Urbana police investigating weekend holdups

URBANA — Urbana police investigators are following up on two weekend armed robberies that occurred in a problem neighborhood on the city's east side.

Danville school board to get proposal for planning future

DANVILLE — Danville school board members this week hope to move forward with finalizing a long-term strategic plan for the district.

Oakwood board may vote on new schools chief

OAKWOOD — Oakwood school board members could vote on whether to appoint the district's next superintendent this week.

The board already had scheduled a special meeting to work on rewriting district policy at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Oakwood Grade School, 408 S. Scott St. Afterward, it will go into closed session to discuss personnel.

Friends, family recall Terry Masar

URBANA — Friends and family say Terry Masar gave them encouragement, helped build the jazz music scene in Champaign-Urbana, and made people laugh.

Urbana police are investigating the death of Mr. Masar, 61, of Urbana, whose body was found Sunday evening at the Super 8 Motel in Urbana.

Danville wants input on Jackson Street improvements

DANVILLE - A roundabout or a four-way stop?

That's the question, or one of the questions, Danville public works officials hope to get answered by residents at a public meeting Wednesday night to discuss the rebuilding of Jackson Street from Voorhees Street to Ridgeview Street to the north.

Jackson Street public meeting

A public meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday on improvements to Jackson Street, at the American Legion on Jackson Street, and the city hopes all interested residents in the city will attend.

Urbana council puts new liquor law to test with hearing

URBANA — The city council will take more time to consider whether to grant a Class C liquor license to a Circle K convenience store at 1501 N. Lincoln Ave.

UI faculty still concerned over governance

URBANA — More than two years after the public revelation of Category I, a state investigation into admissions practices at the University of Illinois and the eventual resignations of university officials and trustees, the admissions scandal and its after-effects still linger on campus.

Man arrested for burglary, other charges

URBANA — An Urbana man who allegedly broke in one neighbor's home and tried to set fire to another last week has been arrested.

Gary man arrested after police find 21 pounds of suspected marijuana in his vehicle

URBANA — A Gary, Ind., man is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $75,000 bond after police found 21 pounds of suspected marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 57.

Tristen Brazelton, 27, who listed an address in Gary, Ind., was charged on Monday with unlawful cannabis trafficking in excess of 5,000 grams.