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Courts Police Fire

Man charged with aggravated DUI in fatal crash

URBANA — A Rantoul man has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with the death of a friend who was riding with him earlier this summer.

On Tuesday, Assistant State's Attorney Elizabeth Dornik filed two counts of the Class 2 felony against Brent D. McCullough, 36, who listed an address in the 600 block of Heath Drive.

Driver ticketed in Hoopeston collisions

HOOPESTON — A 34-year-old Hoopeston man was cited for driving under the influence after he hit several parked vehicles and knocked down several power poles, which caused a temporary power outage in the area.

Rural Urbana man arrested on meth lab charges

URBANA — A rural Urbana man is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $150,000 bond after sheriff’s deputies say they found a meth lab in his home over the weekend.

Contractor cited again for job site violations

Repeat of safety hazards in Savoy draws $85,800 fine

SAVOY — Roofing contractor Juan Manuel Antonio-Martinez has been cited for three willful safety violations for exposing workers to fall hazards at two home sites in Savoy this spring.

Man sentenced to 9 years for aggravated DUI in fatal crash

TUSCOLA - A judge in Douglas County Monday acknowledged that the prison sentence he gave a Decatur man for killing another man while driving drunk would do little to deter others.

Still, Judge Dan Flannell said Edgar Maza needed a "significant sentence to provide society with its retribution" for taking the life of Harold "Tony" Adamson, 47, of Atwood, last fall.

Man sent to prison for violating probation

URBANA — A registered sex offender who admitted he was around children in violation of his probation has been resentenced to prison.

Ulraick Brown, 38, whose last known address was in the 1600 block of Hunter Street, Urbana, admitted Monday to Judge Tom Difanis that he violated the conditional discharge sentence he received earlier this year for indecent solicitation of a minor.

Updated: Both drivers ticketed in I-74 crash

OAKWOOD — A crash on Monday morning involving a truck hauling a camping trailer and commercial-grade fireworks shut down all four lanes on Interstate 74 for about five hours.
Police routed interstate traffic onto U.S.

Weapon plea brings prison sentence, boot camp recommendation

URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted he had a gun stolen from a Champaign store has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

However, Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis agreed to recommend Davion Hedrick, 25, of the 1700 block of West John Street, for the Department of Corrections' boot camp program, which would be of much shorter duration if he's accepted.

Updated: Coroner identifies woman killed in collision with train

CHAMPAIGN - A 52-year-old Champaign woman was killed late Sunday or early Monday in a collision with a train northwest of Champaign. 

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Diane M. Siewert, 52, of Champaign was pronounced dead at 1:33 a.m. Monday at the scene of the crash.

Woman still in hospital from weekend DUI crash

PHILO - An Urbana woman remained hospitalized Monday morning with injuries she received in a drunken driving crash early Saturday.

Champaign County sheriff's Sgt. Greg Mills said Lisa Emmert, 24, of the 100 block of West Washington Street, Urbana, was driving her car south on Illinois 130 about a mile north of Philo when she was hit by another car.