Champaign auditor files disclosure form 5 months late

URBANA – Nearly five months late, Champaign County Auditor Tony Fabri filed a campaign disclosure report Monday with the State Board of Elections. It was due Jan. 20.

Fee for annual MTD adult bus passes will drop

URBANA – Annual passes for riding local buses will be cheaper starting next month.

Members of the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District voted unanimously in a straw poll vote during a special meeting Wednesday to reduce fares in a trial period from July 1 through the end of the year.

Some shelter dogs go east to find homes

TILTON – Earlier this month, seven Vermilion County residents piled in a van and found new homes on the East Coast.

The move may have saved their lives, because all seven were full-grown dogs that had been at the Vermilion County Animal Shelter for a while and hadn't been adopted.

Danville school board approves administrators' salaries

DANVILLE – Two Danville schools administrators will get salary increases when they are promoted in a couple of weeks.

Danville school board members on Wednesday approved salaries for Dianna Kirk, the incoming associate superintendent, and Diane Hampel, the incoming director of educational support programs.

Danville Inferno hockey team seeks hosts for players

DANVILLE – The Danville Inferno junior hockey team is looking for host families for its players.

Players come from all over the U.S. to attend school and play hockey. The young men are 16 to 20 years old and many are leaving home for the first time.

Budget cuts spell trouble for Lincoln's Challenge

SPRINGFIELD – The Lincoln's Challenge Academy program at the former Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul is facing state budget cuts that will, at the least, delay its scheduled reopening on July 1, the Illinois National Guard said Wednesday.

Straw vote gives go-ahead for lower MTD passes July 1

URBANA — Annual passes for riding local buses will be cheaper starting next month.

Police investigate late-night mugging in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN – Champaign police are investigating a mugging in that city early Tuesday morning.

Deputy Chief Troy Daniels said a 21-year-old Champaign man was walking near Fourth and White streets about 2 a.m. when he was attacked by at least one man.

The sky isn't falling, but the ceiling is

URBANA – Shellee Fuss had just sat down at her desk and fired up her computer about 8 a.m. Wednesday when she got a jolt without the benefit of caffeine.

"The ceiling fell," said the secretary in the state's attorney's office on the second floor of the Champaign County Courthouse.

Driver hurt in unmarked intersection collision

FISHER — A Mahomet man remained hospitalized Wednesday evening with serious injuries he received in a two-vehicle collision at an unmarked intersection south of Fisher Tuesday evening.