More than 40 percent of Douglas County's 722 cases have come in the past two weeks, requiring local health officials to monitor 633 residents who either have active cases or are close contacts of someone who does ... State's seven-day positivity rate rises to 6.4%, the highest it's been since June 2. 'People want to poke holes in the stats,” IDPH's Dr. Ngozi Ezike says. “You can't deny people in the hospital with COVID; you can't deny people who have died with it.” ... In Champaign County, active cases fall below 300.
A jury convicted Christopher Torry, 23, of trying to stab to death a Champaign man whom he found in bed with his former girlfriend.
Two more women involved in looting at Champaign businesses that occurred in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis have pleaded guilty to burglary for probation.
Schweska learned that the tools were being stolen by known drug users, who then sold them to Fritz.
He admitted that on April 17, he pushed and punched a manager at the McDonald’s, 1705 S. Philo Road, U, because a female companion of his had been unhappy with the service she received at the restaurant.
Assistant State’s Attorney Justin Umlah said Bolton had to be sentenced to between six and 30 years in prison because the conviction was his third for a drug-related offense.
Governor: “Through this program, we will bring investments where they are most needed, specifically for downstate communities, where these cutting-edge training opportunities have not been as widely available.”
URBANA — Will Quisenberry always heard stories about his great-aunt, Lucille Gamby, growing up. She was a straight-forward, energetic person who was more like a grandmother to him than an aunt.
"Black citizens in Champaign County have been limited to areas with restricted access to healthy foods and a disproportionate amount of convenience and liquor stores," the resolution states. "They have also been historically restricted to areas with less essential resources, such as safe and affordable housing, sidewalks, streetlights and parks, leading to a variety of other health issues, including reduced life expectancy, higher rates of infant and maternal mortality and higher rates of lead poisoning."
ARCOLA — Firefighters aren’t hoping for a fire to break out, but they’re no doubt anxious to use their new piece of equipment — a new fire truck that arrived last week.
Between Sunday, Sept. 6, and Thursday, Sept. 10, an unknown person made several unauthorized purchases, amounting to about $2,400, with the victim’s lost debit card.
Pritzker: “No matter where in Illinois you call home, as you go about your daily lives, remember that this is not over. There seems to be a COVID storm on the rise. And we have to get prepared.” ... New case counts: 42 in Champaign County, 29 in Douglas, 23 on UI campus, 21 in Vermilion, 11 in Ford ... Come Wednesday, 6 of state's 11 regions will have enhanced mitigation measures, including Regions 4 (Metro East) and 10 (suburban Cook County).
Everything about the race between U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis of Taylorville and Democrat challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan of Springfield is close, from the money raised to the polling to the money spent on television advertising.
Savara Lindsey and Anthony Pearson have returned to Lindsey’s native Champaign-Urbana to open 4th Quarter Nutrition, an energy drink and smoothies bar at 701 S. Gregory St., U.
Employee at Rantoul's Broadmeadow Elementary tests positive ... Sunday new case totals: 4,062 statewide, 45 in city of Champaign, 11 in Vermilion County, 9 in Douglas County, 9 in Rantoul, 8 in St. Joseph, 6 in Mahomet ... UI seven-day rate remains 0.2% ... Hospitalizations: 7 in Champaign Co., 14 in Vermilion ... Rosati's: 'No one could have predicted what would unfold over the past 9 months with COVID-19.'