Urbana man arraigned on murder charges

URBANA – The third of four men charged with a 2008 murder of a Champaign man Friday asked a judge to appoint an attorney for him.

DeMarco Taylor, 19, who listed an address in the 800 block of Scottswood Drive, Urbana, was arraigned on five counts of first-degree murder alleging that he participated in the Dec. 19, 2008, fatal shooting of James Ellis.

Man gets 25 years in Tuscola home invasion

TUSCOLA – A Douglas County judge has sentenced a Champaign County man to 25 years in prison for entering a Tuscola home last fall and threatening two teenage girls there.

Urbana man facing robbery charge

URBANA – An Urbana man accused of robbing two Urbana men of electronic items is due back in court next month.

Lorenzo Lemons, 17, of the 2400 block of Prairie Green Drive was charged in Champaign County Circuit Court on Friday with the June 10 robbery of two men who lived in the 900 block of East Harding Drive.

Villa Grove man arrested for having cannabis intended for sale

TUSCOLA — A Douglas County judge Friday found probable cause to hold a Villa Grove man on a charge alleging that he possessed cannabis intended for sale.

Tentative agreement in Mahomet-Seymour strike

Mahomet Citizen Editor

MAHOMET — The Mahomet-Seymour school district and its teachers’ union have reached a tentative agreement, according to the union.

Tolono teen charged with photographing nude women

URBANA – A Tolono teen who allegedly took photos of nude women in a tanning salon in Champaign has been charged with seven counts of unauthorized videotaping.

Champaign man faces solicitation charge

URBANA – A Champaign man accused of offering cash for sex to teenage girls in Champaign on Wednesday is due back in court Sept. 7.

Anguel Rodriguez, 49, who listed an address in the 0-100 block of Lemon Tree Drive, was charged Thursday in Champaign County Circuit Court with two counts of indecent solicitation of a child, a Class 2 felony.

Swann worker charged with molesting patient

URBANA – An employee of a facility for people with profound handicaps has been charged with sexually molesting a teen patient.

Mahomet-Seymour strike continues; talks set for 1 p.m.

MAHOMET Mahomet-Seymour teachers resumed picketing at 7 a.m. Friday at Middletown Early Childhood Center and Sangamon Elementary School in Mahomet. Negotiations will continue at 1 p.m. Friday at Mahomet-Seymour High School.

Crop yields among Agronomy Day topics

URBANA – As thousands of freshmen moved into their dorms Thursday, hundreds of farmers and agricultural industry representatives boarded wagons and toured parts south of campus for the University of Illinois tradition of Agronomy Day.