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Man dies of self-inflicted gunshot in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police believe a Clark County man died of a self-inflicted gunshot in the parking lot of a south Champaign business some time Tuesday afternoon.

Champaign police issue warning about robberies, burglaries

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police are reminding citizens not to walk alone and to lock their vehicles in the wake of a rash of robberies and car burglaries in the past few weeks.

Springfield businessman admits to advertising scam

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Springfield businessman has pleaded guilty to defrauding thousands of small businesses in more than 32 states through an advertising scam.

Nonprofits looking to Jordan for donations after lawsuit win

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's Collaboraction Theatre was one of the first to get in line when Michael Jordan announced nonprofits will benefit from the $8.9 million he won by suing a defunct grocery chain that used his name without permission.

Southern Illinois University student injured in lab

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A student at a Southern Illinois University campus laboratory has been injured by a small explosion and fire.

Gunman in high-speed train attack charged with terrorism

PARIS (AP) — The Moroccan suspect in a foiled attack on a high-speed train is facing terrorism charges over what authorities say was a plan to unleash carnage among hundreds of passengers.

UI resource website on sex assault debuts

A new website designed to help University of Illinois students, faculty and staff navigate resources that address sexual misconduct went live Tuesday.

Menah Pratt-Clarke, the UI's Title IX coordinator and associate vice chancellor for diversity, said wecare.illinois.edu is a mobile-friendly "one-stop shop" for information.

Arrest made in Chabad menorah vandalism

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois police have arrested a Champaign man in connection with the Aug. 19 vandalizing of the menorah outside the Chabad Jewish Center on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign.

UI police spokesman Pat Wade said officers arrested Max W. Kristy, 20, of Champaign at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Student faces weapons charge

CHAMPAIGN — An 18-year-old student was arrested for bringing a stun gun to Central High School on Monday, according to a Champaign police report.

Anqwaun Beckett, who listed an address in the 1100 block of West Eureka Street in Champaign, was arrested on charges of unlawful use of weapons.

Beckett did not deploy or wield the weapon at the school.

Two women struck by car in Urbana

URBANA — Two women who reportedly were crossing an Urbana street were hospitalized after they were hit by a car Tuesday afternoon.

According to Urbana police, the women were headed east in the crosswalk at West Ohio Street and South Lincoln Avenue at 3:40 p.m. when an eastbound car attempting to make a turn to go south on Lincoln hit both of them.