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Local Driver Charged with Reckless Homicide and Aggravated DUI

Following a three-vehicle accident that occurred on January 8th in Monticello, a Bement man has been charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI. The collision that happened on Illinois 105 resulted in the death of one of the three drivers involved. Illinois State Police reported that the collision occurred at 2:01 p.m. when the Bement […]

Paramedic Arrested and Charged With Two Counts of Criminal Sexual Assault

Following a sexual assault report from July 22, a Gifford man, Jeffrey Sanford, has been arrested and charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault by State’s Attorney Julia Rietz. Sanford, a veteran paramedic for OSF PRO, was accused of sexually assaulting a patient who was being taken to the hospital via ambulance. According to […]

Elder Rape Reported at a Peoria Nursing Home

A Peoria nursing home, Generations at Peoria, is responding to allegations that someone raped a resident in their care. According to a police report, the incident occurred back in  August of 2019 and it was a CNA who alerted superiors to an alleged sexual assault. The CNA who reported the alleged sexual assault stated that […]

Local Nursing Home Receives Violation

Following an Illinois Department of Public Health report from this past August 2019, a Champaign nursing home has been fined $25,000 for a violation. The nursing home, Champaign Rehab Center located at 1915 S. Mattis Ave, failed to properly treat a patient with Type 2 diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Nursing home staff members neglected […]

Pedestrian Hit in Crosswalk Passes Away

This past Friday afternoon around 6 p.m., a Champaign woman was struck and killed by a truck as she was crossing the street. The victim was identified as a 56-year-old woman. Reportedly, she was walking her dog through the crosswalk on University when a man driving a Dodge Ram southbound on Russell turned left and […]

Three Vehicle Crash Results in Serious Injury and Death

A three-vehicle crash in Piatt County, south of Monticello, resulted in the death of a Bement woman the hospitalization of a Bement man. Illinois State Police reported to the scene on Illinois 105 at Piatt County Road 1350 N, just south of Monticello. According to their reports, a 22-year-old Bement man was driving his 2008 […]

Crash on I-74 Results in the Death of Two

Wednesday evening a car carrying four men was involved in a rollover crash and has, unfortunately, resulted in the death of two passengers. The incident occurred on Interstate 74 in Urbana near the Cunningham Avenue exit. The car was traveling westbound along Interstate 74 when around 8:25pm, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup, the […]

Safely Giving Gifts

While Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, the time for buying Christmas gifts has just started for some people. Being able to give a gift, especially to children, is usually better than receiving one. However, gifts for children should inspire joy and not cause injuries from hazardous toys. Unfortunately, over a quarter of […]

Holiday Season Drunk Driving Campaign

Holidays are supposed to be about celebrating the season with loved ones and soaking up the Christmas spirit. However, this festive season also increases the chances that a driver will get behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol. Even though it is illegal to drive drunk in all 50 states, alcohol-impaired fatalities make up […]

Worksite Accident Results in Death

In an unfortunate work site accident, a 58-year-old Mansfield man was killed. The preliminary autopsy results indicate the cause of death was blunt force injuries that were received when a large front-end loader struck the deceased while being backed up. The sheriff’s office was called to the accident site at about 8:40 a.m. and, according […]