Courts Police Fire

Courts Police Fire

Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate

NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

Wrongfully convicted man graduates from Loyola's law school

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man has graduated from law school years after he was exonerated for a rape conviction that led to a 28-year prison sentence.

Heightened security in Waco after deadly biker gang shootout

NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

10-year review: Shots fired few and far between

Outside of the firing range, an on-duty Urbana police officer has fired a gun once over the past 10 years — in 2006, when an armed suspect was shot in the leg.

The only three shots fired by Rantoul officers during that same span happened in 2007, when two of them were confronted by what they described as a dangerous dog.

Coroner identifies man who died from fall from roof of parking garage

URBANA — Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup has released the name of the man who died from a fall from the roof of a parking garage on Saturday morning.

Northrup said that Jae Seo, 23, of Urbana was pronounced dead at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the scene, 1201 E. University Ave., Urbana, after he was found on the ground outside the parking lot.

John Roska: Why joint bank account may not always be best

Q: I put my daughter on my bank account so she could help me pay bills. All the money in the account is mine; none of it came from my daughter. She got sued, and had a money judgment entered against her. That lender froze my account, even though it's not my debt. They say her access to it makes it her money, so they can take it for her debt. Is that right?

UI police investigating apparent suicide

URBANA — University of Illinois police are investigating the apparent suicide of a UI student early Saturday.

Police Chief Jeff Christensen said officers were called to the parking deck at Goodwin and University avenues near the Beckman Institute about 6:55 a.m.

Two from Rantoul facing drug charges

URBANA — A husband and wife from Rantoul were charged Friday with various drug offenses after Champaign police found cannabis and methamphetamine in the car they were in early Friday.

Gun, cannabis lead to habitual criminal charge

URBANA — A multiple-convicted felon found in an Urbana home where police also located a gun and cannabis has been charged with being an armed habitual criminal.

Lawyers' poll: Klaus not recommended for reappointment

URBANA — One of Champaign County's five sitting associate judges has been deemed unworthy of continued service by some members of the Illinois Bar Association.