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URBANA — Police are investigating an armed robbery Sunday afternoon in Urbana.
According to a police report, at 1:50 p.m., a man walked into the Family Video store at 805 N. Lincoln Ave., took money from a cash drawer and threatened a 29-year-old Thomasboro woman who worked there with a handgun.
The man then ran out of the store with the money. No one was injured.
The Champaign County National Day of Prayer Task Force will hold its monthly breakfast/prayer meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, in the private dining room of Denny’s Restaurant, 702 West Town Center Blvd. in Champaign.
Order from the menu or just enjoy a cup of coffee while fellowshipping with Christians from all across East-Central Illinois.
RANTOUL — No decision has been made on whether Rantoul will change to a single waste-hauler system.
Village Administrator Jeff Fiegenschuh emphasized last week that seeking proposals from garbage haulers for a single-hauler system does not mean the village board has made up its mind to make the switch.
Rantoul currently has two haulers.
RANTOUL — The village board has decided to keep its meeting schedule the same as in previous years.
Study sessions and monthly meetings will continue to be held at 6:15 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of the month, respectively, at the municipal building, 333 S. Tanner St.
Several scenarios had been discussed at the December study session about meeting date changes.
Monday was the first day for candidates to file nominating petitions for the April 7 election.
Candidates have until Dec. 22 to file petitions with the minimum number of signatures with the proper election authority.
Up for election: Trustees Gary Wilson (two-year term), Hank Gamel, Chad Smith and Jennifer Fox (four-year terms).
RANTOUL — Expecting a large crowd last Monday, the Rantoul Township High School board of education moved its December meeting from the small board room, which can seat about 20 people comfortably, to the cafetorium, which can seat more than a couple hundred.
RANTOUL — While the withdrawal has not been approved, the Rantoul City Schools District 137’s comprehensive plan to leave the Rural Champaign County Special Education Cooperative has been.
LUDLOW – Village trustees will judge which Ludlow house is the fairest of them all. At least in terms of holiday cheer.
Members of the board will cruise the community and select their top choices for best-decorated home for Christmas.
The trustees are to pick their top four homes and get the results to Mayor Pete Walker.
Java Connection, downtown Rantoul, hosted an ice princess tea party themed after the movie “Frozen” on Saturday. Kara Kidwell dressed as the ice princess.
Thirty children attended, accompanied by a parent. Kiefer Photography took photos, there was a free pancake breakfast, children decorated a cookie that they were able to take home, and they made gift bags and other crafts.
FISHER — For the second time this year, representatives from the Housing Authority of Champaign addressed the Fisher Village Board about bringing affordable housing to the village.