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U of I to Add More Security Cameras

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

The University of Illinois is adding to its already large network of hundreds of security cameras.

The Champaign City Council voted Tuesday night to allow the university to install eight more cameras at two busy intersections near campus.

The cameras will go up at Sixth and John streets and Fourth and Green streets in the next six months to a year.

The school a ... READ MORE >>


Neoga Woman Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter

Monday, 20 June 2016

A Neoga woman will be sentenced in September for her role in the death of an infant.

On Monday, 21-year-old Natasha Gordon pleaded guility to involuntary manslaughter in the death of one-year-old Arianna McNeal who was in her care back in September 2015.

The preliminary cause of death indicated drowning, but Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers says there wasn't enough definit ... READ MORE >>


Mattoon Man Facing Murder Charges

Monday, 20 June 2016

A Mattoon man is accused of murder.

Police say they were called to the 300 block of 21st Street early Saturday morning for reports of gunshots.

They say when they arrived on scene, they found a victim wounded by gunfire.

Authorities have not identified the victim, but say the person later died at Sarah Bush Lincoln health center.

24-year-old James Sha ... READ MORE >>


Mattoon Man Accused of Threatening Public Official

Thursday, 16 June 2016

A Mattoon man is accused of threatening a public official.

Police say on Wednesday night, they arrested 41-year-old Matthew Estes.

They say Estes went to the home of an off-duty Coles County corrections officer and threatened to damage the official's home.

Estes is charged with threatening a public official.

He remains in jail pending his first court ... READ MORE >>