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Profiting at the pump: Low gas prices lead to consumer spending

Gas prices across the nation have hit recent lows as a result of the fall of crude oil. The drop in gas prices is leading consumers across the U.S. and in Champaign-Urbana to spend more on other goods.
March 9, 2016

Bob Sinclair doesn’t keep his eyes on the gas meter as he fills up his Lexus RX350. In seconds, a click signals that the retired dentist’s SUV is filled back up; the pump reads $10.14.“It’s just...

Police blotter for Nov. 3, 2015

November 3, 2015

Champaignn Criminal sexual assault was reported Friday around 1:45 p.m. in the 900 block of South Second Street.n Burglary from a motor vehicle was reported Saturday around 2:30 p.m. in the 1000 block...

Two Urbana residents arrested for armed robbery of a pizza

November 1, 2015

Two Urbana residents were arrested Saturday on the charges of armed robbery after robbing a victim of a pizza, according to an Urbana Police report.Urbana police were dispatched to the intersection of...

Quinn to celebrate the University's Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education

September 30, 2015

Former Gov. Pat Quinn will celebrate the creation of the University’s Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education at a luncheon Thursday.According to a press release, the luncheon will be held at...

Police blotter for July 20, 2015

July 19, 2015

Champaign— Credit card fraud was reported on the 500 block of North Mattis Avenue at 10 a.m. Friday. According to the report, the victim's credit card was taken and used without permission. —...

Police blotter for July 13, 2015

July 12, 2015

Champaign — Criminal damage to property was reported on the 00 block of East Healey Street  at 2 p.m. Saturday.According to the report, multiple cars in the parking lot were damaged overnight. —...

Police blotter for July 6, 2015

July 5, 2015

Champaign — Criminal damage to property was reported at the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity house, 301 E. Armory Ave., at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.According to the report, an unknown person vandalized...

Police blotter for June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015

Champaign-- Criminal damage to property was reported on the 200 block of Chalmers Street at 10 a.m. Wednesday.According to the report, materials were burned at a construction site.-- Theft was reported...

Champaign police officer arrested on sexual assault charges

June 24, 2015

Following an investigation by the Illinois State Police, Jerad B. Gale, a Champaign police officer, was arrested on charges of criminal sexual assault on Tuesday, June 23.The 31-year-old was hired by the...

Police blotter for June 23, 2015

June 24, 2015

Champaign— Criminal damage to property was reported near the intersection of First and Daniel streets at 11 p.m. Sunday.According to the report, a suspect broke the victim's car window.—Burglary...

UPD, Champaign County Sherrif offering free bikes Wednesday

June 23, 2015

A free bicycle giveaway will take place in Urbana on Wednesday. The event is hosted by the Urbana Police Department and the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. Bikes will be free for Champaign...

That's Rentertainment to close this summer

After 30 years of business, That's Rentertainment will close later this summer. The video rental store specializes in independent films. 
June 7, 2015

After 30 years of business, locally-owned video rental store That’s Rentertainment has announced it will be closing this summer. The store opened in June 1985 in the back of Johnstowne Center on campus...

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