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By PAMELA G. DEMPSEY/C-U Citizen Access
An extradition hearing is scheduled this week for one of the two local landlords who have managed the Cherry Orchard Village housing complex located between Rantoul and Thomasboro.
Bernard Ramos was arrested by District of Columbia police April 10 on two civil contempt warrants issued by Champaign County last year.
URBANA — Programs airing today (Tuesday, March 27) on WILL-TV and WILL-AM will focus on safe, affordable housing in the area.
According to Illinois Public Media spokeswoman Mary Barrineau, the nation's economic decline has led to many changes in housing stock and neighborhoods in Champaign and Vermilion counties.
The Food for Families Drive brings in tons of food and more than $100,000 annually for the hungry, but the first attempt at a Champaign-Urbana food drive didn't go so well.
By DAN PETRELLA/CU-CitizenAccess.org
CHAMPAIGN — Over the past four years, health inspectors failed one out of 10 restaurants, but the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District has never informed the public of those failures.
By PAM G. DEMPSEY/CU-CitizenAccess
A Champaign County judge granted a temporary restraining order Thursday that gives public health officials the power to evict tenants living at an apartment complex north of Thomasboro and ordered the managers jailed until the complex's problems are repaired.
URBANA - A former area athlete has an opportunity to avoid serving more time in prison.
Champaign County Circuit Judge Tom Difanis on Monday allowed Urbana native Charles "Tyke" Peacock to withdraw a previous guilty plea to burglary in exchange for a guilty plea to unlawful use of a credit card.
Inspectors for the state fire marshal were scheduled to examine a dilapidated apartment complex south of Rantoul on Tuesday.
But the caretakers who were scheduled to open the Cherry Orchard apartment units for inspection apparently left just minutes before the scheduled inspection.