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RANTOUL — One of the last signs that Rantoul at one time held an Air Force base will vanish at the end of this year.
Chanute Air Museum, which has operated in the community since the spring of 1994 — just months after the closure of the base the previous fall — will close Dec. 30.
“This was not an easy decision for anybody,” Nancy Kobel, air museum board president, said.
RANTOUL — Local residents will be paying about half of what they are currently for monthly garbage service and add free recycling service if the village board adopts a committee recommendation in May.
The committee will recommend a seven-year garbage-hauling contract with Area Disposal for residential customers.
RANTOUL — A man exonerated in the death of a young Rantoul girl 35 years ago will receive $33,000 from the village in a wrongful-conviction suit.
In 2013, Andre Davis, having served 32 years in prison, was exonerated in the death of 3-year-old Brianna Stickel in 1980 after DNA evidence indicated another man committed the crime.
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POTOMAC — The village of Potomac has issued a boil order until further notice for an area of the community.
Residents of West State Street from Vermilion Street to Burke Street should boil their water due to a water main break.
Call the village office with questions at 987-6900 or the water plant at 987-6461.
RANTOUL — Residents will begin paying more for their electrical service in October.
The village board was expected to approve a rate increase at Tuesday’s monthly meeting that will jump the amount customers pay by 3.6 percent the first year and 3.1 percent each the next two years.
FISHER — Two representatives of TelePharm told the Fisher Village Board about a novel way to bring a pharmacy to the small village.
LUDLOW — Ludlow Mayor Pete Walker said he has been meeting with engineers as the village hopes to secure funding for replacement of the town’s water main system.
“We’re ... trying to get a grant through the USDA for the design,” Walker said. “I’m also working with Regional Planning on it. I’m trying to get the best bang for Ludlow.”
GIFFORD—Gifford’s new village hall is nearing completion, and its finishing touches were the main topic of discussion at Thursday’s monthly meeting.
Contractor Eldon Hesterberg, who is renovating and selling the old Spreader building to sell to the village, said he’s hoping to close the sale around the beginning of May.
URBANA — Rantoul Mayor Chuck Smith is one of the speakers scheduled to address state senators Monday afternoon in Urbana on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.