Champaign Pet Store Theft

Champaign Police are looking for the three people who stole a baby chameleon from the Sailfin Pet Shop on South Neil St. The chameleon is worth $300. If you know anything about the theft, call the Champaign PD.

Salary Increase for Decatur City Manager

Decatur City Council has approved a $10,000 increase in the salary or City Manager, Tim Gleason. Beginning tomorrow, his salary goes to $176,507.

Decatur Woman Pleads Not Guilty in DUI Crash

The Decatur woman accused in a DUI crash that seriously injured Decatur Police Officer, Sgt. Steve Hagemeyer, has pleaded not guilty. Police say Karla Rhodes, 52, ran a red light at North Main St. and West Garfield Ave.

Critter Egg Hunt at Scovill Zoo

You’ll get to meet the two new goats born this week when Scovill Zoo opens April 7. The Zoo is also holding a free Critter Egg Hunt March 31 for kids ages 10 and under.

Former Macon County Deputy Sentenced to 10 Years

Former Macon County Deputy, Markes Rodgers, 51, has been sentenced to ten years in prison for barricading himself in his house and firing a shot at his wife. He’ll have to serve 85% of his sentence.

Voters Approve Monticello School Renovations

Monticello voters said yes this week to make $29.8 million in renovations to city schools. Voters turned down two previous attempts to build a new high school.

Christian County Man Charged with Aggravated Battery of a Child

Trial begins June 18 for the Christian County man charged with aggravated battery of a child. David Sanders, 19, reportedly admitted to throwing his 1-month old daughter to the floor multiple times.

Two Musical Acts Added to State Fair

Foreigner and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will perform at this year’s Illinois State Fair. Tickets for the Aug. 12 grandstand show will range from $25 to $45.

Macon County Sheriff’s Race

In yesterday’s Democratic primary race for Macon County Sheriff, Tony Brown is the projected winner over Jon Butts. Both candidates are Lieutenants in the Sheriff’s Office.

Drugs and Weapons Found in Mattoon Home

Mattoon Police searched a home on Wabash Ave, and found meth, digital scales, and two handguns. Daniel Cook, 29, and Crystal Cobb, 29, face several charges and are now in the Coles County Jail.