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Man arrested for DUI in crash

RANKIN — Illinois State Police are investigating a crash that sent two Plainfield residents to the hospital.

The accident occurred at 3:47 p.m. Sunday at 5153 Illinois 9, Rankin.

AUDIO: Champaign County Sheriff's Office to begin using body cameras

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office will soon be joining several other area agencies in using body cameras, and officials with the office are excited to get going. Michael Kiser has more in these two reports.

Hear more from Chief Deputy Jones and Captain Cook here.

Police investigating AutoZone robbery

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police were investigating the holdup of a business in the northwest part of the city Saturday night.

Preliminary information was that a customer came in the AutoZone, 609 N. Mattis Ave., just before 9 p.m. and found an employee down on the floor who had just been robbed.

Danville man arrested for having loaded gun in car in Urbana

URBANA - A Danville man who allegedly had a loaded gun near him in a car on campus early Saturday was arrested by University of Illinois police.

Cirron G.Z. Clark, 20, appeared in Champaign County Circuit Court Saturday morning on a preliminary charge of unlawful possession of a weapon and had his bond set at $3,000. He is scheduled to be back in court Monday.

Updated: Juvenile charged with variety of crimes

URBANA — An Indiana teen has been charged with a variety of crimes related to his "squatting" in vacant homes in Urbana in the last several weeks.

Man charged with aggravated DUI after collision

URBANA — An Urbana man who allegedly rear-ended a car in front of an officer directing traffic was charged Thursday with aggravated driving under the influence.

Man arraigned on drug charges

URBANA — A Champaign man with a history of theft and drug convictions has been charged with selling cocaine and having painkillers for sale.

Man on federal parole for child porn arrested for child porn

RANTOUL — A Rantoul man who allegedly had a cellphone with pornographic images of children on it was arrested by Rantoul police Thursday.

Authorities investigating threats against Bridgeview mosque

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says federal authorities are helping local law enforcement investigate online threats against a suburban mosque.

Ex-McLean County deputy facing embezzlement charges

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A former McLean County sheriff's deputy accused of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from a union he belonged to is facing felony theft charges.