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POTOMAC — The Potomac-Armstrong Cardinals recently defeated the Bismarck-Henning Eagles 48-31 to win  the Vermilion County eighth-grade basketball championship game, played at Potomac Grade School.

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URBANA — Two teens are in jail and police are looking for more in connection with an alleged attempted drug rip-off in Rantoul last weekend during which one young man was shot in the leg and another was hit in the head with a gun.

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URBANA — Local cybersecurity expert John Bambenek has filed a declaration of intent to run as a Republican write-in candidate for Champaign County treasurer in the March 17 primary, but it will be up to the court to decide if a write-in race will appear on the ballot.

POTOMAC — Potomac PTO will sponsor a Glo Bingo event Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Potomac Community Building.

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Township High School dance team kiddie camp for youngsters pre-kindergarten through eighth grade will be held Fridays, Jan. 17 and 24, at the high school.

FISHER — The Fisher Village Board wants the 782 Fisher Ameren customers who recently received an insert in their Ameren bill statements indicating that the village would  increase its municipal utility tax rate to know that was incorrect.

THOMASBORO — The Thomasboro Village Board voted 4-1 at the Jan. 6 regular meeting to offer the full-time position of police chief to Eric Shumate.

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RANTOUL — Three restaurant/bar operators are not pleased with the village’s plan to raise rates for liquor and gaming licenses.

RANTOUL — Students in Rantoul’s public elementary schools will have an expanded number of books from which to choose in their library, thanks to a gift from Rantoul American Legion Auxiliary.


RANTOUL — Later this month, the public will have a chance to view two proposed maps that divide the community into six districts from which candidates for the village board of trustees will be elected beginning next year. An open house is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at t…

URBANA — A forensic accountant hired by Champaign County Executive Darlene Kloeppel urged the county treasurer’s office in late December to “stop the bleeding,” according to a summary of the accountant’s progress notes posted for county board members.

RANTOUL - Rantoul police are looking for a male who allegedly shot another in a north Rantoul neighborhood Saturday night.

URBANA — The sticky question of how Champaign County will regulate marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas will be left hanging for a while longer.

URBANA — While a long line remained outside a Champaign dispensary a week after legalized weed sales began, county officials planned to make another attempt at regulating marijuana businesses that might want to set up shop in unincorporated areas.

URBANA — A Rantoul man has been criminally charged for allegedly forcing a woman to have sex with him.

GIFFORD — If recreational cannabis sales ever become permitted in Gifford, customers can expect to pay a 3 percent municipal sales tax.

The Rantoul Village Board took a giant step toward what it hopes is an economic boost to the community with the approval to build a $20 million sports complex on the west side of town. But 2019 will be known for other things as well in the form of an upgraded Amtrak station, the continued su…


POTOMAC — Gateway Family Services of Illinois, a non-profit mental health organization located in Potomac, began a new partnership with the Illiana Veterans Association.


POTOMAC — When remembering the life of Don Davis, Dr. Dale DeNeal had one word — “noble.”


RURAL THOMASBORO — Firefighters from five departments fought a Sunday evening blaze that destroyed a rural Thomasboro couple’s home.

RANTOUL — Police are looking for a lone gunman who robbed a Rantoul liquor store of cash late Sunday night.

URBANA — A little more than a year after being elected, Champaign County’s Democratic Treasurer Laurel Prussing has resigned, effective Jan. 31.


RANTOUL — Fire caused $1 million in damage to a downtown Rantoul building Wednesday evening. Five fire departments responded to the blaze.

RANTOUL — A ribbon cutting and grand opening of Shields Auto Center will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at the dealership’s new location at 850 Broadmeadow Road.