News cameras and recorders now are allowed in certain court hearings in the six counties of the Sixth Judicial Circuit: Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie and Piatt. Some clarity on the rules:
GIFFORD — Champaign County authorities are trying to determine what caused the death of a 31-year-old Danville woman who suffered injuries during a barrel racing event at Gordyville USA near Gifford.
URBANA — A Champaign man pleaded guilty on Friday to unlawful use of a weapon by a felon — the second person in two days convicted of being involved in the same July shooting on Carver Drive.
CHAMPAIGN - Champaign County sheriff's deputies are looking for the person who fired a gun early today that sent bullets through a northwest Champaign home where children were playing video games.
Sgt. Dave Sherrick said at 12:03 a.m. Friday, his deputies received two calls that shots had been fired in the 1500 block of Queens Way in the Dobbins Downs subdivision.
URBANA — A Champaign man convicted of possessing a gun in July after having been convicted of two prior felonies is headed to prison for as many as 30 years.
URBANA — Urbana police say there were six people in a home on North Romine Street early Tuesday morning when someone fired shots into the house.
Sgt. Dan Morgan said the people living there reported hearing at least two shots fired around 1:40 a.m.
URBANA — A Champaign man charged with shooting at another man in June turned himself in to Champaign police earlier this week.
Rodell Williams, 20, was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of aggravated discharge of a firearm. He remains in the Champaign County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond and is set to be back in court Jan. 21.
CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a car in north Champaign Wednesday evening.
Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn said officers were sent to the intersection of Interstate Drive and Boardwalk Avenue, which is west of North Prospect Avenue, at 6 p.m.
DANVILLE — Keon Clark's most recent drunk-driving conviction, stemming from an Aug. 4 accident in Danville, sent him back to the Illinois penitentiary on Wednesday.
But shortly before he was sentenced to 8 years in prison on that charge and a weapons charge in a 2012 case, the former NBA player said the accident, just a block from his home, was also a wake-up call.