Two injured in accident on I-57 near I-72

Two people were treated and released after a three-vehicle accident that police say happened near an Interstate 57 construction zone.

The accident happened at 1:19 p.m. Friday in the northbound lane of I-57 just south of I-72 west of Champaign, according to state police Sgt. Bill Emery.

Mahomet teens treated and released after car flips at I-74 and I-57

CHAMPAIGN — Two Mahomet teens were treated at and released from Carle Foundation Hospital after the car they were riding in went off an interstate ramp and flipped over just before 1 p.m. Friday.

New UI president: It's all one university

The new president of the University of Illinois has three immediate priorities:

– Guide the UI through its budgetary crisis.

– Save the "dilapidated" hospital in Chicago.

– Restructure the university to make it more efficient in harder times.

Champaign County wins latest round over Provena property taxes

SPRINGFIELD — Taxing authorities have won the latest round in the legal logjam that has left Urbana’s cash-starved taxing districts waiting on millions in property tax payments from Provena Covenant Medical Center.

DNA used to link man to house burglary

CHAMPAIGN – An Urbana man's DNA left behind at a Champaign home last fall has led to a criminal charge against him.

Melvin Cox, 55, who listed an address in the 1000 block of North Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, pleaded innocent Wednesday to residential burglary. If convicted, Cox faces a mandatory prison term of between four and 15 years.

Crimes reported to police

In crimes reported to area police:


Athletes to be honored at Champaign monument to Olympians

CHAMPAIGN – Engraved in granite at the Tribute to Olympic Athletes in Dodds Park are 39 names and 23 different Olympic or Paralympic Games.

Details for Olympic Tribute ceremony

Saturday's Olympic Tribute ceremony is free and open to the public. It will begin at 10 a.m. at the monument on the east edge of Dodds Park, 1501 N. Mattis Ave., C.

Here's who will be honored:


One killed, another injured in rural Pesotum crash

PESOTUM — An Urbana woman was killed and her husband injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday evening in rural Pesotum.

Champaign County sheriff's Lt. Allen Jones said Patricia Rutherford, 73, of Michelle Lane in Urbana, died from injuries she received when the car her husband was driving was struck by another car about 7:10 p.m.

Illinois economic gauge indicates sluggish recovery

URBANA – The University of Illinois flash index rose to 91.3 in June, up from 90.6 in May, but the economist who devised the index said the Illinois economy still has a long way to go.