Software maker issues update to address problem for machines on UI campus, elsewhere

A software vendor has released a new update that should alleviate the bugs that invaded University of Illinois computers on Wednesday.

An update to the antivirus software that protects most UI machines appeared instead as a virus Wednesday morning, according to Mike Corn, chief privacy and security officer for the campus. Machines running Windows XP are affected.

Governor tours Gable Home

CHAMPAIGN - Gov. Pat Quinn celebrated the eve of Earth Day on Wednesday by visiting an award-winning solar-powered home on the University of Illinois campus.

Quinn toured the Gable Home, which finished in second place in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2009 Solar Decathlon against international competition.

Champaign man pleads innocent following drug arrest

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign man pleaded innocent Wednesday to unlawful possession with the intent to deliver marijuana following his arrest on Tuesday.

According to a University of Illinois police report, officers executed a search warrant in the 0-100 block of East Armory Avenue, Champaign, at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Champaign couple charged with residential burglary

CHAMPAIGN — Bond has been set at $100,000 each for a Champaign couple arrested in connection with the theft of appliances from a home and garage in Thomasboro.

Urbana native helps rescue people from sinking fishing boat

URBANA — An Urbana native was the pilot of a Coast Guard plane that helped rescue four crew members on a Seattle-based fishing boat when the boat sank in the Gulf of Alaska on Tuesday.

Capt. William Deal, formerly of Urbana, flew an HC-130 Hercules aircraft to the scene, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

Shots fired in Champaign, but police say nobody hurt

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police report that gunshots were fired near Bellefontaine Street and Clock Street on Wednesday afternoon.

Police spokeswoman Rene Dunn said police were called to a report of shots fired at 4:06 p.m.

Dunn said police have discovered no evidence that anybody was struck by the gunshots or that anybody was hurt.

First Busey records first profit since first quarter of 2009

CHAMPAIGN — First Busey Corp. has “turned a corner,” the company’s chief executive officer said as the bank holding company reported its first profit in four quarters.

The parent company of Busey Bank on Tuesday reported net income of $4.2 million for the first quarter of 2010, which for stockholders translated to 4 cents of earnings per share.

Arkansas man arrested for burglary at Paxton business

PAXTON — An Arkansas man was charged in Ford County Circuit Court Wednesday with burglary to a Paxton business that occurred late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

Urbana police are also investigating Robert Wheeler Jr., 19, of Ravenden Springs, Ark., in connection with a residential burglary in the 400 block on Lake Street that occurred between 6:10 and 7:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Champaign council proceeds with Olympian Drive project

CHAMPAIGN — The Olympian Drive project continues to move through the bureaucratic steps despite opposition from a number of residents who live in the area that would be affected.

Man arraigned on battery, gun charges

URBANA – A Champaign man accused of battering a woman while armed with a gun is due back in court May 4.

James Campbell, 21, who listed an address in the 600 block of West Bradley Avenue, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of aggravated unlawful restraint, unlawful use of weapon by a felon, and domestic battery.