'This has been a great year, but we do have challenges,' board Chairman Don Edwards said. 'We look forward to receiving ... recommendations for refined, clearer policies on sexual misconduct and student-faculty relationships.'
DANVILLE — Police are investigating a home invasion Wednesday evening on the city’s southeast side.
The public defenders for Dangelis Chambers, 28, had arrived in court thinking their client was going to plead guilty to second-degree murder in the Dec. 30, 2018, death of Renese Riley, 30, for a 20-year prison sentence.
Two of the University of Illinois police officers who helped crack the case against Yingying Zhang’s killer spoke with media Thursday for the first time.
Ross Radke, 62, was charged Thursday with two counts of aggravated battery alleging that he tried to strangle a male correctional officer.
Alison Wilkinson, an attorney with the New York-based law firm representing two of Gary Xu's alleged victims, said her firm and the UI are working on an agreement, and if it's not in place before Friday, 'we will be filing on Friday.'
At 5:46 a.m. Wednesday, Danville police responded to a report of a burglary at the restaurant and coffee shop in the first block of Vermilion Street.
In a tweet sent Wednesday, the department said the female student was walking home from school in the area of West William Street and Frank Drive when an unfamiliar man asked her to come over to his vehicle. The student refused and authorities were notified, with a police officer arriving to give the girl a ride home.
A Champaign County jury in early August convicted Samuel Sauls, 27, of one count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and acquitted him of a second count involving a second alleged victim. He was accused of different sex acts that allegedly happened in August 2017.
Calling him 'dangerous' and his actions deterrable, Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis imposed the sentenced Wednesday on Thomas Krigbaum, 42, for trying to kidnap his former girlfriend at knifepoint earlier this year.
The University of Illinois interim vice chancellor for research talks about her experience as a woman in STEM, efforts to curb sexual harassment on campus and her work with national organizations to stop universities from simply 'passing the harasser' on to other schools.
Democrats won every countywide race in 2018, but it was two races they lost that are shaping the campaigns for two important posts up for election next year.
If Christopher Kernan, 36, who now lives in Watseka, successfully completes the terms of his sentence, he can escape having a felony conviction on his record.
Robert Mullins, 22, pleaded guilty Tuesday to financial institution robbery in the April 24 holdup at Heartland Bank and Trust, 602 S. Vine St., U.
Ashia Marshall, 28, was told she must appear in traffic court on Oct. 18 on the Class A misdemeanor DUI and the petty traffic ticket. Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz said the matter remains under investigation and was unable to comment on it.
Fonda Morgan, 42, was charged Tuesday with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of cocaine, aggravated driving under the influence and driving under suspension.
Keontae K. Campbell, 32, has been charged with manufacture or delivery of cocaine, possession of cocaine, unlawful use of a firearm by a felon on parole and unlawful use of weapons.
The Champaign County State's Attorney's Office on Tuesday charged Emmanuel Chapple, 34, with the Class X felony. If convicted, he faces between six and 30 years in prison.
Norman E. Person Sr., 49, was arrested Monday evening at his home following the issuance of a warrant Friday afternoon charging him with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.
Heather Cook, 32, and her child, Bentley, were found dead, and the baby's father was charged with their murder following a house fire Friday morning in Memphis.
Senate Executive Committee Chairman Rob Kar, a law professor who also chairs the sexual-harassment committee, said one of its recommendations will be to provide 'regular, comprehensive, systematic reports to the communityr about sexual misconduct, with outcomes, protective measures, sanctions and remedies.
Emmanuel Lynn Chapple, 34, was arrested without incident Monday afternoon on a preliminary charge of unlawful possession of a weapon.
According to a police report, at 12:25 a.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old Urbana man was in the 200 block of East John Street when a man approached him and robbed him of his cellphone.
At 12:24 a.m. Saturday, the three victims, all 23-year-old men from Champaign, were in the 800 block of South Mattis Avenue when two men approached them and displayed a weapon. The robbers made off with a credit card, identification items and cash and took their vehicle.
The 2003 drownings of three children at Clinton Lake in DeWitt County and the criminal cases that followed drew wide interest at the time in East Central Illinois and, more recently, a book.
In return for Robert D. Jackson’s guilty plea to unlawful restraint Friday, Assistant State’s Attorney Scott Larson dismissed other charges of aggravated kidnapping and kidnapping against him.