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Man faces charges in second incident in Danville

DANVILLE – Eight days after he was charged with breaking into a Danville home and sexually assaulting a female occupant at knife point, a registered sex offender was charged with sexually abusing a homeless woman at the Danville Post Office.

Housing terms defined

Public housing v. Section 8

Public housing units: Apartments in complexes, like the Fair Oaks Housing complex, are rented to qualifying tenants based on their income. Fair Oaks alone has more than 320 units.

Rantoul man held on charge of sexual assault

RANTOUL – Bond has been set at $150,000 for a Rantoul man arrested in connection with the predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.

Mario Aguilar-Gordillo, 18, who listed an address in Rantoul, pleaded innocent Thursday to two counts of felony predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.

'Ed Wood' next in Danville library series on 'Movies about Movies'

DANVILLE – The Danville Public Library continues its six-month "Movies about Movies" film discussion series with a free screening of the 1994 comedy "Ed Wood" at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

The screening will take place in the first floor meeting room of the library, 319 N. Vermilion St.

6-year-old girl injured in hit-and-run in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN – Champaign police are asking for help in finding information about a hit-and-run accident that left a 6-year-old girl injured late Thursday afternoon.

According to a Champaign police report, officers were called to the 500 block of Alabama Avenue, off Bloomington Road between State Street and Prospect Avenue, at 4:06 p.m. Thursday.

Repairs to viaduct on University Avenue scheduled for Friday morning

CHAMPAIGN — Two lanes under the University Avenue viaduct in downtown Champaign will be closed and the remaining two lanes will have two-way traffic for three hours Friday morning while the Canadian National Railroad repairs concrete deterioration areas on the underside of the viaduct.

Father and son from St. Joseph killed in I-74 collision in Danville

DANVILLE - A father and son from St. Joseph were killed in a collision in Danville early Thursday afternoon.

State police are still investigating the truck-car crash, which also injured a Mansfield woman.

Video: B-17 visits Champaign-Urbana

The EAA's WWII era B-17 bomber arrived at Willard Airport in Savoy on  Thursday and will offer tours and rides through Sunday, July 11, 2020.

UI advertising professor to head College of Media for two years

URBANA — An advertising professor will be interim dean of the University of Illinois College of Media for the next two years.

Man shot in Champaign early Thursday morning

CHAMPAIGN — A 24-year-old Champaign man was shot early Thursday as he tried to flee a stranger who had a gun.

Champaign police officers were sent about 1:30 a.m. Thursday to Provena Covenant Hospital in reference to a gunshot victim.