Planned Scottswood annexation advances

URBANA — The city council on Monday took another step toward annexing 13 properties in the Scottswood subdivision in east Urbana.

Redistrict panel sends three maps to county board

URBANA -- Members of Champaign County's independent redistricting commission voted 9-2 Monday to forward three county board district map proposals to the county board, including one that had been submitted by the local chapter of the NAACP.

Man formally charged in mall shooting

URBANA — A Milwaukee man was formally charged on Monday with one count of attempted first degree murder and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm in connection with the shooting of a Champaign man at Market Place Mall earlier this month.

Police ask for information on robbery

CHAMPAIGN — Police are seeking help in getting information about three men involved in a reported armed robbery Saturday night in Champaign.

According to a Champaign police report, a 21-year-old woman was walking in the 300 block of East Clark Street, Champaign, between 10:30 and 11 p.m. when she was hit from behind with an unknown object and robbed.

Business dean will lead search for Guenther's replacement

A search committee will be appointed immediately to find a successor to Athletic Director Ron Guenther, who has announced his retirement effective June 30, a top UI official said Monday.

UI's Guenther to retire


Illinois athletic director Ron Guenther announced his retirement today. Here are the details.

Woman treated and released after I-74 accident

CHAMPAIGN — A Bloomington woman was treated and released after a wreck Sunday afternoon that backed up traffic near the interchange of Interstates 57 and 74.

According to state police, Jennifer J. Gough, 37, of Bloomington, was taking the ramp from I-57 north onto I-74 west at about 4:50 p.m. Sunday when she lost control and hydroplaned across I-74.

Public hearing scheduled on proposed bus route changes

URBANA — Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District employees will hold a public hearing Wednesday to give citizens a chance to review and comment on four proposed service changes scheduled to go into effect in August.

Pet of the Week Flynn

This week's featured pet is Flynn, a six month old black and tan Hound mix dog. Flynn is a neutered male, friendly and energetic, loves to play with toys and other dogs. 

Urbana parks officials pleased with bond rate for aquatic center

URBANA — Park district officials say they're pleased with the interest rate they got last week on $7 million in bonds sold to finance construction of an aquatic center at Crystal Lake Park.

The bonds were sold to Raymond James & Associates Inc. at a rate of 4.4132 percent for a 25-year term, according to Vicki Mayes, executive director of the park district.