CHAMPAIGN — During a normal Illini football game day, Papa Del’s would be packed from the time of the final whistle until the end of supper.
Jennifer Ivory-Tatum also says the district has had to put its contact tracing protocol into place because of multiple positive tests within the district.
Sean T. Dye, 29, was pronounced dead after 5 p.m. Sunday. Coroner Jane McFadden said Mr. Dye was driving a motorcycle that was involved in a crash with a vehicle on East Williams Street.
In the wake of gunfire at a downtown parking lot Saturday, the city will close lots at Neil and Washington and Walnut and Washington at 9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day weekend.
Charges filed Monday against convicted felon Richie Pennington, 43,of Urbana, alleged he possessed body armor and six guns.
Aleyah Lewis was met outside by several supporters demanding that the criminal charges stemming from that April 10 scrum with police on Colorado Avenue be dismissed.
As the deadline for payment of the second installment of property taxes is fast approaching, questions invariably arise about how property is assessed. Here's a step-by-step look at the process.
'We all hope for a medical solution that will end the threat of this virus as soon as possible. But we must acknowledge the hard fact that such a resolution is still likely months in coming. Until then, our surest and most trusted protectors must be each other,' Deb Feinen, Diane Marlin, Robert Jones and Julie Pryde write in an open letter to the community in today's News-Gazette.
A move to a larger building has been in the planning stages for the past year, and the future new location, the former Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house, is being described as nothing short of a “new mega home” for this organization.
Of concerns about the UI's COVID-19 app asking for location access, developer Bill Sullivan said: “We collect no geolocation data, we do not store any location data, and no location data leaves a person’s phone from this app."
Says board member Elizabeth Sotiropoulos of plan that calls for the start of school on Aug. 26, following two days of student orientation: 'It’s very clear that this plan is nothing like it was in the spring. It’s very clear that the plan is to serve the students.'
Eric Jakobsson calls for limiting bars and restaurants to take-out and delivery for the next three weeks. If not, his model indicates that 800 more people could otherwise be infected with COVID-19, 80 more could be hospitalized and four more could die.
A group of ComEd ratepayers asked a federal judge to force the utility company, House Speaker Michael Madigan and others to pay “at least” $450 million to be split among all those affected by an alleged extortion scandal.
Governor's spokeswoman: 'This lawsuit continues to be a tired tactic of the extreme right who continue to push their ideology over sound fiscal policy.'
Chaz Ebert: 'Our dilemma is that we still find ourselves in the midst of the first wave of the pandemic and, while we hope for a vaccine, the future still remains far from certain.'
The last time the leaders of the Champaign County Forest Preserve District asked for a property-tax increase was in 2008, just as the housing bubble was bursting and an international banking crisis was underway.
Champaign’s 61821 becomes first ZIP code with 300 cases, adding 3 … Seeing active cases decline Sunday: Champaign’s 61822 (-4) and 61821 (1), Savoy (1), Tolono (1) … Of 1,639 total county cases, 1,469 are recovered, up 18.
Illinois State Police said Cory Kalber, 35, of Effingham was driving a van north on Illinois 49 just north of the Homer Lake Road about 2:25 p.m. when he drifted into the southbound lane.
CHAMPAIGN — When the $20.1 million Solar Farm 2.0 goes onlinenext year, the University of Illinois said it will more than double the amount of solar energy it produces.