RANTOUL — The Rantoul Township High School board approved district goals at its Jan. 13 board meeting, setting in motion a process that Superintendent Scott Amerio likened to a relay race.
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.
RANTOUL — Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has cited the Rantoul City Schools board for violating the Open Meetings Act in the public forum portion of the Oct. 17 meeting.
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.
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.
PAXTON — A convicted felon from Gibson City who had access to guns and ammunition purportedly owned by his father was convicted this week of nine counts of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and faces a mandatory prison term when sentenced in March.
URBANA — A former Rantoul man whose convictions and life sentence for sexually molesting two young girls were overturned by an appeals court has pleaded guilty to one of those crimes for a significantly reduced prison sentence.
URBANA — A Rantoul man on parole who allegedly possessed more than a half-ounce of cocaine has been charged with four drug-related felonies.
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.
RANTOUL — Second quarter honor roll and Principal Academic Challenge Award students have been announced for the second quarter of the 2019-20 school year at St. Malachy School.
RANTOUL — The state of Illinois has earmarked half a million dollars in capital appropriations for the new $20 million artificial turf sports complex that will be built in west Rantoul.
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.
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.
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.
SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers from both parties are calling for an investigation of a 2012 email exchange between a government insider and then-Gov. Pat Quinn’s staff regarding a possible cover-up of rape and other criminal activity.
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.
URBANA — The next Champaign County treasurer will step into an office riddled with problems and a huge backlog of work, some county officials said Friday.
RANTOUL — The Rantoul building that was struck by fire at 109 S. Tanner St. Wednesday night is a total loss and will have to come down, and a tenant of the building has found a new home downtown.
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.