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Reports to area police

In crimes reported to area police:

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— Market Place Mall, 2000 N. Neil St.: Electronic gaming systems and electronic games stolen from back of a truck at the mall.

Bill Black won't run for Danville mayor

DANVILLE — Rep. Bill Black hopes to be involved in Danville city government next year, but not in the mayor’s seat.

The retiring state representative announced Wednesday that he will not seek election as Danville mayor but does intend to run for alderman in Ward 7.

Champaign lawyer's suspension upheld by Supreme Court

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a suspension for a Champaign attorney for keeping money that was supposed to have been turned over to his law firm.

Arrest in Coles County leads to charges in Champaign County

RANTOUL — The arrest of an Urbana man in Coles County has led to unrelated residential burglary and criminal sexual abuse charges being filed against him in Champaign County.

Danville school board approves contract with union

DANVILLE — While Danville Education Association members won’t receive a step in the first year of their new two-year contract, certified staff will receive a one-time, lump sum $750 bonus, and noncertified staff will receive a one-time, lump sum $900 bonus.

Part of Vine Street closed for water main installation

URBANA – A portion of Vine Street in downtown Urbana will be closed to traffic for the next few days so a new water main can be installed.

Weather permitting, Cross Construction will have one, and at times, two lanes of northbound Vine closed until until 5 p.m. Monday. There will be at least one lane of northbound traffic on Illinois Street open to traffic at all times.

Washington Street viaduct open

CHAMPAIGN  The Washington Street viaduct in Champaign was reopened.

Police diverted traffic in both directions after a box truck was struck in the eastbound side of Washington Street viaduct. The Ryder rental truck became stuck about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said the viaduct re-opened at 1:58 p.m. Wednesday.

McKinley Foundation gives out social justice honors

CHAMPAIGN – An organizer of the "Million Meals for Haiti" event and a program that provides free dental care to county residents are among the winners of this year's McKinley Presbyterian Foundation Social Justice Awards.

Six area banks up, one down in latest ratings

Six area banks were upgraded and one was downgraded in the latest ratings from the BauerFinancial bank-rating service.

The State Bank of Chrisman was downgraded from 4 stars ("excellent") to 3- 1/2 stars ("good") based on data from the quarter that ended June 30, 2010.

Receiving upgrades for the same quarter were: