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Danville police officers picked for school assignments

DANVILLE — Two Danville police officers, each with a decade or more of law enforcement experience, will have a new beat once school starts.

Officer Chad Turner, a 15-year veteran of the city's police force, and Officer Amy Wasson, a 10-year veteran, have been selected as the new school resource officers for North Ridge and South View middle schools.

Westview principal moves to district office

CHAMPAIGN — The longtime principal of Westview School has been tapped to be the Champaign school district's new director of curriculum.

Trevor Nadrozny, Westview principal since 2000, assumed his new duties on Tuesday after the school board approved his position Monday night.

Fire heavily damages Urbana home

URBANA — An Urbana man was not injured by a fire that heavily damaged his house in southeast Urbana early Thursday.

Urbana Fire Chief Mike Dilley said Jim Ennis had been gone about three hours when he returned to his home at 1012 Austin Drive just before midnight Wednesday, opened the door and smelled and saw smoke. He went to a neighbor's and called 911.

Dynegy, fishing club may have deal

NEWTOWN — At a face-to-face meeting Wednesday, Dynegy Inc. officials agreed to send the Vermilion Fishing Club a proposal to keep the campground open under certain conditions the club would have to meet.

Philo teen faces charges for Tolono burglaries

TOLONO — A Philo teen has been charged with series of vehicle burglaries in Tolono.

Tolono police arrested Michael C. Gavel, 18, whose last known address was on Truman Court, Philo, late Tuesday night.

On Wednesday, he was arraigned on four counts of burglary, was assigned a public defender and was told to be back in court Aug. 23.

New UI alert system to be tested Thursday

The new emergency Illini Alert system for the Urbana campus will be tested at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Everyone on the Urbana campus whose email address ends in @illinois.edu should receive an alert during the test. Those who had registered any cellphone numbers or non-university email addresses under the previous system also should receive an alert during the test.

Man convicted of sexual assault from several years ago

URBANA — A Champaign County jury has convicted an Arizona man of sexually molesting a young girl in Champaign County several years ago.

Robert T. Jones, 57, of Cottonwood, Ariz., formerly of Urbana, faces up to 60 years in prison when sentenced next month.