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Prison sentence for man who robbed couple in West Side Park last spring

URBANA — A Chicago man who admitted his role in the robbery of a couple in a city park that happened last spring was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison.

DUI conviction nets Mahomet man probation, jail time

URBANA — A Mahomet man has been sentenced to two years of probation and three months in the county jail after admitting he was under the influence when he hit a motorcyclist and dragged the man’s cycle under his truck for almost a mile.

Probation for Champaign man who had stolen TV, sold cocaine

URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted he possessed a television stolen from a Champaign home more than a year ago was sentenced last week to three years of probation.

Five Danville men arrested for campus attack and foot chase

URBANA — Five Danville men were arrested early Sunday on the University of Illinois campus for allegedly battering one man and chasing two others in separate incidents.

One injured in Champaign apartment fire (w/video)

CHAMPAIGN — A woman was injured early Sunday when she jumped from the second-story window of her burning apartment in south Champaign. Firefighters got a man out of another nearby apartment where smoke was encroaching.

Testimony: Walking while black results in stops, too

URBANA — Those in attendance at a hearing on traffic stops in Urbana offered testimony indicating that, in addition to driving while black, walking while black can bring unwanted police attention.

Firefighters rescue resident from home on fire

CHAMPAIGN — A man was treated for smoke inhalation after being rescued from a burning home by Champaign firefighters early Saturday morning.

Champaign Fire Marshal John Koller said that firefighters were called to a blaze at 2306 S. Mattis Avenue at 5:02 a.m. Saturday.

When firefighters arrived, they discovered smoke coming out of the front door of the home.

Gibson City man sentenced to federal prison following fish kills

PEORIA — A Gibson City man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for federal mail fraud and other charges for selling a product that prosecutors said led to the death of fish in ponds and lakes across the country.

Animals perish in barn fire near Fisher

FISHER - Fire destroyed four cows and two calves at a Fisher area farm early Saturday.

Champaign County sheriff's Sgt. Dan Coile said it also destroyed the barn in which Phil Shields was sheltering his animals.

Urbana man charged with burglary over apparently cloned debit cards

URBANA — An Urbana man has been charged with two counts of burglary for allegedly entering two local businesses to buy merchandise with cloned debit cards.

James B. Harper, 24, who listed an address in the 1500 block of East Florida Avenue, was arrested early Friday in connection with purchases made last May 8 at the Circle K, 1821 Philo Road, U, and Mr. Gas Plus, 808 E. Main St., U.