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Prosecutors: Schock shouldn't get more info about informant

PEORIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock shouldn't get more information about a confidential informant in his corruption case.

3 hurt in 3-vehicle crash near Tolono

TOLONO — Three people were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon with injuries they received in a three-vehicle collision near Tolono.

Champaign County sheriff's Lt. Curt Apperson said the accident occurred at 4:05 p.m. at the intersection of county roads 900 N and 1200 E, which is South First Street extended.

Danville firefighters float buyouts as council approves budget cuts

DANVILLE — Buyouts of some of the most experienced firefighters is one of the cost-saving measures firefighters have suggested in an on-going effort to cut hundreds of thousands of dollars from the city of Danville's fire division budget.

Ex-boyfriend faces charges of home invasion

URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly forced his way into the home of a sleeping ex-girlfriend and attacked her is due back in court next month.

Allen Davis III, 33, who listed an address in the 1400 block of Hedge Road, was arrested Sunday on a warrant that had been issued for his arrest last week charging him with home invasion.

Visit to sheriff's office yields new arrest in gas-station holdup

URBANA — An Urbana man who came to the sheriff's office Monday afternoon to retrieve his phone was arrested on charges of armed robbery — again.

"I'd say he was surprised," Champaign County sheriff's Lt. Curt Apperson said of Kydel Brown. "He was cooperative. It appeared he was under the impression he was clear of all this."

One Danville school placed on 'precautionary' lockdown

DANVILLE — Danville police are investigating incidents in neighborhoods near two schools that led to one school being placed on soft lockdown.

Superintendent Alicia Geddis said one incident occurred near Northeast Elementary Magnet School, at 1330 E. English St.

Traffic stop leads to drug, gun charges

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign man's alleged traffic violations Monday night led police to thousands of dollars in cash, loaded guns, suspected cocaine, several pounds of cannabis, and serious felony charges against him.

Indiana man who admitted raping UI student gets 14 years

URBANA — An Indianapolis man who admitted he raped a University of Illinois student last summer is headed to prison for 14 years.

Justin Knox, 30, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Judge Tom Difanis to aggravated criminal sexual assault in connection with a June 28 incident in the 200 block of East White Street in Champaign.

Ex Celtic on trial in Chicago train-guns case

CHICAGO (AP) — The trial is underway of a former Boston Celtics forward accused of receiving guns there were stolen off a freight train in Chicago.

Forty-three-year-old Nate Driggers looked on Monday during opening statements. A prosecutor held up one of the guns and told jurors Driggers dealt in stolen goods.

Pakistani officials say India abducted retired army officer

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani retired army officer was lured to Nepal with a job prospect before being seized by Indian intelligence, which hopes to use him to secure the release of an Indian agent sentenced to death by Pakistan, security officials said Tuesday.