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Administrator: Assisted-living facility plans progressing

RANTOUL — Plans are progressing for an assisted-living facility on Rantoul’s west side, Village Administrator Jeff Fiegenschuh told members of the Rantoul Economic Development Advisory committee last week.

Fiegenschuh said Kristi Pflugmacher of United Developers, which will develop the facility, is moving ahead with an engineering firm to make the project become reality.


Gray named vice president of Municipal Clerks of Illinois

RANTOUL — Rantoul Village Deputy Clerk Janet Gray was appointed vice president of the Municipal Clerks of Illinois by President Lori Mitchell of Machesney Park.

Gray has previously served as MCI treasurer (2012-2014), secretary (2014-2015) and District VI director (2006-2011).   


Village seeks to offset loss of company from ex-base, losing half a million a year

RANTOUL — Rantoul’s gain was also Rantoul’s loss when Easton-Bell (now BRG Sports) built a new facility west of the community.


Park board, village officials to meet about possible merger

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Park District and the village of Rantoul will hold a joint committee meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, to discuss a possible merger.

The meeting will be held in the law office of Allen & Korkowski & Associates, 123 N. Garrard St.


Village offering IMUA scholarship

RANTOUL — The village of Rantoul, in partnership with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA), is again offering a scholarship competition program for eligible high school seniors.  

Each eligible applicant is asked to submit an application and an essay of 500 words or less addressing their choice of one of four utility-related questions.


Single waste-hauler meeting called off

RANTOUL — A meeting of the single waste-hauler committee scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rantoul municipal building has been called off.

The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.

No reason was given for the postponement.


Lincoln's Challenge to be a winner in state budget

SPRINGFIELD — Rantoul-based Lincoln’s Challenge Academy will be one of the funding winners under the state budget presented by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Rauner gave his State of the State address Wednesday.

Lincoln’s Challenge. Funding for the Department of Military Affairs’ academy in Rantoul would increase from an estimated $9.7 million this year to $12.5 million next year.


Board approves police station insulation project

RANTOUL — The village police station should be a little safer and a little cozier in the future as a result of a project approved by the village board.

The board has voted to fix a long-standing insulation problem at the police station.

The board voted last week to approve repairs not to exceed $48,000 to deal with “ceiling and insulation issues.”


Fiegenschuh at the helm as Rantoul moves forward

RANTOUL — Rantoul is the third-largest community in Champaign County.

As Mike Royse, the village’s community economic development director, has said, the region is watching the community as it takes steps to grow economically.


Village may seek to be site for experimental solar farm

RANTOUL — The village of Rantoul may throw its hat into the ring seeking to become the site of an experimental small solar farm.

Greg Hazel, village public works director, asked the village board for a resolution of support for the project, which will involve locating a 500-kilowatt Illinois Municipal Electric Agency demonstration facility in an Illinois community.