GIFFORD — Rantoul FFA will host its annual ag expo Tuesday, April 23, at Gordyville USA, rural Gifford.
For the first time this decade, Champaign County has fewer people than it did the year before. But the slight drop is nothing compared to the population plummets elsewhere in Illinois.
GIFFORD — Tickets for Tuesday night’s Kickin’ Cancer Dinner & Auction were approaching sellout status in January, with less than 50 available.
URBANA — A Ludlow man has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison after pleading guilty for the second time to sexually abusing a child.
POTOMAC — The Middlefork Seeders and Weeders garden club will hold its annual spring flower sale from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 4, at the butterfly garden in Potomac.
RANTOUL — Rantoul Business Center will be the setting for a program presented by representatives from State Treasurer Michael Frerichs’ office who will talk about the Secure Choice Retirement Program at a Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 26.
PAXTON — A handful of members of Upper Room Bible Church stood in the small gym of what was then known as West Lawn Community Center at 425 W. Orleans St. and listened to the auctioneer’s chant.
PAXTON — A former special agent for the Illinois State Police who has had multiple run-ins with the law in recent years was convicted Tuesday of felony disorderly conduct for calling 911 and falsely reporting that someone was coming to his home to physically assault him.
RANTOUL — Directing young people in theatrical presentations is hard work, theater veteran Jessica Holmes said. But the payoff comes on show night.
LUDLOW — A public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at which members of the community may voice their opinions on a proposed water main/pump house replacement project.
THOMASBORO — The 2019-2020 budget approved by the Thomasboro village board at the April 1 regular meeting is “very similar” to the previous budget, Village Treasurer Leon Albers said.
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County Crime Stoppers officials say their recent gun bounty program led to 10 recovered firearms and four suspects taken off the streets.
RANTOUL — Rantoul police are investigating reports of shots being fired on the east side of the village late Saturday morning, but no one apparently injured.
RANTOUL — The village of Rantoul would pay $285,000 total for three properties on the community’s north side that have been plagued with flooding problems.
Former Rantoul village trustee Gary Wilson, who mounted an unsuccessful run for mayor two years ago, was returned to the village board Tuesday night.
RANTOUL — Officer Jerry King spoke to the assembled multitude at The Linden Banquet Center about life as a police officer. Much of the time, his son, Raylan, showed the cranky side of a 2-year-old who was in need of a nap.
A longtime former Rantoul Township High School ag teacher will receive the University of Illinois College of ACES’ most prestigious award for his work in the education field in this country and for helping people in need overseas.
GIFFORD — Organizers of last year’s Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser held at Gordyville USA featuring Illini men’s basketball coach Brad Underwood were so pleased with the results, they are holding it there again.
RANTOUL — Artist Madelyn Witruk has been commissioned to draw downtown Rantoul’s first mural. The “canvas” is the west side of the Lindsey Lane Bridal store at the corner of Sangamon Avenue and Garrard Street.
RANTOUL — To support Rantoul Public Library and its efforts to install a new roof, HMS Hotspur is hosting a silent auction that is running until 6 p.m. Friday, April 5.
RANTOUL -- A problem with a fireplace heater was pinpointed as the cause of a Sunday morning fire that gutted an east-side Rantoul home.It was one of four fire calls to which Rantoul firefighters responded Saturday night/Sunday morning. Gifford and Thomasboro firefighters also responded to t…
URBANA — Two Rantoul men were arrested Friday afternoon by Illinois State Police for allegedly having cannabis and Ecstasy in a car on Interstate 57.