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Man, 25, fatally shot in Danville

DANVILLE — Danville police spent Sunday investigating a shooting early Saturday morning that took the life of a man in that city.

According to a police report, officers were called to the 900 block of Campbell just before 3 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report that somebody had been shot.

John Roska: Registering a copyright

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Person of interest in arson investigation in custody

A man who authorities believe has information about an arson fire just outside the Champaign city limits this week is in custody.

Urbana Fire Chief: Thursday's downtown fire could have been much worse

Urbana Fire Chief Brian Nightlinger says a fire at a restaurant in downtown could have been much worse if not for the efforts of firefighters.

Crews were called to the Sitara Indian Restaurant and Lounge at 114 South Race Street at around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

The city says the building was built in 1887 and the two buildings nearby were built in 1905.

Champaign man arrested for firing gun into the air after fighting with another man

A Champaign man was arrested Friday morning for shooting a gun off into the air after a night of physical and verbal altercations with his girlfriend's brother.

Champaign Police spokesperson LaEisha Meaderds says police were called to the 400 block of Briar Lane around 10:20 a.m. on Friday for reports of shots fired.

UI student injured after climbing and falling from bell tower

A University of Illinois student is recovering from injuries after falling from the McFarland Bell Tower on the campus' South Quad.

UI Police spokesman Patrick Wade says the 19-year-old man, whose name is not being released, fell about 20 feet around 7 a.m. Friday. He was transported to Carle Foundation Hospital with lower body injuries.

Massage therapist convicted of assault

EDWARDSVILLE (AP) — Jurors in southern Illinois have convicted a male massage therapist of assaulting a woman during a massage in Edwardsville in 2015.

Savoy man gets 64 years in third sentencing for brother's 2010 murder

URBANA — A Savoy man convicted twice of fatally shooting his brother in 2010 has been resentenced to 64 years in prison.

Brian Maggio, 49, shot and killed his 32-year-old brother Mark on July 21, 2010, at the now-closed Tolono IGA store.

UI sorority: Fixes needed on stretch of road where pledge hit by car

URBANA — After a University of Illinois student pledging the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority was struck by a vehicle on Lincoln Avenue near the chapter's house last month, members expressed concern about the dangers that stretch of the road presents to those crossing the street.

Union: Inmate assaults on officers up 51%

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois officials are cutting costs by putting violent prisoners in less-secure prisons, a driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a state employee union said Thursday.