CHAMPAIGN -- A new medical college could be in the works at the U of I. The university and Carle Hospital hired a consulting company to see if its possible. The company recommended a specialized engineering based medical college. It would be the first of its kind and will focus on engineering and computer health sciences along with medicine. The
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- Changes to state pension plan could send some U of I professors packing. At a meeting yesterday officials said thousands of faculty and staff across the campus could retire by the end of June. It's due to a glitch in the states new pension law which would reduce the monthly benefits if they choose to stay. It could
CHAMPAIGN -- Earth Day is still a few days away but that didn't stop some young green enthusiasts from doing their part. At the Green Fun Fair in Champaign children had a variety of crafts and activities to work on. The event was co-hosted by the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity on the U of I. For one grandparent it was
CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign Park District has plenty to be happy about. The new $6,000,000 Leonhard Recreation Center will open in about 2 weeks but the people in charge want to do more than just cut a ribbon. They want to share the happiness in a special way. Photographer Sue Foster shows us how through the local lens. You have
UPDATE: 4/19 7:30 DANVILLE - Danville Police have arrested one man for a shooting that sent three people to the hospital. It happened on the 1000 block of Moore Street. Police arrested 25 year old Cordario Townsend. He'll be charged with aggravated battery with a firearm. Police say two groups of men had a verbal disagreement. A 19
CHAMPAIGN -- A new program starting this summer aims to help help those in need get back on their feet. This is part of a new effort by C-U At Home. A daytime drop-in center will open soon. We don't know exactly where it will be yet, since the lease hasn't been signed. But C-U At Home Executive Director Melany
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Another area police department will get to use a taser. The Thomasboro village board approved the proposal at a meeting this week. Urbana officers also plan to ask for tasers at a city council meeting this month. Champaign County sheriff's deputies, Illinois State Police and University of Illinois officers already use them.
UPDATE: 5:15 PM URBANA -- One man is behind bars after police say he stabbed someone with a screwdriver. Investigators went to 28-year-old Ismail Ervin's apartment on Thursday night around 9:25 pm. They say he was holding a woman hostage. Officers say she had to go to the hospital, but she's going to be okay. Investigators say they came to
If you're looking for a different way to remember the Easter Holiday, one Champaign studio is offering a fun photo opportunity. If you'd like to make an appointment, you can visit Primelight Studio here.
Another faith-based film and an intriguing horror flick are in area theaters this week. Here to tell us about Heaven is for Real and Oculus is film critic Chuck Koplinski.