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Getting Personal: Julia Rietz

Champaign Couty State's Attorney Julia Rietz talks about her life outside of work and her love of horses.

Area history, May 3, 2015

Today is Sunday, May 3, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

This day in history, May 3, 2015

Today is Sunday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2015. There are 242 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On May 3, 1765, the first school of medicine in the American colonies, the Medical School of the College of Philadelphia (now the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania), was founded.

Top of the morning, May 3, 2015

Weather got the best of last weekend's marathon. As it looks now, Memorial Stadium will be a much happier place for the UI's outdoor graduation in two weeks.

"At a meeting earlier this week, I was told the forecast was 85 and sunny, which sounds lovely," said Laura Wilhelm-Barr, the director of special events for the chancellor's office.

And if things change?

Nothing but smiles at Memorial Stadium for fun run

CHAMPAIGN — Sunny skies, the National Anthem and just being in Memorial Stadium added to the excitement of this year's Busey Illinois Youth Run.

The 1K race was delayed from last week, when the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon was interrupted by sightings of possible lightning strikes.

SUV and motorcycle crash east of Urbana

URBANA — One person was injured in a Saturday accident between a sport utility vehicle and a motorcycle east of Urbana.

A release from Illinois State Police said the accident happened just before 1 p.m. on U.S. 150 at Cottonwood Road in rural Urbana.

Teen with gun headed to juvenile prison

URBANA — A 16-year-old boy who admitted he possessed a gun without a license when he shot a girl in the leg is headed to juvenile prison under the terms of an agreement worked out in Champaign County Circuit Court Friday.

Illinois Marathon Kids Fun Run

The Illinois Marathon's re-scheduled Kids' Fun Run, Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Memorial Stadium. 

UPDATED: Female passenger killed in I-57 motorcycle crash

ARCOLA — A Mattoon woman was killed when the motorcycle she was a passenger on Saturday morning collided with a deer in northern Coles County.

Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers identified the woman who died on Interstate 57 about 2 miles south of Arcola as Marla Mckenzie, 31.

Two arrested in UI campus armed robbery

URBANA — Two of three men believed involved in a robbery on the University of Illinois campus late Friday are expected to be formally charged Monday.