Debra Rawlings

RTHS discipline questioned

RANTOUL — A parent and a community member expressed concerns about student discipline at the March 11 meeting of the Rantoul Township High School board.

Parent Mary Brown said she is unhappy with recent decisions at the school.


Thomasboro hires second part-time officer

THOMASBORO — The Thomasboro Village Board voted to expand its police force by a second part-time officer at the March 4 regular board meeting.

On a 5-1 vote, trustees approved the hiring of Janeen Henderson, who is currently employed by the Metamora Police Department, at a rate of $17 per hour for up to 30 hours a week.


More good news for RTHS taxpayers

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Township High School tax rate will be lowered further still, thanks to a state property tax relief grant.


Outsourcing not a permanent solution for Thomasboro water

THOMASBORO — A contract with Illinois American Water Co. would be a stopgap solution to Thomasboro’s water management dilemma, the village board learned at a continued meeting on Friday.


Thomasboro fills 3 positions

THOMASBORO — The Thomasboro Village Board filled three vacancies at its regular meeting Feb. 4.

Jasmyne Boyce was appointed village clerk to replace Jeremy Reale. Reale resigned in September, but agreed to stay until a replacement was found.

Mayor Tyler Evans hopes to expand Boyce’s duties beyond those of the clerk.


Harden challenges community: 'We all have to count'

RANTOUL — To an audience that included village officials, Rantoul residents, his friends and family members, James C. Harden III spoke boldly.

“I am going to say some things that might be on the edge, and I need you to walk to the edge with me. If I step on your toes, know I am stepping on my toes too,” Harden said.


Water treatment discussions continue in Thomasboro

THOMASBORO — Former Public Works Superintendent Tyler Martin will continue to perform basic water treatment duties as the Thomasboro village board pursues a long term solution to water treatment management.


$1.34 million in Fisher school bonds to be issued

FISHER — The Fisher school board approved the issue of $1,344,000 in general obligation bonds.

The proceeds will increase the working cash fund. The district will levy a tax to pay the principal and interest on the bonds.


RTHS beefing up English learner support

RANTOUL — Rantoul Township High School plans to add a second teacher to the English learner classroom next year.


Thomasboro board weighs full-time water employee versus contracting out

THOMASBORO — The Thomasboro Village Board is considering contracting out operation and maintenance of its water treatment plant.


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