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Man held for hitting wife, firing gun

URBANA – Bond has been set at $150,000 for a Champaign man accused of firing a gun during an argument with his wife. Jack Fairfield, 58, who listed an address in the 2500 block of Lawndale Drive, was charged Thursday with aggravated unlawful restraint, reckless discharge of a firearm and domestic battery.

A Champaign police report said Fairfield was hitting his 55-year-old wife in their home on Nov. 7 and in the process fired a gun.

Youth charged in fatal arrest opts for new attorney

URBANA – A 15-year-old Champaign boy accused of resisting arrest in an incident that resulted in his friend being fatally shot by a Champaign police officer will be back in court in January.

Loss blamed on one-time costs

URBANA – As has often been the case in recent months, the Champaign County Board's nursing home board of directors Thursday got some good news mixed with bad news from nursing home manager Michael Scavotto.

Although the facility suffered a $178,000 loss in September – after finishing July and August in the black – Scavotto said he believes that the September balance sheet was an anomaly and that October's report, still unavailable, would be better.

Nobody injured in crash at shoe store

CHAMPAIGN – Work crews are replacing the glass in front of Mosser's Shoes, 6 Convenience Center Rd., Champaign.

Mosser's general manager Kevin McDermott said a woman drove her Hyundai through the glass at the shoe store at about 11:45 a.m. Thursday. Nobody was injured, he said.

Bond at $150,000 for man accused of shooting in argument

URBANA — Bond has been set at $150,000 for a Champaign man accused of firing a gun during an argument with his wife.

Hearing canceled in favor of grand jury in Danville murder

DANVILLE — A preliminary hearing for a man charged in a fatal shooting in October was canceled Thursday after prosecutors decided they’ll take their evidence against Davieon Harper to a grand jury.

Second Street to close Friday for a week

CHAMPAIGN — Second Street will be closed between University Avenue and Clark Street starting Friday and continuing through Nov. 20.

Prosecutor receives report on 15-year-old's death

URBANA -- Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz has received the report from the investigation of the incident that led to the death of 15-year-old Kiwane Carrington.

Danville program considers adding GED course

DANVILLE – Six years ago, Melissa Gnaden and some other students she knew dropped out of Danville High School.

Second youth in fatal shooting changes lawyers

URBANA — A 15-year-old Champaign boy accused of resisting arrest last month in an incident that resulted in his friend being fatally shot by a Champaign police officer will be back in court in January.

But before getting out of the case, the first lawyer said he wanted to put on the record that he and State’s Attorney Julia Rietz had “an agreement in principle” that would have resulted in the dismissal of the charges against the youth if he enrolled in Lincoln’s Challenge in Rantoul.