Police mug shots of Dracy Pendelton, wanted for the attempted murder of a Mahomet police officer.
Illinois State Police
May 15, 2016

Pendleton Found Dead After Shootout With Police

Illinois State Police say Pendleton, of Bellflower, was found dead after a shootout in southern Illinois, in which an FBI SWAT team member was wounded. Pendleton had been wanted for shooting and wounding a police officer in Mahomet.


RACES Executive Director Mary Evans addresses reporters outside her agency's Urbana office Thursday.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
May 12, 2016

Rape Crisis Center Reducing Operations To 24-Hour Hotline

Urbana-based RACES, or Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services, says the 11-month budget impasse has forced the agency to cut services like one-on-one counseling, and medical advocacy.  A part-time employee, funded by the local United Way, will help maintain the agency's 24-hour crisis hotline. 


Signs on the door for the RACES agency in Urbana.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
May 11, 2016

Illinois House Proposes $700M For Human Service Programs

Democrats are proposing $700 million to partially finance various human service programs that have gone without state funding since last summer because there's no budget. A House committee on
Wednesday unanimously advanced the bill to the full chamber.


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