Seventeen Champaign County ZIP codes have what the C-U Public Health District considers active COVID-19 cases, including Dewey’s 61840 (reported its first confirmed case of the pandemic Monday) and Foosland’s 61845 (added its first two cases Sunday). With three new cases added Monday, Champa…
Rantoul’s Debbra Sweat is nothing if not persistent. She said she has always stood up for what she believed in, has refused to back down and has defended herself and others who aren’t as strong-willed as her from attacks by individuals. When hearing a song by Tom Petty, “I Won’t Back Down,” …
JACKSON, Tenn. — Madison Grohler of Paxton was named to the Union University president’s list for the spring 2020 semester. The president’s list includes full-time students who achieve a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
RANTOUL — After 26 days of no new reported cases, a Rantoul Foods worker has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
SPRINGFIELD — All of Gov. JB Pritzker’s executive orders since April 8 pertaining to the novel coronavirus pandemic are void because he exceeded his authority when he used his emergency powers for more than 30 days, a Clay County judge ruled Thursday.
RANTOUL — While the multi-block Fourth of July parade area residents are accustomed to in Rantoul won’t be held this year due to the pandemic, people can still get a parade fix on Saturday.
The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents of an ongoing scam involving people who say they are affiliated with the IRS.
THOMASBORO — Thomasboro Grade School students will start school about two weeks later than planned to give the district time to make COVID-19 related adjustments, but registration dates remain the same.
RANTOUL — Educators will be venturing into a new world this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, they don’t know what instruction will look like.
RANTOUL — In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Illinois educators are “being told to prepare for everything but not finalize anything,” Rantoul City Schools Superintendent Michelle Ramage told the school board.
RANTOUL — Spread out. That’s been the mantra for social distancing during this year of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is also the philosophy for Freedom Friday activities in downtown Rantoul as the chamber of commerce-sponsored celebration will be spread out during the summer.
URBANA — Champaign County Sheriff’s Office employees are mourning the loss of a young colleague who died Thursday night while out for a run.
Less than 48 hours before entering Restore Illinois Phase 4, Champaign County reported a second straight day of double-digit new COVID-19 cases.
URBANA — A Danville man who entered a Rantoul home in December while under the influence and stabbed a man after following the man’s teenager home has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
RANTOUL — Getting to and from school is not always easy/safe for some students in Rantoul public schools. Recommendations from a Regional Planning Commission study would seek to rectify some of those issues.
RANTOUL — With the onset of Phase 4 under the state of Illinois’ Restore Illinois plan, the village of Rantoul will begin re-opening its facilities beginning Saturday, June 27.
RANTOUL — Rantoul police and Champaign County Crime Stoppers are seeking information about a report of shots fired in the village early Sunday morning.
Champaign — For the second day in a row, there’s been another COVID-19 death in Champaign County, according to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.
URBANA — The former executive director of a Rantoul assisted-living facility has been charged with five felony offenses related to the alleged theft of several thousand dollars from the business.
RURAL PENFIELD — During the stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one place where area residents could get back to nature while state and local parks were closed was Middle Fork River Forest Preserve.
CHAMPAIGN — A man in his 40s was the 10th person in Champaign County to die of COVID-19, according to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.