Gordon, Kyles to face off in Champaign City Council election

CHAMPAIGN – Write-in candidate Freddie Gordon easily outpaced William Kyles in Tuesday's city council primary in District 1.

Assisted by a number of veteran campaign organizers with Democratic ties, Gordon received 124 votes to 78 for Kyles, who was the only candidate whose name appeared on the ballot.

Tuscola man accused of home burglary in Urbana

URBANA – A Tuscola man is accused of stealing from a house in Urbana.

David Rodgers, 18, was arraigned Tuesday on a Class 1 felony charge of residential burglary.

Radiation detector project under way in Illinois

When police officers or firefighters go to a scene of an emergency, they may face an invisible hazard: radiation.

A pilot project to test personal radiation detectors for first responders is being launched this week.

Danville workers not being cut show interest in incentive package

DANVILLE – The incentive package that the city of Danville created for employees whose jobs are being eliminated later has generated interest from employees who are not being cut.

Mayor Scott Eisenhauer told aldermen at the public works committee meeting Tuesday night that some employees whose jobs are not being cut may choose to retire or leave their jobs to take advantage of the incentive package. The package was designed in response to the cuts but was offered to all employees.

Champaign County court roundup

URBANA – The following criminal cases were resolved recently in Champaign County Circuit Court with pleas entered by defendants or sentences imposed by judges:

– Miguel Kendrick, 30, whose last known address was in the 2400 block of North Neil Street, Champaign, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to five years in prison. He admitted that on June 23, 2007, he had 3.2 grams of cocaine on him. He was in a car that fled from a Champaign police officer in the 1200 block of Joanne Lane.

Fundraiser set to raise money for group home

CHAMPAIGN – Just like any other house, the kitchen is the gathering place in this southwest Champaign home.

GOP response: 'Americans can do anything'

The Republican response to President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Congress.

Delivered by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Feb. 24, 2009:

Westville emergency siren partially fixed, ready for test

WESTVILLE – The north emergency warning siren is still awaiting repairs, Mayor Jeff Slavik told the village board Tuesday, but should work adequately for next week's routine test.

The siren, near Westville High School, failed to sound or turn during a routine test on Feb. 3, Slavik said.

Danville firefighters get grant to buy air packs, compressor

DANVILLE – Firefighters may be able to breathe a lot better thanks to a $300,000 federal grant.

U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, announced Tuesday that the Danville Fire Department was awarded a $317,250 grant through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters grant program.

IDs of victim, suspect still unknown in fatal Danville shooting

DANVILLE – An autopsy is scheduled this morning for the 55-year-old victim of a Tuesday morning shooting at the Danville Apartments off Townway Road on the city's north side.

The victim, whose identity was not released pending notification of family, was pronounced dead at 11:26 a.m. at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center.