Courts Police Fire
URBANA — A Champaign man who was on probation for leaving the scene of an accident in Piatt County where a motorcyclist was seriously injured has been sentenced to two years in prison for having heroin.
CHAMPAIGN — No tickets were issued in a three-vehicle accident earlier this month that resulted in the death of a Monticello woman, according to a Champaign police report.
Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn shared a portion of the report involving the Oct. 10 accident that took the life of Marty Fischer, 56, of Monticello on Wednesday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police say a toddler at the center of an Amber Alert has been found safe in Illinois.
URBANA — Two brothers from Urbana have been banned from the University of Illinois campus after their decision to “have fun” resulted in numerous complaints to police about men with knives and caused widespread alarm due to misinformation on social media.
AARON BEARD, Associated Press
EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press
URBANA — Police Chief Patrick Connolly says he wants to start training officers on how to use Tasers as soon as December and plans to have a draft policy ready for city council approval in November.
It's been three years since a retired, but still prominent, member of the Champaign-Urbana community was shot and killed in a farm field near Mahomet.
It's been two years since Gerard James, a cousin of the 80-year-old victim, Harlan James of Champaign, was found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.