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Child molesting charges dropped

URBANA — Criminal charges have been dismissed against a couple accused of molesting a child in Rantoul.


Maxwell, Watson seek District 1 seat on Champaign County Board

The race in Champaign County Board District 1 — the area that covers most of the largely rural northwestern quadrant of the county — features two candidates who might be familiar to voters in the area that includes Mahomet, Fisher, Dewey, Foosland and Seymour.


Business Women's Club sets Christmas in November auction

Rantoul Business Women’s Club will hold its annual Christmas in November auction at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Rantoul Public Library.  

This is the club’s scholarship fund fundraiser.

Contact 893-3412 for more information.


Frerichs, Rauner way out in front on C-U contributions

Only Mike Frerichs, the hometown state senator running for state treasurer, has raised more money in Champaign-Urbana this election cycle than Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner.


Fisher man sentenced on sex charge

URBANA — A Fisher man who admitted having sex with a teen seven years younger than he has been conditionally sentenced to 30 months of probation and six months in the county jail.


Rantoul Township, Thomasboro voters to cast ballots on tax hikes

Residents in Rantoul Township and Thomasboro Grade School district will be asked to raise their property tax rates in next Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) election.

Rantoul Township. The Rantoul Township proposal would increase taxes a little more than $50,000.


Here's where to vote Tuesday

The polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. for next Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) general election.

Following is a list of area polling places.

Brown Township (Fisher and Foosland) — Fisher community building, 100 E. School St.

Compromise Township (Gifford) — Gifford community building, 101 S. Main St.


Forum proves peaceful for school administrators

GIFFORD—The rules were simple. Questions could only be submitted in writing, and things would be civil.

What could have been a contentious back-and-forth between parents and administrators turned out to be a peaceful question-and-answer forum last Thursday at Gifford Grade School.


RTHS board approves RCS petition to withdraw from special ed co-op

RANTOUL — Despite several issues on each side of the argument, the Rantoul Township High School board of education voted to approve the petition filed by Rantoul City Schools District 137 to withdraw from the Rural Champaign County Special Education Cooperative.


AT&T starts hiring process for Rantoul center

RANTOUL — AT&T will begin hiring about 100 new employees for its Rantoul call center.

Chris Warwick, director of external affairs at the company’s Springfield facility, said AT&T is now starting the process of hiring the new workers after announcing earlier this year that it would be relocating positions from Springfield.


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