Dave Hinton

Two candidates seek seats on Rantoul Public Library board

Rantoul Press highlights two of the four local elections in this week's edition — Rantoul City Schools board and Rantoul Public Library board. The library board candidates appear here. The RCS board appears elsewhere on this website. Next week: Rantoul Village Board and Rantoul Township High School board

 


Final change to hangar, AT&T building sale formally adopted

RANTOUL — Now the waiting begins.

The village board formally approved the seventh — and what it says will be the final — amendment to the agreement for Los Angeles businessman John Van Der Velde to buy the four hangars and the AT&T building at Rantoul Airport from the village for $5.450 million.


Six candidates vie for 3 seats on Rantoul City Schools board

Rantoul Press highlights two of the four local elections in this week's edition -- Rantoul City Schools board and Rantoul Public Library board. RCS board candidates appear here. The library board appears elsewhere on this website. Next week: Rantoul Village Board and Rantoul Township High School board

 


Rantoul police investigate shots fired

RANTOUL — Police continue to look for evidence following a Thursday afternoon shooting incident in Rantoul that prompted the soft lockdown of two schools.

No one was injured.

Lt. Justin Bouse said police were dispatched to the area of Bel Air Drive and Bel Place at 1:36 p.m. after a resident reported hearing three gunshots and seeing three  males running from the area.


Updated: Strong winds fan flames of rural Ludlow fire

Updated 4:10 p.m.

LUDLOW — A mail carrier delivering to a rural Ludlow residence alerted the occupants of the home that their machine shed was on fire Thursday morning.

The blaze, fed by strong winds, destroyed the pole building located about 5 miles west of Ludlow at County Road 3539 1200 E.


Train strikes vehicle south of Rantoul

RANTOUL — Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that was struck by a train south of Rantoul.

The driver is believed to have escaped injury.

Rantoul police Lt. Justin Bouse said a Canadian National railroad crew reported at 4:05 p.m. Saturday that a train had struck a vehicle stopped on the tracks at 2752 CR 1500 E, about one-half mile south of Rantoul.


Details for $2.8 million Ludlow grant outlined

LUDLOW — Village trustees heard more details on a 70 percent USDA grant that will help pay for replacing the town’s water mains and water plant.

Meeting last week, the board spoke with engineer Matt Johnson of Fehr Graham, Champaign.


Second candidate forum planned in Rantoul. First forum set Thursday night

RANTOUL — A second candidate forum has been scheduled this month in Rantoul.

The Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a forum at noon Saturday, March 23, at Rantoul Township High School.

Candidates for village board, Rantoul City Schools board and Rantoul Township High School board have been invited to participate.

RTHS Superintendent Scott Amerio will moderate.


Resident outlines his flooding misery

RANTOUL — A Rantoul man said his house has been at the mercy of flood waters since he married and moved there in 2005.

Rick Wollmer of 235 Alexander Drive said he moved in with his new wife, Monica Reynolds, and have had numerous flood problems since.


Cha-cha-changes: Rantoul village administrator makes recommendations in budget address

RANTOUL — The Hap Parker Family Aquatic Center would be closed earlier in the year, two Rantoul Rec Department employee positions would be consolidated into one, an urban planner would be hired, and beautification work in the community would be contracted out.  


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