Carol Vorel

Early voting to start in Champaign County

CHAMPAIGN — Early voting for next month’s general election kicks off Monday.

In Champaign County, registered have a choice of eight sites to cast ballots before Election Day on Nov. 4:

— The county clerk’s office at the Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana.

— The Federal Room of the Illini Union.

— Spalding Recreation Center in Champaign.


Updated: Human remains found near Middle Fork Forest Preserve

Updated 11:45 a.m.

PENFIELD  — Authorities have been searching the Middle Fork River in Champaign County after skeletal remains were found.

A human skull and at least one human bone have been found in a river in northeastern Champaign County.


Coroner's office identifies woman who jumped from overpass

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign County coroner’s office has identified a 46-year-old Champaign woman who apparently jumped to her death from a bridge over Interstate 74 in Champaign Monday afternoon.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Stephanie S. Wallace of Champaign was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:10 p.m. Monday. Northrup said Ms. Wallace was a former Rantoul resident.


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