Planned Parenthood in Champaign aims for expansion

CHAMPAIGN – Planned Parenthood is preparing to start a $2.3 million building project to expand its services and client base in Champaign.

Beth Kanter, Planned Parenthood spokeswoman, said the organization is planning a complete remodeling of its Champaign facility at 302 E. Stoughton St. and has raised more than half the money needed to pay for it.

Danville man faces trial in charges of sexual assault, home invasion

DANVILLE – A registered sex offender will stand trial on charges that he broke into a home and sexually assaulted a female occupant in June, and that, in a separate incident earlier that month, he sexually abused a homeless woman at the Danville Post Office.

Champaign man faces 30 years after conviction in crack cocaine case

URBANA – A man convicted of having crack cocaine packaged for sale faces up to 30 years in prison when sentenced in September.

A Champaign County jury Wednesday convicted Ronald S. Wilkerson, 41, whose last known address was in the 1500 block of Honeysuckle Lane, Champaign, of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Bond at $150,000 for Urbana man in aggravated stalking, domestic battery case

URBANA – An Urbana man accused of holding a girlfriend against her will and beating her will have to wear an electronic monitoring device while awaiting trial.

Urbana man arraigned on sexual abuse charge

URBANA – A Champaign County prosecutor said an Urbana man admitted to police that he molested a neighbor child who was playing in his daughter's pool.

Champaign County Board approves lease for playground in Dobbins Downs

URBANA – Residents of Champaign's Dobbins Downs neighborhood were pleased Thursday night as the Champaign County Board took a step toward making it possible to allow for the construction of a park in their neighborhood.

Statue stolen from Champaign school is returned

CHAMPAIGN — Poor kid, stuck in the office at Edison Middle School.

And he’s not even the one who got in trouble.

Bond set at $1 million for man accused of murdering brother in Tolono

URBANA — Bond has been set at $1 million for a Savoy man accused of shooting his brother to death in a Tolono grocery store on Wednesday.

Most members of Chanute museum board resign

RANTOUL – Six of eight members of the Chanute Heritage Foundation Board, which oversees operations of the Chanute Air Museum, have resigned.

Donald Ross of Champaign, one of the two remaining board members, said a special meeting of the board has been called at 1 p.m. Aug. 21 at the museum to elect a new board.

Georgetown Teen REACH program to resume operation

GEORGETOWN – The Georgetown Teen REACH program will resume two days per week through the end of the summer beginning next Wednesday.

The First Church of Christ, 503 N. Main St., has offered space for programming to continue this summer.