MONTICELLO – Ticket sales for the inaugural Allerton Barn Music Festival got off to a slow start but surged in recent weeks.
Now a limited number of tickets are available for only three of the five shows, which start tonight and continue to Monday night.
Tom Lemming jumped in front of the recruiting world in the late 1970s, sending out his newsletter to a handful of subscribers.
It wasn't a glossy, full-color magazine like the handful released today. Try four pages stapled together and sent out via snail mail.
When he took the job at Troy, Larry Blakeney knew he was going to be moving up a class. The second move came as more of a surprise.
During Blakeney's 16 seasons at the Alabama school, the Trojans have gone from Division II to Division I-AA to Division I-A. The latter change came in 2001, Troy joining college football powers as an independent.
SPRINGFIELD – When Amy Johnson of Champaign got information in the mail this week informing her she would have to choose primary care doctors for herself and her family through Illinois Health Connect, she called the toll-free number right away.
Johnson, A 31-year-old Parkland College nursing student, and her three children are on state Medicaid programs – All Kids for the children and FamilyCare for her – and Health Connect is requiring people in those programs to choose primary care doctors to oversee their care.
DANVILLE – The third in a series of Peace Crusade meetings is set for noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Fair Oaks pavilion, 1602 Clyman Lane.
The public peace rallies feature messages, personal testimonies and music to share the cause of getting residents involved in reporting crimes in the city's neighborhoods.
DANVILLE – Buses aren't for George Bell – a local resident who usually walks everywhere – but a local transportation committee will meet Sept. 10 to make sure that people like Bell and others have more choices in public transportation.
The Danville Area Transportation Study committee is hosting a meeting of community members and agencies – such as churches and nonprofit organizations – to begin to develop a plan that better coordinates the transportation these organizations provide.
DANVILLE – Provena United Samaritans Medical Center is joining forces with Reagan's Rescue to create awareness about shaken baby syndrome.
Reagan's Rescue was created by the grandparents of 2-year-old Reagan Williams, who died more than a year ago of "closed head trauma consistent with shaking." A 21-year-old Tilton man has been charged with murder in connection with the death.
CHAMPAIGN – Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Champaign motel Wednesday night.
Champaign police Lt. Joe Gallo said a clerk at the Microtel Inn and Suites, 1615 Rion Drive, reported that two men came into the lobby at 7:27 p.m. Wednesday.
CHAMPAIGN – Two Champaign men were arrested after a traffic stop Tuesday.
Desie Warren, 20, who listed an address in the 200 block of West Beardsley Avenue, was arraigned and pleaded innocent Wednesday to a Class 1 felony charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Clydezell Williams, 45, who listed an address in the 400 block of East Eureka Street, was arraigned and pleaded innocent to a Class 4 felony charge of possession of a controlled substance.
CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign teenager is accused of having marijuana at her high school.
Whitney Young, 17, who listed an address in the 1600 block of Kirk Lane, was arraigned and pleaded innocent Wednesday to a Class 3 felony charge of possession with intent to deliver marijuana on school grounds.