A weekly review and preview of Illinois sports
The Farm Progress Show will not be held in Vermilion or Champaign counties, but regional officials said East Central Illinois can still reap some economic benefits from the show being in Decatur.
Wednesday's announcement is not only a win for Decatur but a win for the entire state, said Randy Prince, president of the Chamber of Commerce for Decatur and Macon County.
The Illinois Department of Public Health fined a Watseka nursing home for an incident in which an off-duty employee who appeared intoxicated allegedly entered the building late at night and insisted on giving an 87-year-old resident a bath.
The department fined the facility $10,000 for "failure to protect a resident from physical and mental abuse by an employee," but the fine will be stayed pending the outcome of a hearing requested by Magnolia Wood Health Care Center. A date for that hearing has not yet been set.
TOLONO – Unity West youngsters planted memories Wednesday, trees to landscape their school that will grow as they grow.
Duane Walton, who was principal when the school's West Woods started, watched youngsters scramble around the southwest corner of Unity's property adjacent to U.S. 45, wielding shovels and watering cans, planting oaks, persimmons, redbuds, sycamores and other native trees on the barren grounds near the 2-year-old school.
CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign Public Library will no longer loan new materials, such as books, CDs and DVDs, to the Urbana Free Library because of the Urbana library's longstanding policy against loaning new materials to other libraries.
Champaign Public Library Director Marsha Grove said the policy went into effect in mid-September and applies to "holds" Urbana library users place on new books and other materials that they want and are available from the Champaign library.
CHAMPAIGN – Before he spent 50 years as a priest, the Rev. George Wuellner was a Navy officer facing down a lot of Japanese guns.
When World War II ended, he had two Bronze Stars and several wounds to show for it.
He worked in Chicago as an industrial designer using his University of Illinois art degree, then enrolled in a seminary and gave the rest of his life to God.
In consecutive weeks, the Illinois defense faced spread-them-out, throw-on-most downs offenses. Not Saturday.
No Big Ten team throws the ball for fewer yards than Wisconsin. The Badgers have the lowest completion percentage and fewest touchdown passes in the league.
Each week, Tony Bleill will chat with an Illinois athlete. Today''s guest: Ryler DeHeart.
URBANA – Citizens will gain more opportunities to express their opinions with local forums after presidential debates, and new programming on public radio.
On Thursday at 7:30 p.m., several University of Illinois groups will host a forum on the George Bush-John Kerry race at 150 Animal Sciences Laboratory, 1207 West Gregory Drive, U.
BUCKLEY – A domestic dispute Monday night that led to the deaths of three people was apparently a murder-suicide, although the investigation is continuing.
Iroquois County Undersheriff Derek Hagen said Tuesday that the evidence at the scene of a shooting at 101 S. First Street, Buckley, was consistent with information provided by a man who escaped from the house unharmed.