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By RANTOUL PRESS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 — 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.