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Rantoul resident faces drug-related charges

URBANA — A 34-year-old Rantoul man who allegedly had cocaine intended for sale is due back in court with a lawyer next week.

Andre Owens, 34, who listed an address in the 900 block of Briarcliff Drive, was charged Wednesday with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and driving under revocation in connection with his arrest Tuesday evening by Champaign police.


Rebekah district lodges to meet

 LeROY — The lodges of Rebekah District Association No. 16 are scheduled to meet Saturday, March 7.

Registration will be at 10:30 a.m. with lunch (for a nominal fee) at 11 a.m., and the meeting to begin at noon.  The host lodge is May Queen, located at 103 N. Main St., LeRoy.


Thomasboro group makes quilts for Danville VA Hospital

Women from the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League quilting group at Peace Lutheran Church in Thomasboro made 24 quilts for the Danville VA Hospital during the past year.

The quilts were delivered Friday.

Each year, the group selects a different location to receive their quilted handiwork. 

The quilting group meets the third Tuesday of each month to quilt.


Rural Dewey resident bilked of $750

DEWEY — A rural Dewey resident was bilked out of $750 possibly through an Internet scam.

Champaign County sheriff’s Lt. Brian Mennenga said between Feb. 17 and 19, a resident of the 3200 block of Greenwod Drive, rural Dewey, said he believes someone gained access to his credit card number when it was used to pay for fixing his computer online.


Rantoul man arrested on drug charge

RANTOUL — A Rantoul man was arrested on a drug charge and a woman living at the same address was arrested on a warrant Wednesday morning.

Rantoul police Sgt. Justin Bouse said officers executed a search warrant at 9:19 a.m. at 1345 Harmon Drive, Aparment 3. A man living there, Zamarlon Parker, 24, was charged with manufacture and delivery of cannabis (between 30 and 500 grams).


Unique Realtors Experience event set for March 11 in Rantoul

RANTOUL — Area real estate agents, developers and leaders will get a chance to learn more about Rantoul at the community’s first Realtors Experience.

The interactive event will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Chanute Air Museum and Rantoul Township High School — and parts in between.


Official's resignations arranged several weeks before decision made not to prosecute

PAXTON — When Dean Swan resigned as Button Township supervisor and as a member of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board in January, the longtime public servant was following through with his end of a deal to avoid criminal charges related to his November arrest, the Paxton Record has learned.


Rantoul U.S. 136 East corridor meeting cancelled

RANTOUL — A meeting of the Rantoul U.S. 136 East corridor merchants that was scheduled for Monday, March 9, at Family Table Restaurant has been cancelled.

The group will hold a meeting in April. Details will be announced later.


Urbana man gets four years in prison for Rantoul burglary

URBANA — An Urbana man who admitted he broke into a Rantoul home last fall has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Meyale Chapple, 20, whose last known address was in the 900 block of Linview Avenue, pleaded guilty in January to a single count of residential burglary, admitting he broke into a home in the 1400 block of Pine Avenue in Rantoul Nov. 25.


Three arrested in Paxton for rolling meth lab

PAXTON — Three people have been criminally charged in connection with a rolling meth lab discovered during a traffic stop early Sunday morning in downtown Paxton.


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