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Mid-November restart of Lincoln's Challenge campus construction targeted

RANTOUL — The restart of construction on the new Lincoln’s Challenge Academy campus will be delayed by at least a month.

'Public needs answers on park district dissolution'

RANTOUL — Resident Terry Workman said it’s going to be difficult for voters to make a wise decision on the fate of the Rantoul Park District if they don’t get some more information.

Information such as, “Is this going to save taxpayers money, and if so, how much?” Or, “Is the village going to maintain the parks and Brookhill Golf Course if voters opt to dissolve the park district?”

Opening nears for Ludlow Community Center

LUDLOW — The village is pushing closer to moving into its new community center. So close that the village board might hold its October meeting there.

The last major project to be completed at the center is installing the floor.

Public forum with police chief, village administrator set Thursday

RANTOUL — Rantoul’s village administrator and police chief will be available to meet with the public later this month.

Jeff Fiegenschuh and Erman Blevins will hold an open forum from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at C&C Kitchen (Java Connection), 107 E. Sangamon Ave. in downtown Rantoul.

Administrator wants to create neighborhood services coordinator position

RANTOUL — The village of Rantoul might soon have a neighborhood services coordinator.

Village Administrator Jeff Fiegenschuh told the village board at its study session last week that the position would involve, in part, outreach to neighborhoods.

Rantoul storm water drainage bills to increase

RANTOUL — Storm water drainage bills will show an increase of 5 percent in Rantoul, village Comptroller Scot Brandon told the village board in his written report.

Residential rates will total about $53 this year. Bills will go out this month.

Fisher Mayor Kelly explains earlier comments about township tax rate

FISHER — Mayor Milt Kelly wants to set the record straight. Kelly read a statement Thursday night saying he doesn’t believe the surrounding townships have too high a tax rate but that the village of Fisher’s rate may need to be raised at some point to keep up with maintenance of infrastructure and equipment and vehicles to do that work.

Now's your chance for run for village, library office

RANTOUL — Nominating petitions for Rantoul village and library board offices in the April 4 consoliated election may be filed in December.

Village Clerk Mike Graham said the petitions may be filed Dec. 12-19 at his office, 216-B E. Sangamon Ave. in Rantoul. They may also be filed by appointment Dec. 17 and 18 by calling Graham at 377-9250.

Thomasboro board ponders what to do with demolished derelict property

THOMASBORO — The Thomasboro Village Board went through a long, drawn-out process to acquire two derelict properties and demolish them.

Now that the lots are clear at 702 Morris St. and 501 Frederick St., the board is split about how exactly to proceed.

Residents get more than they bargained for at meeting

RANTOUL — The village of Rantoul held an informational meeting Thursday night for residents who will live near the new Villas of Holly Brook. And a marketing session broke out.

Mayor Chuck Smith said he had been asked by a number of residents of that neighborhood how the new facility would affect them.