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Pond might be named for former Mayor Brown

RANTOUL — The Maplewood retention pond will be getting a new name.

Village trustee Ken Turner announced at last Tuesday’s village board meeting that the village’s naming committee is in the process of selecting a name for the pond.

Turner said the change will not require any address changes in the area.

Turner said the public can contact him with questions or concerns.


Park board monthly meeting date changed

RANTOUL — The June monthly meeting of the Rantoul Park Board will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23 at Rantoul Business Center.

The meeting date is a week later than the normal date, which is the third Thursday of the month.

The meetings are open to the public.


Despite building prohibition, county group buys Fisher land

FISHER — The Fisher Village Board has learned that the Champaign County Housing Authority has purchased the four parcels of land totaling 2.15 acres on Fisher’s northwest side where it wanted to construct 12-15 units of senior housing.


Gifford board receives project status updates

GIFFORD— Ahead of a busy June in the village of Gifford, the village board had a relatively short meeting last Thursday, consisting of various status updates.

Civil engineer Dave Atchley of Champaign firm MSA was on hand to talk to the board about the village’s latest construction projects.


Ludlow board hears construction update

LUDLOW — The village board last week heard an update on the construction progress of the new community center, approved an ordinance prohibiting certain animals and scheduled a committee meeting to discuss parking issues.

Construction of the new community center became necessary when an arson fire destroyed the old center in April 2015.


Thomasboro moves closer to single-hauler garbage system

THOMASBORO — The village of Thomasboro is moving toward having a single hauler for its trash and recycling, but a decision on which company will be paid for those services is on hold for at least another month.


Heavy machinery: Road work, new building set this summer in Rantoul

RANTOUL — The sounds of heavy machinery will fill the air in many parts of Rantoul this summer. Road repaving and building construction projects are on tap.

Several bad streets in Rantoul will be getting a makeover.

The village board was expected to approve work on a number of street projects at its monthly meeting Tuesday.


Rantoul Community Clean-Up Day Saturday

RANTOUL — Rantoul Community Clean-Up Day will be held 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 11.


State senator's staff to hold office hours in Rantoul

RANTOUL — State Sen. Scott Bennett’s staff will hold office hours from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at the Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce building.

Bennett’s office holds office hours the second Tuesday of every month to assist residents with state and local issues.


Village loan program instrumental in keeping Ott's open in Rantoul

RANTOUL — Who knows? If not for a village of Rantoul loan program, a long-established local business might have closed.