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Started during World War II, local credit union going strong 75 years later

RANTOUL — Community Plus Federal Credit Union celebrated its 75th anniversary July 23 with refreshments and prizes at the credit union.

Mayor Chuck Smith presented a proclamation recognizing the occasion on behalf of the village of Rantoul. State Sen. Scott Bennett and Patrick Voss also presented certificates of recognition.


Expert renowned as livestock consultant, autism spokesperson

Actress Claire Danes portrayed her in an HBO movie. She has the rare distinction of being an expert in the livestock industry and an internationally famous spokesperson on autism — but only after surmounting many obstacles.


Plant to add 2nd stunner in hopes of no more incidents

RANTOUL — Officials at a Rantoul hog-slaughtering plant hope the addition of a second carbon dioxide tunnel will prevent a reoccurrence of an incident earlier this year when two hogs were awake on a line that was taking them to a scalding tank.


Rantoul Beauty Supply opens

RANTOUL — Eric Jeon has opened Rantoul Beauty Supply at 1710 E. Grove Ave. in the Rantoul Plaza.

Jeon, who has also operated a beauty supply store on North Neil Street in Champaign for 10 years, opened his Rantoul store on Friday.

The store will offer a variety of discounts for seniors, college students and others.


New billboards tout shopping in Rantoul

RANTOUL — Two new billboards have sprouted on the north and south sides of Rantoul along Interstate 57, trumpeting local shopping.

The village of Rantoul sponsored the cost of the billboards.


$5.1 million deal: L.A. businessman to buy AT&T building and 3 airport hangars from village

RANTOUL — Village trustees could find no evidence of questionable business affiliations by a Los Angeles businessman who plans to buy three hangars and other property at the Rantoul airport.

Also, the hangars won’t be housing a bioengineering technology company as originally indicated.


Plant cited for inhumane treatment of hogs

RANTOUL — Two hogs that were supposed to be unconscious on a slaughter line narrowly missed being placed in a scalding tank while awake at a Rantoul hog processing plant, according to a USDA inspection report.


Employees question village plans to sell AT&T building

RANTOUL — The village board continued until Thursday evening its monthly meeting to allow for the gathering of more information about the possible sale of the building that houses the AT&T call center.


Two loan requests deferred; 1 approved

RANTOUL — The village EDA Revolving Loan Committee said more time is needed before considering one loan, and more information is needed for another in tabling two loan requests last week that totaled nearly $300,000.


Fisher grocery closes after more than 90 years

By ROSS BROWN
Rantoul Press correspondent


FISHER — For the first time in Fisher’s history, residents now have to drive out of town to buy groceries.

After a month-long sale for customers, Ingold’s Grocery closed on Friday after 92 years in business.


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