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URBANA — A 2-month-old child is expected to recover from internal injuries that authorities believe may have been inflicted by her father over the weekend.
MELVIN — The drivers of two pickup trucks were killed in a Tuesday head-on collision in rural Ford County.
Ford County Coroner Doug Wallace said Jack D. Moody, 77, of rural Roberts was pronounced dead at 5:20 p.m. at the scene of the crash.
ROCKFORD — The Rockford man accused of brutally murdering a Monticello mother and killing his high school classmate is due back in court Thursday as prosecutors in northern Illinois move closer to trial in the double-murder case.
Thousands of retirees from the University of Illinois and other state agencies should notice a slightly larger annuity check this month.
Health insurance premiums will no longer be deducted from pension checks as of Oct. 1, following summer court rulings that overturned a state law requiring retirees to pay toward their insurance coverage.
While text to 911 service may be on the near horizon in Champaign County, officials statewide are eventually looking to make it possible for you to send pictures and videos to an emergency dispatch center.
URBANA — A Rantoul man who allegedly had guns and drugs in an Urbana motel room has been criminally charged.
Carlton A. Johns, 27, who listed an address in the 300 block of South Maplewood Drive, is due back in court Nov. 25 after being charged Monday with being an armed habitual criminal, unlawful use of weapons by a felon and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
TUSCOLA — An Arcola woman who allegedly wanted to eliminate the competition for her man is in the Douglas County Jail.
Michelle L. Smith, 34, was charged in Douglas County Circuit Court Friday with solicitation to commit murder for hire, a Class X felony carrying penalties ranging from 20 to 40 years in prison upon conviction.