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Teens injured in crash

DEWEY - Three teens were taken to an area hospital Monday night after the car they were riding in ran off a county road south of Dewey and overturned.

Champaign County sheriff's Sgt. Dan Coile said the accident happened at 7:50 p.m. on County Road 900 E just south of U.S. 136.

Johnson will vote against debt limit bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, said Monday he would vote against the debt ceiling bill that the House was scheduled to consider Monday evening.

I-74/57 ramp to close Monday night

CHAMPAIGN -- A ramp from Interstate 74 to I-57 will close Monday (Aug. 1) night for road work and reopen Tuesday morning.

The ramp from westbound I-74 to southbound I-57 is scheduled to close some time between 7 and 8 p.m. Monday. The southbound lane of I-57 will be closed near the ramp, too.

Man in federal prison accused in Danville murders

DANVILLE — A Chicago man serving a 25-year federal prison term for his role in a cocaine case is now facing murder charges in connection with the deaths of three people in Danville four years ago.

Danville woman hurt in I-74 crash

DANVILLE — A Danville woman was in fair condition Monday after a Sunday evening crash on Interstate 74.

According to state police, Jessica R. Lamb, 21, was driving west on I-74 between Danville and Oakwood at 5:47 p.m. Sunday. She swerved when she saw a vehicle move in front of her, crashing into the median, where she was thrown from the car.

Researchers at UI taking part in $1.3 million geology project

Underneath the flat expanse of much of Illinois is a basin that University of Illinois researchers can study by measuring tiny earthquakes from dozens of sensors.

Stephen Marshak, a UI geologist, is a leading investigator on this portion of EarthScope, a nationwide grid of sensors that will help to generate a three-dimensional picture of the ground beneath our feet.

Champaign vote scheduled on resolution in support of IEPA

CHAMPAIGN — As the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency moves toward adding vapor regulations to its suggested methodology for cleaning up toxic sites, the city council this week is scheduled to vote on a resolution showing its support for the IEPA steps.

Church network to distribute school supplies Saturday

CHAMPAIGN — It's time to start thinking back-to-school, and a group of local churches will be holding its annual distribution of backpacks and school supplies early this month.

The Christian Mercy and Justice Network will distribute those items on Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at Salt and Light, 1512 W. Anthony Drive, C.

Another forum set on Danville dress code proposal

DANVILLE — Some Danville school board members said they're willing to consider changes to a uniform dress code proposal for students, after hearing feedback from parents and guardians last week.

Hearings set in Danville, Urbana for Provena merger

Have something to say about a proposed hospital merger involving Provena Covenant Medical Center and Provena United Samaritans Medical Center?