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Courts Police Fire

Plea in stolen firearms case brings 4 years probation

URBANA — A Penfield teen who admitted he possessed stolen guns has been sentenced to four years of probation and 100 hours of public service.

Roofing firm under federal indictment

SPRINGFIELD — Two years after federal agents blocked the Champaign office of a roofing company, that firm's owner is scheduled to stand trial on federal immigration charges including visa immigration fraud, harboring

Hastert, ex-Speaker branded 'molester,' to enter prison

MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — The hours are counting down to the deadline when Dennis Hastert must report to prison to serve a 15-month sentence.

Tom Kacich: County board facing nursing home, taxes, jail issues

It looks like the Champaign County Board is ready to take on a host of controversial issues all at once: property taxes, sales taxes, the troubled county nursing home, the sale of the nursing home, and the future of the county jail and other facilities — all a few months before 12 of the board's 22 seats are up for election.

Council votes 7-1 for more street cameras

CHAMPAIGN — Security cameras will be coming to two busy Campustown intersections, after the Champaign City Council approved an agreement with the University of Illinois on Tuesday night.

The council approved the bill, which will allow cameras along Green Street, 7-1, with Councilman Tom Bruno voting no.

Aldermen OK keeping Danville curfew changes all summer

DANVILLE — Danville's more restrictive curfew that was put in place last week via an executive order from the mayor has been extended through Labor Day weekend after aldermen unanimously voted Tuesday night in favor of the extension.

Two sentenced to prison in federal case of kidnapping, transporting minor

WASHINGTON — Two former Danville and Westville residents have been sentenced to federal prison for kidnapping and for transporting a minor with the intent to engage in sexual activity.

And when the two get out of prison, both of them face a lifetime of supervised release.

No 'magic bullet' against jihadist propaganda, Lynch says

ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press
MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

Man pleads to lower trespass charge

URBANA — A Streator man who tried to get in an Urbana home while drunk was sentenced Tuesday to a year of conditional discharge.

Giovanny Suarez, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Judge Heidi Ladd to a single count of misdemeanor criminal trespass to residence. He was also ordered to take an "under the influence" online class and perform 25 hours of public service.