Wounded Officer Out Of Hospital; Funeral Plans Set For Slain Colleague

CHAMPAIGN – Champaign Police Officer Jeffrey Creel has been released from the hospital, after being wounded by gunfire during the domestic disturbance call, in which fellow Officer Chris Oberheim was killed. Meanwhile, a Decatur funeral home says Oberheim’s funeral will be held next week. Graceland-Fairlawn Funeral Home announced on its website that services will be […]

Theatre’s Gradual Return In C-U

  URBANA — Things haven’t been easy for community theaters in Champaign-Urbana this past year, according to their leaders. Kelly Nowlin, executive director of the Champaign Urbana Theatre Company (or CUTC), said they’ve been unable to do any live shows since they canceled their March 2020 show in the middle of its run. “It was […]

217 Today: Friday May 21, 2021

Friday, May 21, 2021 Today’s headlines: A police processional escorted the body of a slain Champaign police officer Thursday from Urbana to Decatur. Sex education teaching standards would be updated in Illinois under a bill that passed the State Senate Thursday. A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is urging Gov. JB Pritzker to reopen the state’s […]