RTHS Future Business Leaders to host 4th Annual Halloween Extravaganza


RANTOUL — The Rantoul Township High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) will hold its fourth annual Halloween Extravaganza from 5:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the RTHS cafetorium and gymnasium.

The free event, which is for children ages 2-12, will include activities, games, prizes and a costume contest.


Accident at Rantoul plant results in man's death

RANTOUL — A 50-year-old Rantoul man has died from injuries he received in an apparent accidental fall at a Rantoul plant.

Rantoul police Sgt. Justin Bouse said police were called to BRG Sports, formerly known as Easton-Bell Sports, 1001 Innovation Road, at 9:37 p.m. Wednesday because a man had fallen and was unresponsive.

Rantoul man faces up to 30 years in prison on molestation charge

URBANA — A Rantoul man who admitted having sexual contact with a child several years ago faces up to 30 years in prison when he's sentenced in about six weeks.

Police search for man in rural Potomac over stolen vehicle

RURAL POTOMAC — County and state authorities late Tuesday afternoon continue to scour a rural area near Potomac for a man who was driving a stolen vehicle.

Raminator, Hall brothers secure 11th monster truck Thunder Drag National Championship

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Raminator, a monster truck sponsored by the Ram Truck brand, claimed victory at the 2014 General Tire Monster Truck Thunder Drags, taking the national championship for the 11th time.

Charles Industries holds annual Think Pink Day

RANTOUL — Pink was the color of the day recently as Charles Industries of Rantoul held its annual Think Pink Day for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Car dealer to expand on U.S. 136

RANTOUL — A Rantoul car dealership will move and expand.

McMahon Auto Sales, currently located at 319 S. Century Blvd., will move about 2 blocks northeast to a location in the 400 block of East Champaign Avenue.

The site is the former home of a Garcia’s Pizza restaurant and is located directly west of a car wash.

Village signs new agreement with Mediacom

RANTOUL — The village of Rantoul has signed a new cable television service provider agreement with Mediacom.

Under terms of the agreement, the company will pay the village 5 percent of its gross revenues “derived from the provision of cable or video service to households located within the village.”

The rate is the same as previous years.

FIVE YEARS LATER: Rudzinski remembered

RANTOUL — Family and friends marked the five-year anniversary of the death of SSgt. Christopher Rudzinski of Rantoul.

A balloon launch was held Thursday at Rudzinski Park.

SSgt. Rudzinski was killed by an improvised explosive device Oct. 16, 2009, in Afghanistan.

Gifford one-year anniversary events set at church, Gordyville

GIFFORD — Gifford will mark the one-year anniversary of its damaging tornado with a Gifford Strong tribute Sunday, Nov. 16.

A tornado sliced through the village in northeast Champaign County on a diagonal Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, leveling or damaging more than 80 homes and businesses but causing no loss of life.

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