresses need for cruiser laptops

RANKIN – A month before the news hit this Vermilion County village that one of its residents was suspected of being involved in shootings in Illinois and Indiana, Rankin Police Chief Tim Condon was stressing the value of installing computers in the village's two squad cars to provide access to a national database of sketches of suspects and descriptions of their vehicles.