Sprouts at Jimmy John's focus of salmonella probe

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health, working in conjunction with local health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a salmonella outbreak at a popular area sandwich company.

How Danville Catholic schools are preparing for changes

The transition to the Schlarman Academy concept began with the 2010-2011 school year.

Before the school year, a 16-member Schlarman Academy board of trustees was selected, approved by the Pastors' Board and seated.

Economic agencies can't find ideal space to stay together

CHAMPAIGN – They worked alongside one another for 15 years, but no longer.

The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation and Convention & Visitors Bureau have decided there's no space right for all of them.

'Things were already changing' at Danville Catholic schools

DANVILLE – The reorganization of Danville's Catholic school system will not come without pain.

Ivesdale teen in custody for shooting mother

IVESDALE — An Ivesdale woman is hospitalized and her teenage son in police custody following a shooting at their home early Saturday.

Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz said sheriff's deputies learned that the 14-year-old had apparently been planning for days to shoot his mother.

Teens arrested for burglaries in Urbana

URBANA – Three Urbana teens were arrested in that city Thursday night for breaking into two homes on the same street.

Champaign County Judge John Kennedy set bond for Idel Martinez, 17, of the 1500 block of Curtiss Drive, at $2,500 after he was charged with residential burglary for allegedly breaking into homes in the 1100 and 1200 blocks of East Pennsylvania Avenue.

Reports to police

In crimes reported to area police:


– 1600 block of Queen's Way Drive: Home forcibly entered Wednesday or Thursday; 42-inch television valued at $700 stolen.

– Joe's Brewery, 706 S. Fifth St. Woman's jacket stolen about 1 a.m. Thursday; cell phone, keys also taken.

ICC investigatng cut AT&T line that hit service in Urbana

URBANA – It may be a long time before anyone figures out who exactly is responsible for a break in an AT&T line on the University of Illinois campus that inconvenienced a whole lot of people in Urbana last month.

Johnson pleased overall with tax cut package

CHAMPAIGN – U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, was one of 138 House Republicans to vote for the bill that provided an $801 billion package of tax cuts and $57 billion for additional unemployment insurance.