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Man faces burglary charge before sentencing in other case

URBANA — A Champaign man is due back in court in October to face a charge that he burgled a car.

Additional charges against man who's already in custody

URBANA — A Champaign man on parole for leaving the scene of an accident and who is in custody for a pending domestic battery case has had additional charges lodged against him.

Man due to return to court in Urbana shooting case

URBANA — An Urbana man accused of firing a gun at another man in that city in late June is due back in court Aug. 25 with a lawyer.

Make-up day Thursday for Urbana school registration

URBANA — Families who missed school registration in Urbana last week can take advantage of a make-up day Thursday.

Ex-Rantoul employee will have to repay money

URBANA — A former Rantoul employee who admitted stealing from his employer will have to repay the village.

Former Champaign man gets 25 years over beating

URBANA — A former Champaign man convicted of beating his girlfriend as she drove him in a car was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison.

State commits half of funding match for 'big broadband'

CHAMPAIGN — The Urbana-Champaign big broadband project has gotten a $3.5 million funding commitment from the state.

Monsanto exec: Ethanol still important energy source

CHAMPAIGN – The economics of corn-based ethanol aren't as bright as they were a few years ago, but the fuel still needs to be part of America's energy portfolio, a Monsanto Co. executive says.

"We were living in a pretty sweet spot a couple years ago," Martha Schlicher told about 70 people attending an "Agri-Energy" conference at Parkland College on Tuesday.

Quinn gives UI trustees 'a few more days' to resign

URBANA – Gov. Pat Quinn says he will give the remaining University of Illinois trustees "a few more days" to heed his call that they resign before he takes any action.

Quinn, who spoke Tuesday after a bill-signing in Chicago, would not speculate beyond that, but repeated his belief that all trustees should step down to restore the good name of the university, according to spokeswoman Ashley Cross. He appealed to trustees' sense of public service and "the common good," she said.

UI Extension students learn correct canning techniques

CHAMPAIGN – They came bearing sharp knives.

But they were admonished to wash their hands before using the weapons of mass vegetable and fruit destruction.

The incident was a food preservation class offered by University of Illinois Extension.