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RANTOUL — Midwest Prep Academy, which has operated the past two years in Rantoul, will not return for a third year.

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RANTOUL — A man armed with a knife robbed a Rantoul convenience story early Tuesday morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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.

RANTOUL — The CORE Group will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at noon Saturday, April 20, at the south end of Wabash Park, Rantoul.

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.

URBANA — An Arkansas man who showed up at his pretrial hearing Tuesday on weapons charges was arrested so he could post bond legitimately.

April 10 — Chicken pot pie, creamy cole slaw, whole grain biscuits and warm chunky applesauce.

The Illinois Department of Transportation will begin pavement patching on portions of Interstate 57 and Interstate 72 beginning Monday, April 8.

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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.

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.

April 3 — Brat sandwich, corn, broccoli and cauliflower, bun and fruit salad.

In an article in last week’s edition regarding the 65th anniversary of Bible Baptist Church, an incorrect date was given.

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…