Courts Police Fire

Suspect in custody

Editor's note: This story appeared in print on Saturday, July 5, 2014. 

MONTICELLO — A sense of relief spread through the city Friday as residents learned that police had arrested a man suspected of murdering Tonya "Toni" Bargman, a Monticello mother of two, at a rest area along Interstate 39 on Tuesday.


Rural Ivesale woman dies in accident

GARRETT — A rural Ivesdale woman died following a single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Douglas County.

Douglas County Coroner Joseph Victor said that Lyn A. Dick of rural Ivesdale was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:10 p.m.


John Roska: Turning judgment into payment no sure thing

Q: I won my small claims case against someone, but they haven't paid. How can I make them pay, so I actually collect?

A: You can try several things. But if all their money or property is legally protected, you probably won't get paid.

"Winning" a small claims case means you got a judgment against someone. A judgment is an official decision that money is owed.


Bill puts qualification before conviction in job search

URBANA — Have you ever been convicted of a crime, other than a minor traffic violation?

For former offenders, that question, routinely included in most job applications, can be the source of much anxiety as they reintegrate into society and start looking for a job, a key step in keeping them from sliding back into a criminal lifestyle.


Police arrest man in Illinois deaths

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — Police in southeastern Wisconsin have arrested a man wanted in connection to two homicides in northern Illinois.


Pension reform may be 'back to square one'

Expert: Justices' decision good for UI employees, bad for school's financial future

An Illinois Supreme Court ruling on state health insurance premiums could spell doom for the state's recent pension reform law, many court watchers agree.


Man confident he'll be cleared of wrongdoing

A former Danville business owner facing federal grant fraud charges said Thursday he's confident he will be cleared of any wrongdoing.


Danville looks for solutions in wake of shootings

Monday's shooting was at least seventh in city since March

DANVILLE — Growing up on Kentucky Avenue in Danville, 61-year-old Alyce Marion remembers sleeping on the front porch in the summer months and playing with other kids in the neighborhood until the street lights came on, a sign it was time to get home.


Mansfield man arrested, not yet charged, in molestation case

MONTICELLO — A Mansfield man was arrested last week for allegedly sexually molesting young girls.

Piatt County Sheriff Dave Hunt said Paul D. Reynolds, 47, was taken into custody June 27 as he was returning from a business trip in Oklahoma.


Police looking for two more in Champaign shooting death

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police have released the names of two more men they are looking for in connection with the shooting death of a Champaign man last week.


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