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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.

The 2018 Farm Leader of the Year banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign on Monday, March 25, 2019.

Images from a rehearsal of She Loves Me, the musical that inspired the films "The Shop Around The Corner" and "You've Got Mail" in the Tryon Festival Theatre of Krannert Center. Peformances open Thursday, April 26, 2018.

The Champaign Center Partnership presents the 17th Annual Christie Clinic Parade of Lights, this years theme "Miracle on Neil Street" features family friendly fun with carriage rides, visits with Santa, the Parade of Lights and the lighting of the downtown Christmas Tree. Saturday, November …

At the Fisher Fair Queen and Little Miss pageant at the Fisher Fair on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Follow us on Instagram here

Rantoul High School's commencement ceremony at the school in Rantoul on Friday, May 26, 2017. 

The parade celebrating the 75th Fisher Fair. In downtown Fisher on Monday, July 11,2016. Follow us on Instagram here

Images from Rantoul High School graduation at the school in Rantoul on Friday, May 27, 2016.

Eastern Prairie/Area 8 Special Olympics Illinois Spring Games, Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Centennial High School Track.

The Kiddie  tractor pull at Historic Farm Days hosted by the I & I Tractor Club in Penfield on Thursday, July 9, 2015. 

The Rantoul Township High School homecoming festivities were held last Friday and Saturday. The FFA float was the big winner of the parade, and seniors Thomas Wolken and Anna Ramme were named homecoming king and queen.

Rantoul Press welcomes your community calendar items. Call in, bring in or e-mail your news by 10 a.m. the Monday prior to publication at 892-9613 or news@rantoulpress.comMay 8n    Preschool story time 10-10:30 a.m. at Rantoul Public Library.For ages 3-5. Meets every Thursday. Today’s topic …

Director Larry Smith and assistant director Jack Bice have chosen the cast for the upcoming Rantoul Theatre Group spring 2014 production of James Dedman’s  “The Silver Queen.”Cast members come from Rantoul, Thomasboro, Champaign, and Urbana.  

Jefferson Middle School Archery team hosts the inaugural Champaign Illini Archery Invitational at the UI Armory in Champaign on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. About 475 archers from Champaign, Danville, Georgetown, Chicago, and as far away as Indiana, showed off their archery skills. 

Over 41 Boys Scout troops and their leaders from Illinois and Indiana show off their skills in 12 different contests, culminating with the popular championship sled race, during the annual Klondike Derby at Camp Drake near Oakwood on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. For the third year in a row, Troo…

Images from the Rock to the Rescue concert to benefit tornado victims in Illinois at US Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

Gifford United Methodist Church, 351 W. Plumb Street hosts its fourth annual community Thanksgiving dinner. Thursday November 28, 2013, Gifford, IL.

Business owners and workers rise to the occasion on Wednesdsay as they begin to clean up and rebuild after Sunday's tornado in Gifford.  

Aerial pictures by Vanda Bidwell, in a plane provided by Jud Nogle of Savoy, provide a birds-eye view of the tornado aftermath in Gifford on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. 

More than 300 people attended the Fur Ball on Oct. 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign. The benefit for the Champaign County Humane Society included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment, as well as silent and live auctions.

Approximately 200 people attended CASAblanca benefiting Champaign County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) on Oct. 18 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. The evening included dinner, a silent auction, raffle, and live auction. Members of the Champaign County judiciary an…

The Taste of Home Cooking Show sponsored by the News-Gazette at the Vineyard Church in Urbana on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

A gallery of images from the Schlarman Academy graduation at Holy Family Catholic Church in Danville on Sunday, May 12, 2013.

Friends gather for a weekly dominoes game at the Rantoul Public Library. The group was started over a year ago with a newspaper ad by Rantoul resident Joyce Brown. The group meets every Wednesday at the library, and is always open to new members. They were at the Rantoul library on Wednesday…

The Law Enforcement Torch Run Mahomet Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.

The Noon Day New Year's celebration at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum in Champaign on Saturday, Dec. 31 , 2011. Over 500 balloons were dropped from the ceiling of the theater after a countdown to the strike of noon.