DANVILLE — State Rep. Mike Marron (R-Fithian) will host a free telephone town hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, with Dr. Vincent Kucich, chief medical officer at OSF Healthcare, Danville, to discuss best practices and answer community questions on COVID-19.
RANTOUL — In front of no public audience the Rantoul City School Boardapproved eight action items at a special meeting, including selection of a new board member.
RANTOUL — Village trustees will consider a $54.642 million fiscal year 2021 budget — but they won’t discuss it at the April 7 study session.
POTOMAC — A contagion of kindness has continued in community during this difficult and trying time. Last week it was reported that Tim Reardon of Lola’s Bar and Grill received notice from an anonymous man that he intended to purchase 30 spaghetti dinners for the first 30 patrons, and the sam…
RANTOUL — Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s shelter-at-home order stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t delayed site preparation for the new $20 million sports complex in west Rantoul. Mother Nature has.
A male in his 80s with underlying health conditions is the first Champaign County resident to die from COVID-19, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Administrator Julie Pryde announced Monday afternoon in a video.
RANTOUL —The lines were long as people waited in vehicles, some for a couple of hours, to pick up a week's worth of meals and lesson packets Monday at J.W. Eater Junior High School.
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker said Sunday he is “given up” on an adequate coronavirus response from the federal government and announced an expansion of emergency child care during his daily COVID-19 briefing Sunday in Chicago.
MAHOMET — Champaign County Forest Preserve District officials on Friday announced a postponement of trout fishing season’s opening day, fulfilling a request from the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.
RANTOUL — During the shutdown of Rantoul Public Library due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the library is offering temporary cards to Rantoul residents who do not already have a library card.
RANTOUL — An online remote-learning plan for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade has been scrapped by Rantoul City Schools during the stay-at-home break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CHAMPAIGN — A physician who wants to offer drive-thru coronavirus testing for the public is searching for a new location after his plans to hold it Wednesday at a Champaign church were scuttled.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike will address the concerns of older adults in a COVID-19 telephone town hall.
URBANA — An Urbana man was released from the county jail Tuesday after pleading guilty in an assault on a man who was dating his ex-girlfriend.
RANTOUL — Amanda Vickery was trying to think of ways to help the Rantoul community, and then, bingo! the thought came to her.
K-12 schools will remain closed, and a stay-at-home order for Illinoisans will remain in place through April 30, as Gov. JB Pritzker announced during his daily COVID-19 briefing Tuesday that he plans on extending those orders on Wednesday.
RANTOUL — Although the entire state went on a soft lockdown March 21, restaurants have been scrambling to stay open since March 16. That is when the Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered all restaurants and bars to close except for dine-in and carry-out only.
POTOMAC — The Potomac Food Pantry will still hold its distribution at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the old ambulance building, with a few modifications due to the stay-in-place order. It will be a drive-up pickup arrangement. Patrons will give their names and remain in their vehicle. The …
RANTOUL — The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the helpers out — those people who think as much about others’ needs as their own. Rantoul has its share of those. There are likely too many to count. Here are a few:
Images of Pop Tarts and turkey sandwiches. That’s what Luanna Donald, food service supervisor at Rantoul Township High School, joked that food service workers, staff and volunteers are seeing in their dreams these days.
Area students may be spending more time at home, but they aren’t getting a break from their studies due to the COVID-19-induced schools shutdown. They’re still learning.
RANTOUL — Officials at two Rantoul golf courses that were told by the state they could be reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 scare have now been told they have to shut down again — dampening the mood of area players.
CHAMPAIGN — The number of persons diagnosed with COVID-19 in Illinois continues to rise. As of today, there are 10 confirmed cases in Champaign County.
RANTOUL — Interviews to fill the open board spot left by Kevin McCallister is the main topic on Monday’s special Rantoul City Schools board meeting.
On Saturday, March 28, ChambanaMoms.com, You’re Welcome CU, and Visit Champaign County will host Takeout & A Toast for Champaign County virtually though Facebook.
RANTOUL — Northview Elementary teachers wanted to find a way to stay in touch with their students during the COVID-19 hiatus, so they got inventive.
THOMASBORO — The Thomasboro Planning and Zoning Committee will recommend that the village board annex and zone the tract of land where construction of a Dollar General store has been proposed.
SPRINGFIELD – Lawmaking remains on hold in Illinois amid the COVID-19 pandemic as the state’s Senate and House each canceled next week’s scheduled session Wednesday.
RANTOUL — PRO Ambulance personnel have responded to a “handful” of calls where the patients’ symptoms have mirrored those of COVID-19 in the past couple of weeks, Director Bob Holloway said, but to date none of those have tested positive for the virus.
Note: This column will have more news telling what is not happening in our area right now, due to you-know-what (if the word isn’t mentioned, maybe it will go away?!). Please note the e-mail address at the end of the column if there is something about which you’d like to notify our community…
RANTOUL — Rantoul police have seen their calls and arrests drop substantially in the approximately two weeks since the threat of COVID-19 became more pronounced in this country.