DANVILLE - A Danville man turned himself in Wednesday to law enforcement officials who had a warrant for his arrest in connection to a drive-by shooting Sunday night.
Amir Slate, 27, walked into the Public Safety Building, 2 E. South St., in Danville at about 4 p.m. Wednesday and turned himself in, according to Doug Miller, deputy director of Danville police.
Ahrens said Slate, who also goes by the name Kyle S. Slate, knew police were looking for him, and he was arrested on a preliminary charge of aggravated battery with a firearm.
URBANA – Public comment is being sought on the final draft of a study about University Avenue.
A plan for the corridor proposes locations for redevelopment along University Avenue, combining existing buildings with new development locations, landscaping improvements and existing and proposed parks and green spaces.
The planning began in the summer of 2008, according to Eric Halvorsen, planner for the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission.
URBANA — Urbana police and University of Illinois police have released videos taken during the time of a sexual assault that took place in the 1100 block of West Nevada Street, Urbana, early Friday morning.
According to a police report, a video of the 1200 block of West Nevada Street showed six people walking east on the north sidewalk between 1:30 and 3 a.m. March 12.
Later a man could be seen walking west on the sidewalk, and a group of three people could be seen walking east on the same sidewalk.
DANVILLE — The Rossville Church of Christ youth minister is facing criminal charges that he sexually assaulted a teen-age boy who he was mentoring.
And authorities said more charges could be filed in the future.
Andrew L. Thomas, 46, of Rossville, was formally charged Thursday in Vermilion County Circuit Court with one count of criminal sexual assault-position of trust, a Class 1 felony.
Spring yard waste collections are set for Champaign and Urbana residents.
In Urbana, the city's spring yard waste cleanup will be regular recycling days for residents the weeks of April 12 and April 26. Leaves and non-woody plant material may be left on the curbs in the paper yard waste bags.
Click here for the flier (pdf format, about 160kb) with details on Urbana's program.
SPRINGFIELD – A bill that would have changed the way University of Illinois trustees are chosen failed in the Illinois House Wednesday, 69-44.
But one of its co-sponsors, Rep. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, said he will move to reconsider the vote. He claimed that minutes after the vote he had already persuaded eight lawmakers to switch from "no" to "yes" votes.
Here are the essays written by University High School students hoping to win the White House “Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge.”
URBANA – A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for March 23 for a Champaign woman charged in connection with an attack on her 63-year-old ex-husband.
According to a police report, Tim Wentling was in the basement of a home in the 1800 block of Kensington Knoll Drive, Champaign, at 2:52 p.m. on Feb. 26 going through his possessions when he got involved in a domestic dispute with his former wife, identified as Rose Wentling, 55, who listed an address in the 1800 block of Kensington Knoll Drive, Champaign.