Mobile home park water bills bring tension at village board


LODA – Dominating last week's village board meeting was a contentious discussion about water bills not being paid by the owners of the village's only mobile-home park.

Danville council approves billboard request

DANVILLE – The city council unanimously supported Tuesday night granting Lamar Advertising a special-use permit to build what will be the city's first digital billboard.

District 5 hopefuls make case for Champaign council seat

CHAMPAIGN – Five candidates for the vacant District 5 city council seat had 5 minutes each Tuesday night to explain to sitting council members why they would be the best choice to keep the seat warm for three months.

Vacancies on mass transit, sanitary boards filled

URBANA – Former Champaign County Board member Jennifer Putman was appointed Tuesday to a $6,000-a-year position on the Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District board.

Putman, who served on the county board for 30 years, was nominated by county board Chair C. Pius Weibel over another former county board chair, Barbara Wysocki, and Champaign attorney Tony Bruno.

Snow is on the way, weather service says

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Durbin: Millions in Illinois will lose benefits if health care reform is repealed

URBANA — Millions of Illinois residents stand to lose broad new health care benefits from the Affordable Care Act if it’s repealed, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, said today.

Paxton man charged for fight with his mother

URBANA – A Paxton man has been charged with robbery and domestic battery for allegedly fighting with his mother for drug money.

Man faces drug charges after I-57 traffic stop

URBANA – A southern Illinois man has been charged in Champaign County Circuit Court with possessing cocaine intended for sale following his arrest Saturday on Interstate 57.

Assistant Champaign County State's Attorney Steve Ziegler said an Illinois State trooper stopped a car for speeding on I-57 southbound near the Monticello Road just before 11 a.m.

Rural Rantoul man charged in weekend incident

URBANA – A rural Rantoul man who crashed his car into a pole, then hit a Champaign police car, over the weekend has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and aggravated fleeing and eluding.

Girls arrested for beating up boy

CHAMPAIGN – Three young girls were arrested Friday afternoon for beating up a boy on a public bus and as he walked home.