Champaign County

Prairie North 2013 Disaster Drill

More than 15 local and state agencies took part in the first day of a three-day emergency response exercise April 11 to 13 called Prairie North 2013.They were at the  empty Abbott Acres apartment complex in Rantoul on Thursday, April 11, 2013.The agencies included local fire and police departments, area hospital and ambulance services, and Illinois emergency agencies.

High School Baseball Central 13, Southeast 0

A gallery of images from Champaign Central's 13-0 victory over Southeast during the Charlie Due Invitational at McKinley Field on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Farm Leader Banquet 2013

News-Gazette Farm Leader of the Year Jack Murray was honored at a banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Photo Gallery: RTHS and FIsher Jr. High winter awards winners

Both Rantoul Township High School and Fisher Junior High had their winter awards ceremonies the past week. Here are some photos from the events.

2013 Gene Armer Track Meet

A gallery of images from the Gene Armer Invitational Track Meet held at the Armory on the University of Illinois campus on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Two Fisher residents die after driver loses control

For Rantoul Press

Two Fisher residents were killed Tuesday afternoon in a weather-related wreck in rural Fisher.

The accident happened during the snowstorm that hit the area.

Uni High vs. Georgetown Notre Dame de La Salette


Uni High vs. Georgetown Notre Dame de La Salette, February 4th, 2013 at Uni High School Kinney Gym

Sangamon Valley Boy's Basketball Tournament Semi-finals

St. Thomas More vs. Cissna Park-Crescent-Iroquois and St. Joseph-Ogden vs. Clifton Central at the Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament semifinals at PBL in Paxton on Friday, February 1, 2013.

Burroughs: We have best of both worlds

Rantoul Press columnist

This month, I’m going to attempt to keep it short and sweet with a few observations I made on a recent road trip to Florida. It’s been forever since I traveled that far in a car, and several quirky things resonated with me.

Thompson: Taking aim at Second Amendment

Rantoul Press columnist

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”
     — William Pitt

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