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How they voted: Vermilion County Board on building purchase

Vermilion County Board members who voted Tuesday against the county buying property at 25 N. Franklin St., Danville: Russ Pollitt, Terry Stahl, Joe Tamalunis, Daniel Walls Sr., Gary Weinard, Ed Barney, Robert Boyd, Craig Chambers, Larry Davis, Bob Fox, Scott Kair, Rick Knight, Chris Leigh, Sue Miller and Ivadale Foster.

UI laboratory evacuated because of brownout

URBANA — A laboratory on the University of Illinois campus was evacuated Tuesday because of a brownout.

Urbana Fire Department Division Chief Jeff McDuffy said firefighters were called to the Roger Adams Laboratory at 600 S. Mathews Ave., U, at 5:37 p.m.

Flash flood warning issued for southeastern Champaign County

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for southeastern Champaign County until 1 a.m. Wednesday.

At 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, weather service radar indicated slow moving thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall in the area.

Rainfall estimates ranged from 1.5 to 3 inches from just west of Tolono to eight miles west of Broadlands.
 

Fatal accident reported east of Rantoul

RANTOUL — An autopsy will be conducted Wednesday in Bloomington on a Potomac man who died in connection with a traffic accident east of Rantoul on Tuesday afternoon.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Larry Divan, 69, of Potomac was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday.

Georgetown-Ridge Farm board hires football coaching staff

GEORGETOWN – The Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School football team will have their first practice at 6 a.m. Wednesday under a new coaching staff.

Georgetown-Ridge Farm School Board members voted Monday to hire Josh Cavanaugh of the Springfield area as head coach, and two Georgetown-Ridge Farm High alumni, Dwight George and Scott Smith, as assistant coaches.

Urbana man pleads guilty in sex abuse case

URBANA – An Urbana man could spend up to seven years in prison after he pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Leander King, 57, who listed an address in the 1100 block of East Colorado Avenue, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Police investigate robbery in Tolono

TOLONO – Police are investigating a report of an armed robbery at the Subway in Tolono.

I-74 westbound moving again after gravel spill

CHAMPAIGN - Traffic appears to have returned to normal on Interstate 74, where the westbound lanes were blocked east of Neil Street by a gravel trailer that overturned.

Champaign police say the incident happened about 2 p.m.

Pet of the Week Annie

Annie is a friendly and playful 8 year old spayed Maine Coon Mix cat, eligible for the senior to senior program. 

Recycling event brought in 100 tons of electronics items

Must be some clean closets in this town.

Hundreds of people dropped off a total of 100 tons of electronics at the countywide recycling event in Champaign last weekend.

You read that right.