Champaign Criminal Defense blog

September 11th, 2009

Two men robbed in Urbana parking lot

Two men were robbed in an Urbana parking lost Saturday. According to police reports, the two men were standing in the parking lot of a Shell gas station in the 1800 block of North Cunningham Avenue when the two robbers approached them. One of the robbers flashed a gun while the other took a cell...

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September 10th, 2009

Champaign-Urbana maintains number one spot in FBI index

Carbondale is inching its way up to become the number one crime district in terms of the FBI Uniform Crime Index. Although that dubious honor does not bode well for Carbondale, it is a good sign for Champaign-Urbana, which currently occupies the number one spot.

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August 31st, 2009

Man receives 11-year sentence in drunk driving accident

A man who killed a couple in a drunken driving accident received 11 years in prison Aug. 21. David Black's van hit the back of the motorcycle that Bill and Julie Orndorff of the Broadlands were riding.

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August 31st, 2009

Man arrested for fatal hit-and-run accident

A man who was arrested for a hit-and-run that killed a Batavia man and his dog July 29 was charged with aggravated drunken driving and reckless homicide last week.

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August 24th, 2009

Police arrest 2 suspects in McDonald’s attack and robbery

Two men were arrested Monday for allegedly using a handgun to hit a woman on the head in a McDonald’s at 501 N. Mattis Ave. Kevin Hemingway and Charlie Vogel of Urbana are being held in custody for the attack. Police believe that one of the men hit the woman, who was an employee leaving...

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August 17th, 2009

Campus install new security measures

In the aftermath of campus shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007 and Northern Illinois  in 2008, colleges in Illinois  and Michigan are retooling their safety procedures to improve  the university’s response to  crime. In Michigan, public  universities are installing high-resolution surveillance cameras, while colleges in Illinois are implementing measures that facilitate communication between students and...

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