HOMER — More than a month since a fire destroyed a Homer farm house, officials have confirmed that remains found there are those of the homeowner.
PAXTON — One of the four men charged in connection with the kidnapping, armed robbery and beating of a rural Paxton man last December has been given more time to prepare a defense.
Judge Paul Lawrence granted a motion Monday by Paxton attorney Lance Cagle to continue the case of his client, Eduardo Samano, 22, of Berwyn, to 9 a.m. May 5.
MONTICELLO — Two men robbed the Monticello Subway sandwich shop at gunpoint Saturday night, but police do not believe the incident is connected to a pair of robberies that occurred at the Bement Subway in recent months.
WATSEKA — An elected township road commissioner in Iroquois County pleaded innocent Monday to an official misconduct charge alleging he used his township's tax-exempt status to receive a $1,100 discount on a riding lawnmower he bought for his personal use.
TUSCOLA — An autopsy conducted Monday indicated that a Tuscola man who was hit by a train died from blunt force trauma.
Douglas County Coroner Joseph A. Victor said that Matthew Wilke, 26, was found by the tracks near Ohio and East North Central streets by a passer-by early Sunday morning. The passer-by then reported it to Tuscola police.
URBANA — An Urbana man is being held at the Champaign County Jail following his arrest for allegedly trying to enter a house over the weekend.
Wayne Allen Cain, 33, who listed an address in the 500 block of Fair Street, was charged Monday with residential burglary, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass to a residence and resisting or obstructing a peace officer.
The chaos at the University of Massachusetts over the weekend during a pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration brought renewed attention to an old problem affecting colleges nationwide: how to deal with alcohol-fueled revelers during the March festivities.
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HOOPESTON — The Vermilion County coroner’s office has identified a man who was shot to death at a Hoopeston hotel Sunday night as 40-year-old Bruce L. Eldridge of Hoopeston.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The judge in the case against an Army general believed to be the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be tried on sex assault charges began considering new evidence Monday that a top lawyer at the Pentagon may have unlawfully interfered in a decision on whether to accept a plea agreement that was ultimately rejected.