Greater New Light church sets VBS June 6-10

RANTOUL — Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church will host vacation Bible school June 6-10.

It will run from 6-8 p.m. each day.

The theme, “I Got Talent.”

The church is located at 1500 Sheppard Place.

Exchange Club fundraiser golf outing June 10

RANTOUL — Rantoul Exchange Club will hold its annual fundraiser golf outing Friday, June 10, at Brookhill Golf Course.

Air Force to test for chemical warfare agents

RANTOUL — This summer, the Air Force will begin testing for chemical warfare agents that were used on the former Chanute Air Force Base.

UPDATED: Iroquois County man sustains serious injuries in bike-semi accident

RANTOUL — A bicyclist suffered serious injuries when he struck a stopped semi tractor trailer Tuesday morning west of Rantoul.

Rantoul Patrolman Jim Schmidt said the bicyclist was westbound on  Innovation Road when he struck the semi, which was parked.  

“The driver was sitting there filling out his log book,” Schmidt said.

RTHS class of 2016 receives diplomas Friday evening

RANTOUL – A total of 138 Rantoul Township High School seniors in the class of 2016 will receive their diplomas Friday night. The question is whether the commencement ceremony will be outside or inside.

“I anticipate it’s going to be inside this year,” RTHS Principal Todd Wilson said.

Seek and Find ministry store to open

RANTOUL — June 1 is the date that a new Rantoul ministry will open its thrift store.

Mike Roberts of Seek and Find Ministry, along with several other people, are opening the store to provide clothing as well as house wares, books, toys, sports equipment, some furniture and small electrical furnishings.

Memorial Day services set in area communities

Memorial Day services have been scheduled in area communities.

In Rantoul, VFW Post No. 6750, American Legion Post 287 and Knights of Columbus Council  No. 4450 will place flags at three cemeteries, Maplewood, Holy Sepulchre and Elmwood cemeteries Friday, May 27.

Brookhill remaining open, at least for now

RANTOUL — The status quo.

That appears to be how the Rantoul Park Board will handle operation of Brookhill Golf Course and its parks after receiving results from a public survey.

Many needing help can't get to C-U

Andy Kulczycki, director of Rantoul’s Community Service Center, applauds the work done by Karissa Yu in seeking to provide more social service resources to the community.

Yu, social-work intern with the Rantoul Police Department, approached the village board in April and asked for additional funding to allow more agencies to provide office hours in Rantoul.

Police, social service agencies working together

RANTOUL — When Allen Jones Jr. was jail administrator of the Champaign County Correctional Center in 2012, he noticed a recurring problem. Many of the same people were returning to the jail.

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