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John Roska: Judges have leeway in handling eviction orders

Q: If my landlord takes me to court to evict me, how much time will I get to move? If I got a 30-day notice from the landlord, do I also get 30 days from the judge to move? And if I have kids, do I get more time to move?

UPDATE: Milford man killed in car wreck ID'd

ARMSTRONG — A Milford man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in northwestern Vermilion County early Saturday.

Illinois State Police report that 51-year-old Kevin T. Perkins was driving south on Illinois 49, about five miles north of Armstrong, just after 4 a.m. when his car left the road to the east.

Mural brightens up what can be a dark place

CHAMPAIGN — A colorful and calming painting has been added to a place where children go to tell adults about horrible dark secrets.

Thanks to a generous donation from the family of the late Brandon Markel of Homer, the Children's Advocacy Center of Champaign County now has a painting designed specifically for its space by Urbana artist Glen Davies.

Man charged with Rantoul break-in

URBANA — A rural Rantoul man is due back in court in June after being charged with breaking into a Rantoul home.

Wilbert Andujar-Ramos, 26, of County Road 3000 N, was charged Thursday with residential burglary for allegedly forcing his way into a home in the 1200 block of Cypress Lane in Rantoul sometime Tuesday.

Gun possession, cocaine charges for Champaign man

URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly possessed a gun and cocaine when police approached him to talk Thursday has been charged with three felony offenses.

Marc C. Johns, 32, who listed an address in the 1500 block of Holly Hill Drive, was charged Friday with armed violence, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, and possession with intent to deliver cocaine.

Woman accused of fatal stabbing sent to psychiatric facility

MARION (AP) — A southern Illinois woman who was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the 2013 stabbing death of a 66-year-old woman will spend the rest of her life in a psychiatric facility.

Passenger dragged off jet settles with United

CHICAGO (AP) — The passenger who was dragged off a flight after refusing to give up his seat settled with United for an undisclosed sum Thursday in an apparent attempt by the airline to put the fiasco behind it as quickly as possible.

David Dao's legal team said the agreement includes a provision that the amount will remain confidential. One his lawyers praised United CEO Oscar Munoz.

Cook County Jail detainees attack two officers

CHICAGO (AP) — Two corrections officers working in Cook County Jail in Chicago were injured when they were attacked by three detainees.

A Cook County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman said the attack late Wednesday left the male officers seriously injured.

Livingston County man allegedly threatened ex, then shot her horse

PIPER CITY — A Livingston County man has been ordered to appear in Ford County Circuit Court on Monday to face felony charges alleging he threatened his ex-girlfriend with a gun before turning the weapon on her horse, shooting it in the snout.

UPDATE: Traffic accident leads to fatal shooting in Danville

DANVILLE — Danville police are investigating a minor traffic accident near the Fair Oaks Housing Complex that led to the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Danville man early Thursday afternoon.