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St. Joseph village trustee resigns in frustration

ST. JOSEPH – Trustee Terry Hitt resigned at the May 12 village board meeting.

Hitt left the meeting after the board voted not to hire a village administrator, but voted in favor of tennis court repairs. Hitt voted no on the $30,000 worth of repairs to the courts.

Volunteers sought for Dump and Run sale collection

CHAMPAIGN – The University YMCA is looking for help with the collection for its annual Dump and Run sale.

Volunteers are needed for the next two weeks, but especially today, Saturday and Monday.

Feeling ill at UI commencement? Better just smile, nod

URBANA – If you're feeling a bit puny on Sunday, the University of Illinois says you're welcome to come to commencement, but bring a hanky and keep your highly educated hands to yourself.

Hung jury results in mistrial in Urbana murder case

URBANA – A Champaign County judge declared a mistrial Thursday night in the murder and attempted murder trial of a Champaign man.

Granville "Bubba" Johnson, 28, of the 200 block of East Roper Street, will be retried on June 1 in the fatal shooting of Gregory "G-Unit" Moore, 28, of Champaign, and the wounding of his cousin, Isaac Moore, 21, who last lived in Urbana.

Clinton man pleas guilty to involuntary manslaughter

CLINTON – A Clinton man who two years ago was charged with the murder of his girlfriend's daughter pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter on Thursday.

Richard Heuermann, 23, who listed an address in Clinton, was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Former DeWitt deputy circuit clerk arrested

CLINTON – A former DeWitt County deputy circuit clerk has been arrested on charges of stealing more than $100,000, a Class X felony, and official misconduct, a Class 3 felony.

DeWitt County State's Attorney Richard Koritz said Susan Stevens had served as the deputy clerk in charge of all bookkeeping for the circuit clerk's office and was in charge of making deposits of money received by the department.

Men arrested following robbery in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN – Two Champaign men were being held at the Champaign County jail after they were arrested in connection with a robbery early Thursday morning.

According to Assistant State's Attorney Rob Scales, a 27-year-old Champaign man was walking home in the 500 block of East Clark Street at 1:15 a.m. when he was approached from behind by two men and pushed to the ground. Scales said one man held the victim to the ground while the other went through his pockets, taking some cash. The men then ran off.

YMCA seeks help with Dump and Run sale

CHAMPAIGN – The University YMCA is looking for help with the collection for its annual Dump and Run sale.

Volunteers are needed for the next two weeks, but especially today, Saturday and Monday.

Man arrested after allegedly trying to take cop's gun

RANTOUL – A Bloomington man is being held at the Champaign County jail on $100,000 bond after being accused of wrestling a Rantoul police officer to the ground and attempting to grab his gun.

Angel Cruz-Hernandez, 29, who listed an address in Bloomington, pleaded innocent Thursday to three felony charges and five misdemeanor charges in connection with an incident in Rantoul.

Judge won't end Champaign consent decree yet

PEORIA — The Champaign school district’s consent decree will not end June 30.