September 6th, 2012

University of Illinois student charged with sexual assault

A 21-year-old University of Illinois student with disabilities has been charged with the sexual assault of another student. The alleged incident took place after a night of drinking at a bar in Champaign close to the university. The disabled student, his caretaker, and a female student with disabilities all returned to the student’s house after...

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July 9th, 2012

Illinois man freed after murder conviction is dropped

After 32 years in a high-security prison, an Illinois man has been released after DNA evidence proved he was not responsible for a murder in 1980. The man was charged and convicted of the rape and murder of a 3-year-old girl when he was a teenager. DNA testing was not available at the time of...

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June 25th, 2012

Guilty plea entered by Champaign man in regards to sexual assault

A 22-year-old Champaign man has plead guilty to aggravated criminal sexual assault, and one count of home invasion. Both of these crimes are considered to be Class X felonies. On August 25, the man allegedly entered the apartment of a pregnant woman in his complex by breaking through her second story balcony door. He apprehended...

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May 22nd, 2012

Homeless man receives 30 year sentence in Champaign

A 22-year-old homeless Champaign man was sentenced to 30 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. The man was sentenced on Monday by a judge in central Illinois. Police accused the homeless man of molesting two young girls under the age of 13. The young man was...

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May 14th, 2012

Champaign man charged with drug distribution, bond set at $1 million

The Champaign police department made an arrest today after a motor vehicle’s GPS system led them to an illegal drug distribution operation. A 31-year-old Champaign man is currently in jail on a $1 million bond in relation to charges stemming from the drug distribution sting. Police located the individual after following the GPS that was...

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