GOP lawmakers suggest tax amnesty to boost college aid

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Republicans, including Reps. Bill Black of Danville and Chapin Rose of Mahomet, want to enact another state tax amnesty program – this one aimed at restoring some funding for a college financial aid program.

The tax amnesty is being proposed as an alternative to a $1 a pack increase in Illinois' cigarette tax. That tax hike is supported by Gov. Pat Quinn and House Speaker Michael Madigan.

Man arrested after Danville shooting

DANVILLE – Danville police have arrested one man on preliminary charges in connection with the shooting of another man in the leg.

Doug Miller, deputy director of the Danville Police Department, said a 28-year-old man listing a Danville address was shot in the leg at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Miller said it's not certain yet exactly where the shooting occurred, because police are getting conflicting stories.

PBL homecoming parade canceled

PAXTON – PBL High School's annual homecoming parade scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to inclement weather, and a pep rally will be held inside the school's gymnasium instead.

Jury convicts man of having stolen vehicle

URBANA — A Champaign County jury deliberated about 20 minutes Thursday before finding a Champaign man guilty of possession of a stolen vehicle.

Trucks collide north of Gifford

GIFFORD — Two pickup trucks collided at an unmarked intersection in northern Champaign County Thursday afternoon.

Teens in Rantoul charged over threats

URBANA — Four Rantoul teens have been charged with mob action in connection with threats made to Rantoul residents.

Teens arrested in attack that was similar to earlier one

URBANA — Urbana police believe three teens arrested for an attempted robbery in that city Wednesday night may have been responsible for an almost identical attack the night before.

Man receives minor injuries in rollover accident west of Champaign

CHAMPAIGN – A Springfield man received minor injuries when he rolled his car  west of Champaign Thursday morning.


Police investigate attack, robbery in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred  Wednesday night.

Police investigate rollover accident west of Champaign

CHAMPAIGN  - Illinois State Police are investigating a late morning rollover accident west of Champaign.