Mary Schenk

Drug, gun charges amount to 11 felonies

URBANA — A Rantoul man arrested Friday after police said they found more than 100 pounds of cannabis, other drugs and guns in his home faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted of the most serious of the charges filed against him.


Drug, gun charges amount to 11 felonies

URBANA — A Rantoul man arrested Friday after police said they found more than 100 pounds of cannabis, other drugs and guns in his home faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted of the most serious of the charges filed against him.


Rantoul man in custody for 107 pounds of suspected cannabis, meth, heroin, guns in his home

RANTOUL — A Rantoul man is in police custody following the discovery of more than 100 pounds of cannabis, a pound of suspected methamphetamine, several ounces of suspected heroin and guns in his home Friday.


18-year-old held on multiple charges

URBANA — A Rantoul man who allegedly threatened a woman with a gun over social media remained in the Champaign County jail Thursday on harassment and weapons charges.


Victim relieved attacker won't be set loose

URBANA — An Urbana woman who thought she was going to die at the hands of a man who attacked her during a psychotic episode in rural Thomasboro  almost five years ago is greatly relieved that he won’t be released into the community any time soon.


Teen involved in Rantoul gun thefts gets 7 years in juvenile prison

URBANA — A Rantoul teen who admitted taking part in the theft of guns from a Rantoul store has been sentenced to seven years in juvenile prison.

Judge Heidi Ladd imposed the sentence Friday on the 15-year-old, who pleaded guilty in early December to possession of a stolen firearm.


Bookkeeper accused of stealing thousands from bike shop

URBANA — A Rantoul woman who allegedly stole thousands of dollars from her employer over a couple of years is due back in court in March.

Ashley Broadnax, 30, who listed an address in the 1400 block of Eater Drive, was charged Monday with theft over $10,000.


Package of cannabis leads to search, arrest

URBANA — A Rantoul man who allegedly possessed two pounds of cannabis and two handguns Friday at a home in Urbana is expected to be criminally charged Monday.


Guilty plea in drug-induced homicide nets 11 years in prison

BLOOMINGTON — A Rantoul man who admitted he sold fentanyl-laced heroin to a man who died after using it has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.


Rantoul man arrested over reported sex assault

RANTOUL — A Rantoul man who allegedly sexually assaulted a child in his care is expected to face formal charging after Christmas.

Carlos Ramirez-Lopez, 26, who listed an address in the 700 block of East Congress Avenue, was arrested by Rantoul police Friday on a preliminary charge of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.


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