Champaign County, IL


Man struck and killed by vehicle in Urbana identified

URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - A man who was struck by a vehicle in Champaign and killed has been identified. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Christopher D. Bowen, 50, of Sandoval, was hit near Park Street and Cunningham Avenue in Urbana, Illinois just before 9 p.m. Wednesday. Bowen was pronounced...
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Coroner: Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Urbana

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — A man is dead after he was hit by a car Wednesday night. It happened near Park Street and Cunningham Avenue shortly before 9 p.m. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said 50-year-old Christopher Bowen was crossing the street at the time. Bowen was pronounced dead at the hospital. According to police […]
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Teen arrested after Uber driver’s car stolen in U of I Campustown

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — A 14-year-old was recently arrested after he was accused of stealing a car in Champaign on Sunday. The teenager had been convicted five times for possessing stolen vehicles before he was arrested again on Monday. According to Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz, the 14-year-old...
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Jim Jordan questions validity of Jan. 6 committee subpoena but doesn’t say whether he’ll comply

WASHINGTON, D. C. -- U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan of Champaign County on Wednesday responded to a subpoena he received from the Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by decrying it as a “dangerous escalation” of a political vendetta. But he didn’t say whether he’ll comply with its demand that he appear for a May 27 deposition.

Annual count shows homelessness down slightly in Champaign County

URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - An annual count has shown homelessness is down slightly in Champaign County. A total of 137 individuals were identified as homeless in Champaign County during the most recent Point-in-Time (PIT) count, down 11 from the 148 individuals identified through the count in 2021. The count was...

County Clerk addresses voting concerns

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY (WCIA) — Early voting in Champaign County has started – and the County Clerk wants to make sure voters understand the mail-in process. County Clerk Aaron Ammons says about 6,000 people have registered for mail-in voting. Of those, about 200 selected non-partisan voting. If that’s you – you might notice a smaller ballot […]

Early primary voting begins in Champaign County

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Early voting has begun in Champaign County for the 2022 primary elections. In-person early voting started at 8 a.m. last Thursday and will take place at the following locations between the listed dates and hours: Open now through June 17 and between June 20 and June 27 Brookens Admin Building […]

Crime Stoppers looking for suspects in Rantoul shooting

RANTOUL, Ill. (WCIA) — Champaign County Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help in solving a shooting that happened in Rantoul earlier this month. Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Autumn Fields Lane in the Pheasant Ridge Subdivision at 8:22 p.m. on May 14 after multiple people heard shots in the area. […]

Uniting Pride has Pride programming throughout the month of June

Though C-U doesn't "officially" celebrate Pride until the fall, when all of the students are back in town, Uniting Pride of Champaign County has scheduled events all through the month of June in honor of national Pride Month. Follow the links for more information about each event. June 5th -...