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Support, questions for year-round school in Danville

DANVILLE — School board member Lon Henderson said Wednesday he sees benefits to adopting a balanced calendar for the entire district.

Generator fire prompts partial evacuation of Danville Public Safety Building

DANVILLE — A backup generator at the Danville Public Safety Building caught fire Wednesday afternoon, prompting the evacuation of some portions of the building.

Capt. Don McMasters said the diesel generator backs up electricity for a portion of the building, which houses the county jail, sheriff's department, Danville police and 911 center.

Indiana man in crash charged with possession of stolen vehicle

CHAMPAIGN — An Indiana man who allegedly stole a car in Champaign and later wrecked it in St. Joseph Monday night has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.

Raymond Thomas, 22, who listed an address in Schereville, Ind., was arrested about 11:40 p.m. Monday.

Champaign man turns self in over shooting

URBANA — A Champaign man accused of firing shots at another man in Urbana late last month turned himself in to police Tuesday.

Deantae D. Riley, 23, who listed an address in the 500 block of East Church Street, was arraigned Wednesday for aggravated discharge of a firearm for allegedly shooting at another man outside a north Urbana apartment complex on Jan. 26.

Two sought in Urbana home invasion, robbery

URBANA — Champaign County sheriff's investigators are looking for two men who forced their way into an Urbana home last month and robbed some of the people inside.

Warrants were issued a month ago for the arrests of Dekari Bridgemon and Deon Bevely, both 20 and from Chicago.

2 deputies wounded, suspect dead in shopping center shootout

JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press

Investigators release name of suspect in aggravated criminal sexual assault

URBANA — Champaign County sheriff's investigators have released the name of a man they believe responsible for the New Year's Day rape of an Urbana woman in her home.

Lt. Curt Apperson confirmed that deputies obtained a warrant on Jan. 20 for the arrest of Edson Jimenez-Tejada, 25, whose last known local address was on Magnolia Drive in Champaign.

Man sentenced to six years in weapons case; judge will recommend boot camp

URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted having a gun at an Urbana home last spring has been sentenced to six years in prison.

However, Judge Tom Difanis agreed to recommend Martin Davis for the Department of Corrections' boot camp program.

Alton postal worker throws out hundreds of pieces of mail

ALTON, Ill. (AP) — A former Alton postal worker is under investigation for allegedly throwing out hundreds of pieces of mail.

Officials: Cause of fire that killed 5 likely electrical

ROCK FALLS, Ill. (AP) — Fire officials in northern Illinois say they have indications that the cause of a fire that killed five members of a family last month was electrical.