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.

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.

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.

Vermilion employers expecting growth early in 2011

DANVILLE – For the first time since 2006, the Danville area's top 38 employers all expect to experience steady to rapid growth in early 2011, according to local economic officials.

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.

Robeson family puts history down on paper

CHAMPAIGN – It took more than 10 years to compile and publish a history of Robeson's Department Store and the family behind it.

But after a succession of collaborators, "Remembering Robeson's" is finally available.

Gearhead: Chuck Hanner

Chuck Hanner likes classic muscle cars, and found his 1966 Pontiac GTO to replace the 1965 GTO he wishes he had never sold.

Obama, Biden on tax cut legislation


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Champaign County agencies won't all stay at same place

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.