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Two people injured in crash in rural Iroquois County

Two people were injured in a two vehicle crash in rural Iroquois County on Saturday morning.

Third youth pleads in Sola attack

URBANA — A Champaign teen pleaded guilty on Monday to mob action in connection with the beating of a Champaign man as he walked home from a Champaign high school football game last fall.

The youth, who turned 17 while in custody, was prosecuted as a juvenile for aggravated battery.

Five people injured in crash in rural Moultrie County

HAMMOND — Five persons were injured in a single-vehicle crash early Monday morning in rural Moultrie County.

According to a state police report, Kevin Peach, 19, who listed an address in Mattoon, was driving a 2000 Dodge Caravan eastbound on U.S. 36 when the vehicle hit a patch of ice at Moultrie County Road 1300 at about 3:15 a.m.

Vermilion County Board to consider building purchase

DANVILLE – Vermilion County officials estimate it would cost them about $58,000 to buy the former Modern Machine shop on North Hazel Street and renovate it into a county maintenance building.

Candlestick Lane lighting set for Saturday

URBANA – A decades-long holiday tradition in east Urbana continues this year.

The lighting of Candlestick Lane takes place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11.

WDWS Radio personality Jim Turpin will be this year's marshal.

Rutherford, Cultra to stop in Champaign on Tuesday

CHAMPAIGN – Illinois Treasurer-elect Dan Rutherford and state Rep. Shane Cultra, R-Onarga, will meet with local voters from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Champaign County Farm Bureau offices.

Renovation costs for Vermilion County building

Except for demolition, all labor, including the new roof, furnace installation and restroom construction, would be done by the county maintenance crew.

Tax amnesty bringing in money for state

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' tax amnesty program this fall brought in more money than was expected, although it's not clear whether the money collected eventually would have been recorded anyway.

At least $546 million in tax amnesty-related money was collected last month, according to the Legislature's Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability.

Champaign council to consider hike in sewer fee

CHAMPAIGN – The city council this week could approve a 3 percent increase to the sanitary sewer fee, which would ultimately cost an average single-family homeowner $2 more per year to flush dirty water.

Reports to police

Area police report the following:

CHAMPAIGN

– 2700 block of Arden Drive: 1992 Toyota stolen Thursday.

– 2000 block of North Neil Street: iPod stolen Wednesday.

– 200 block of Kenwood Road: Three appliances damaged Friday.

– 800 block of Crescent Drive: iPod stolen Thursday.