Tips for getting around the marathon

Here are some tips for getting around during Saturday's Illinois Marathon races, plus other information you'll need to know:

No parking: If you live along the race route, you'll need to move any vehicles from the street. Some areas will be posted as subject to towing if vehicles are parked on the street on race day.

Woman completes amazing race

CHAMPAIGN — Two years ago, Alysha Bartosh wasn't running and winning 5K races. In fact, she wasn't running at all.

The Oakwood native, now living in Tampa, Fla., was born with a defect that made her right foot point to the right at a 90-degree angle. Her right knee pointed the opposite direction.

Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon 2011: 5K

The 3rd Illinois Marathon  in C-U started with the 5K on Friday afternoon, April 29, 2011.

Firefighters' training exercise goes up in flames

ROBERTS — An abandoned house that local firefighters were burning Friday morning as part of a training exercise went up in flames quicker than expected, causing them to call area agencies for assistance.

Man stabbed during Champaign argument

CHAMPAIGN - Police made no arrests in a dispute between a man and a woman Friday morning that resulted in the man being stabbed in the arm.

Champaign police Sgt. Dave Griffet said police were called to the 88 West apartment complex in the 2000 block of Moreland Boulevard about 11:15 a.m.

Griffet said the couple, who had previously dated, were arguing over money.

One arrested, two sought in Savoy home invasion

URBANA — One man has been arrested and police are looking for two others in connection with an apparent drug rip-off in Savoy on Thursday.

Champaign County sheriff's Lt. Ed Ogle said that between 10:30 and 11 p.m., three men kicked in a glass door to an apartment in the 800 block of Village Parkway and took a backpack containing cannabis.

C-U falls short of record for precipitation streak

CHAMPAIGN — A 106-year-old local record for consecutive days of precipitation is safe.

The Illinois State Water Survey reported today that officially Champaign-Urbana received no precipitation between 8 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday morning, breaking a 13-day string of rainy days.

Champaign baby dies in 'tragedy'

CHAMPAIGN — Police have cleared the scene of a west Champaign apartment complex where a baby died Friday morning.

Sgt. John Schweighart said police were called to the Countrybrook Aparments in the 2600 block of West Springfield Avenue around 9 a.m. because a father reacted badly to a report of his 3-month-old boy being in apparent cardiac arrest.

Fire damages Urbana apartment

URBANA - Clothing left too close to a water heater sparked a Thursday night fire at an Urbana apartment that has displaced a family.

Urbana Fire Chief Mike Dilley said firefighters were dispatched about 11:45 p.m. Thursday to the Dunbar Court complex at 1210 N. Wright St., where they found a utility room on fire.

Update on closed tunnel due Friday

DANVILLE — City officials should learn more Friday about the condition of the Fairchild subway after hearing the initial assessment of engineers who inspected the nearly century-old concrete tunnel that was closed Thursday as a safety precaution.