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Faces of '16: Urbana's Karen Hernandez

Urbana High School senior Karen Hernandez describes the coolest part about her experience as a Tiger.

Gale Pleads Guilty

Former Champaign police officer Jerad Gale, 32, of Champaign, pleads guilty  before Piatt County Judge Tim Steadman to committing an unwanted sex act with a former girlfriend in Piatt County.

Richey on Roundball, May 24, 2016

Beat writer Scott Richey weighs in on Kendrick Nunn’s dismissal from the Illinois basketball team. What's your take? Tell

Video: Where Am I? May 23, 2016

Here's a clip of a drive somewhere in the area in a 1986 Corvette. Your job? Figure out where the video was shot. Email your guess, and the town you live in, to

Cubbie Conversation: May 23, 2016

It's grilling weather — and the Cardinals are on deck. It's good to be a Cubs fan, J.J. Lockwood reports in his weekly video filmed from scenic Vermilion County.


CFD Update: 3-alarm fire at Alloy Engineering

Champaign Deputy Fire Chief Dave Ferber gives an update on the blaze that destroyed part of the Alloy Engineering & Casting foundry in west Champaign. No one was injured in the three-alarm fire that took five hours and three departments to extinguish. 

Foundry fire in west Champaign

UPDATE 5:30 a.m.: The fire at Alloy Enginering & Casting in west Champaign, which was first reported at 8:48 p.m. Friday, was finally struck by firefighters about 2:16 a.m. Saturday, according to Champaign Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith.


Nunn pleads to misdemeanor

UI basketball player Kendrick M. Nunn speaks outside the Champaign County Courthouse after he pleaded guilty to a single count of misdemeanor battery.

High hives

Local beekeeper Maggie Wachter partnered with restaurant owner Allen Strong to place bee hives on top of The Courier Cafe and on shipping containers near Silvercreek Restaurant in Urbana.

Richey on Roundball, May 18, 2016

With only two commitments in the Class of 2017 — Da'Monte Williams and Javon Pickett — Illinois has work to do in what could be John Groce's most important class. Beat writer Scott Richey explains. He's also chatting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday - submit questions here