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Rantoul man in custody for 107 pounds of suspected cannabis, meth, heroin, guns in his home

RANTOUL — A Rantoul man is in police custody following the discovery of more than 100 pounds of cannabis, a pound of suspected methamphetamine, several ounces of suspected heroin and guns in his home Friday.


18-year-old held on multiple charges

URBANA — A Rantoul man who allegedly threatened a woman with a gun over social media remained in the Champaign County jail Thursday on harassment and weapons charges.


About half the snow, but twice the wind hits Rantoul area

RANTOUL — About half the amount of snow fell during the weekend compared to seven days earlier in Rantoul, but conditions were still plenty treacherous in the rural areas due to strong winds.

Public Works Director Greg Hazel estimated 3 to 3 1/2 inches of snow fell and called it a “fairly calm weekend.”


Martin Luther King observance postponed by weather

RANTOUL — Saturday’s Martin Luther King observance in Rantoul has been postponed due to the forecast of severe weather.

The event, planned by Concerned Citizens of Rantoul, was scheduled to be held at J.W. Eater Junior High School.

CCR President Wendell Golston said the group plans to reschedule the event, the time and date of which will be announced.


Failed underground cable leaves part of Rantoul without power

RANTOUL -- More than 4,500 Rantoul residential and commercial customers were without power for about 30 minutes Thursday afternoon due to a problem in the west part of town.

Public Works Director Greg Hazel said an additional 100 customers were affected "for a slightly longer period."


Ludlow Grade School second quarter honor roll released

LUDLOW — Second quarter honor roll has been released at Ludlow Grade School.

SECOND GRADE
High honors — Stephanie Diego-Gonzalez.
Honors — Mason Brookwalter, Maxlyn Frank, Kayana Van Horn and Steven Wease.

THIRD GRADE
Honors — Brianna Hunter and Magali Sicajan Corona.


RTHS first semester honor roll announced

RANTOUL — First semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year has been released at Rantoul Township High School.

High honor roll, honor roll and honorable mention lists are included.

High honor roll includes students who earned a grade point average of 5.0 and higher. Honor roll includes students who earned a GPA of 4.5 to 4.999.


Victim relieved attacker won't be set loose

URBANA — An Urbana woman who thought she was going to die at the hands of a man who attacked her during a psychotic episode in rural Thomasboro  almost five years ago is greatly relieved that he won’t be released into the community any time soon.


Champaign County Board OKs another $6M in nursing home expenses

URBANA — The Champaign County Board has decided to once again open its checkbook to help out the soon-to-be-sold Champaign County Nursing Home.

At a special meeting Tuesday night, the board voted 16-4 to appropriate $1,980,400 to pay off bills to nursing home vendors dating back to the 2015 fiscal year.


Potomac PTO annual carnival set Feb. 1

By ANGIE WALSH
Rantoul Press correspondent


POTOMAC — The Potomac PTO will hold its sixth annual carnival from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the grade school.


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