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Lincoln's Challenge shutdown frustrates workers

RANTOUL — The past two days have been nothing short of scary for Emily Blue, who normally spends her nights working as a head discipliner at Lincoln’s Challenge Academy.   


Budget impasse shuts down Lincoln's Challenge

SPRINGFIELD — About 90 staff members of the Lincoln’s Challenge program for troubled youth are being asked not to report for work as a result of the state budget impasse.


Village community revitalization plan moving along

By DAVE HINTON
Rantoul Press editor


RANTOUL — Not so fast.
Business recruitment in Rantoul is ongoing as planned, members of the Rantoul Area Economic Development Advisory Committee were told.


A firm hired by the village of Rantoul to recruit retail business to the community is making progress, REDA  committee members learned.


Compromise Township holding open house

GIFFORD — People heading to Gifford this Saturday for the annual community celebration are also welcome to stop by the new Compromise Township building in town.


An open house is scheduled there from noon-2 p.m.


The old building was heavily damaged by the November 2013 tornado.


Township Supervisor Mike Babb said work on the new structure was finished in March.


Mammoth project of asbestos removal at White Hall underway

By DAVE HINTON
Rantoul Press editor


RANTOUL — A cleanup operation of asbestos-containing materials and other hazardous substances has begun in White Hall on the former Chanute Air Force Base.


Village agrees to buy properties for parking, veterans memorial

RANTOUL — The village board has agreed to two real estate purchases, one of which will likely go for public parking and another for a veterans memorial.


Village, RTHS, RCS boards come together to shape ‘Rantoul Tomorrow’

RANTOUL — For the first time in Rantoul’s long history, the village board and the school boards of Rantoul City Schools and Rantoul Township High School met together in one room.

The purpose: To bring together the game plans of all three into one cohesive vision.


Fisher nixes senior units again

FISHER — For the second time in recent months the Fisher Village Board has declined to take action to accommodate the Champaign County Housing Authority’s desire to construct 12-15 units of senior housing.


Firm wants to build more housing units

RANTOUL — A development firm that constructed 42 villas to house senior citizens in Rantoul’s Twin Lakes two years ago is seeking to build ranch-style cottages for a mix of families and seniors near the same area.


Village board gets tutorial on area's only water supply

RANTOUL — Now that the Mahomet Aquifer has been designated a single-source aquifer by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is a continued need to stay vigilant to protect what amounts to the area’s only reliable water source for much of Central Illinois, including the Rantoul area.