ROYAL — The Prairieview-Ogden school board approved its FY21 budget that is $292,118 in the black.

RANTOUL — A Winter Warm-Up Program to raise $2,000 with a goal of clothing 100 underprivileged children is being held in Rantoul, and donations are needed.

The village of Rantoul Public Works Department will begin flushing water mains during the weeks of Sept. 27 and Oct. 4.  

Sept. 23 — Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, Texas toast and fresh grapes.

RANTOUL — Tyler Wilson said his 12-year-old son is having to work well past his bedtime to get all of his school work done in the remote learning portion of the BlendEd education program.

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Township High School board has adopted a fiscal year 2021 budget with a $2 million surplus.

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LUDLOW — The village’s final copy of its revised code book should be in trustees’ hands prior to the village board’s October meeting.

URBANA — An Urbana teenager who pleaded guilty to aggravated battery for his part in a Rantoul attempted drug-related robbery has been sentenced to nine months of probation.

THOMASBORO — Commercial property owners will have to pay an additional monthly demand charge for both water and sewer service under two new ordinances the village board approved last week.


“Oh, this helps a lot” was one teacher’s comment within an hour of the new air conditioning system being turned on last week at St. Malachy School in Rantoul when the temperatures were in the 80s.

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RANTOUL — Police arrested a 63-year-old Rantoul woman Sunday afternoon after the car she was driving struck a tree and badly damaged the vehicle.

Rantoul has eight active cases of coronavirus as of Friday, up one from Wednesday. The village has had 285 cases total.

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RANTOUL — Mayor Chuck Smith said he has received comments “from all over the United States” about the Air Force’s plan to dismantle the missile at the former Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul.

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RANTOUL — The bicycle belonging to a missing Rantoul man was discovered Sunday morning, but an ensuing search of the area did not lead authorities to David J. Franklin.

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RANTOUL -- Firefighters have termed a blaze that destroyed an abandoned trailer in Rantoul early Tuesday morning suspicious.