Courts Police Fire
CHAMPAIGN — When Michael Hao came to the University of Illinois to study computer engineering in the fall of 2013, he wanted a part-time job to help with expenses but wasn't interested in bagging fast food.
PESOTUM — She's perky, positive, passionate, professional and pretty.
And she positively prefers to preach public safety rather than give you a ticket. All those elements add up to why Tracy Lillard was recently chosen as Illinois State Police District 10's officer of the year.
CHATHAM — A Pesotum woman was honored Thursday at statewide ceremonies in Chatham as the Illinois State Police telecommunicator of the year.
DANVILLE — Danville police are investigating an armed robbery on Wednesday evening that left two men injured.
Sgt. Josh Campbell said the men were robbed in the parking lot of Jim and Jo's Bar and Grill, 821 E. Fairchild St., around 10 p.m.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A report says inmates from outside Kankakee County are saving the jail $2.6 million this year.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock and his attorneys have reached a temporary resolution with federal prosecutors on civil contempt accusations he faced for failing to produce campaign and congressional records.
LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press
DAN SEWELL, Associated Press
LODA — There will not be a police officer in Loda. At least for now.
By a 3-2 vote, the Loda village board decided to turn down an offer from the Buckley village board for Buckley to share its police officer, Chris White, with Loda.
MANSFIELD — A 64-year-old Fairbury woman was taken to an area hospital Wednesday evening after crashing her car on Interstate 74 in Piatt County.
Illinois State Police said Corina Yara was driving west on I-74 near Mansfield about 4:30 p.m. when her car left the road to the right.
CHAMPAIGN — For Terron Jackson's loved ones, there was no comfort Wednesday afternoon in Room F of the Champaign County Courthouse, where 10 of them watched a judge inform accused murderer Brandon Collier he could face up to 85 years in prison if convicted.
"There's no way to react but cry," said Mr. Jackson's sister and "auntie," Okeima Hampton.