URBANA – A Houston man accused of trafficking in cocaine in Champaign County has been released from the Champaign County jail on his own recognizance after being in custody almost two years awaiting trial.
URBANA – A Champaign man accused of forcing his way into a woman's home and cutting her is due back in court in mid-July.
Brandon J. Meeks, 27, who listed an address in the 600 block of East Vine Street, was charged Tuesday with a home invasion and aggravated battery that happened Monday and with trespass for an incident that occurred Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Sangamon River in Piatt County until 1 p.m. Sunday.
According to the weather service, the water level on the river at Monticello was 13.9 feet at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday. The flood stage is 13.0 feet.
According to the weather service, minor flooding is forecast.
CHAMPAIGN — A lightning strike caused an estimated $10,000 damage to a northwest Champaign home on Tuesday.
According to a Eastern Prairie Fire Department report, firefighters were called to a home at 4001 Highland Place, Champaign, at 11:37 a.m. Tuesday.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin announced Tuesday that the United States Senate unanimously approved James Lewis to serve as U.S. attorney in the Central District of Illinois.
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SIDNEY — A boil order that had been in effect for all of Sidney was lifted Tuesday.
The order was issued Saturday after a switch in the water tower malfunctioned.
Supervisor of Operations Earl Bennett discovered the problem Saturday as he was taking care of tree limbs downed by a storm the previous night.
URBANA – Pending a near-certain review of his petitions of candidacy, Sidney resident Jerommie Smith is an official independent candidate for sheriff of Champaign County.
Smith filed petitions Monday afternoon with 4,703 signatures. He needed to have between 4,208 and 6,733 signatures of registered Champaign County voters to get on the Nov. 2 general election ballot.
A round of storms sent tornados and funnel clouds through central Illinois late Monday night and caused some flash flooding.
URBANA – A fire that started in a couch on a porch has led to a new fire-prevention ordinance in Urbana that bans having indoor furniture outdoors.