RANTOUL — Rantoul’s Red Wheel East restaurant will close its doors Sunday — about a year after it opened.
URBANA — A Rantoul man who admitted he had Ecstasy in a car that police stopped on Interstate 57 earlier this year has been sentenced to three years of probation.
RANTOUL — Belynda Allen, the executive director of Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce for nearly the past two years, has left the post to take a position in Hancock County in western Illinois.
GIFFORD – Unkempt yards was a major topic of discussion at the village of Gifford’s board meeting Thursday night, with the board deciding to first create a list of properties it wanted owners to clean up.
RANTOUL — Paul Wolters can thank allergies for his career choice of music rather than following in the footsteps of his father.
RANTOUL — The Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce Freedom Celebration will once again be held Wednesday, July 3, at the Rantoul Hap Parker Aquatic Center.
RANTOUL — Bibles, podiums and hymnals will replace shoulder pads, footballs and wrestling equipment at the building that at one time housed the Camp Rantoul locker room.
It was all hands on deck at Dennis Riggs’ family farm late last week, when sons Darin and Matthew took the afternoon off work at Riggs Beer Company, which they own, to plant crops and finish a planting season that has gone much later than typical years.
PAXTON — “Wonderland! The Musical,” a screwball adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” will be presented by a group of junior high-age students next month at Market Street Theatre, Paxton.
POTOMAC — Potomac Public Library will have a storytime lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. every Thursday starting June 13. Bring your sack lunch to the David Judy Park pavilion to eat lunch and listen to a story.
RANTOUL — Holding one leg of the event at an airport was one item on Crown Rally 8’s to-do list. Mission accomplished.
RANTOUL — Born with cerebral palsy, which left her right side paralyzed and with one-fourth of the left side of her brain missing, Jade Stone has managed to do a lot more in her young life than many people who are without physical impairments.
RANTOUL — Four people — one armed with a hand gun and one with a bat — allegedly forced their way into a Rantoul residence, threatened an occupant and stole items Thursday evening.
Hardin and Helen James are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the No. 10 Church of Christ, 27019 N. 470 East Road, Potomac.
GIFFORD — Chris Rocker is celebrating his 100th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in the banquet room of the Country Health Nursing Home in Gifford.
URBANA — A Champaign County judge Wednesday sentenced a Rantoul man to six years in prison for his 15th conviction for driving under revocation.
RANTOUL — Morton calls itself the “pumpkin capital of the world.” Rantoul might become the pumpkin-launching (or chunkin) capital of the world.
RANTOUL — The U.S. Army website outlining the Warrant Officer Flight Training School (WOFT) contains the statement, “The road to becoming an U.S. Army pilot won’t be easy.” Don’t tell Grant Jones that. He already knows it. He embraces it.
FISHER — Members of the service committee of the Fantastic 4-Hers of Fisher club hung fliers at local businesses to promote donating extra garden produce to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank and The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen.
RANTOUL — The Rantoul City Schools board had a busy meeting Thursday night with presentations given on a number of topics. Among the subjects covered educational programming and facility safety improvements.
URBANA — Rantoul rates will drop 38 or 39 cents per $100, but remain the highest in the county, in the range of $11 per $100 of assessed value.
RANTOUL — Wednesday night’s storm felled a mammoth sign pole at a filling station, sent trees and large limbs crashing down and left numerous homes without power in Rantoul.
Shanna Hortin is the new facilitator for Prairieland Creating Entrepreneurship Opportunities in the school districts of Fisher, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Paxton-Buckley-Loda.