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"I started dating a girl, and one day, she was tired of listening to me complain about my job. She asked me: 'If you could do any job, what would it be?' I told her that I wanted to become a police officer, and she replied, 'Well, get your fat butt up, start exercising and start taking tests.'"

“The neighbors said they heard an explosion,” Rantoul Fire Chief Ken Waters said. “When I got there the front window was blown out, and the back side of the house was blown off the foundation about a foot.”

Three more felony charges have been tacked on to the case against Yevgeniy Nikolaev, who authorities say was behind last week’s breach at the Champaign County satellite jail. He was arraigned via Zoom from the McLean County jail.

Initial reports were that a train delayed Savoy firefighters from getting from the main station on Tomaras Avenue on the west side of U.S. 45 to the subdivision on the east side of the highway.

Simmons admitted he broke the window of a sport utility vehicle parked near the Illinois Terminal, reached in and stole items.