GIBSON CITY – ECO Manufacturing has withdrawn its application with the Illinois EPA to locate a plasma gasification plant in Gibson City to process hazardous waste, at least temporarily.
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Now in the Illini fold, quarterback recruit Reilly O'Toole's next job is to convince fellow prep stars to join him in Champaign.
TUSCOLA – A former Douglas County sheriff's deputy accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a woman in a Tuscola store last spring has been criminally charged with the offense.
Special prosecutor Michael Vujovich said that he filed charges Friday in Douglas County Circuit Court against Russell "Rusty" Stephens, 63, of rural Pesotum.
RANTOUL – Rantoul police are looking for the people responsible for three burglaries that have occurred this month in the central part of town.
Rantoul police Sgt. Marcus Beach said the burglaries have occurred within two blocks of each other in the Prairiview subdivision and witnesses reported seeing both male and female juveniles nearby.
July 1 marks the beginning of a new budget cycle for the city of Champaign and a new overdue fine era for the Champaign Public Library.
Fines are doubling -- from 10 cents to 20 cents per day for standard items -- starting Thursday. It's the first time the library has increased overdue fines since 1992.
Mike Small is in position for a third PGA Professional National Championship since 2005. The Illinois golf coach is atop the leaderboard in the third round at French Lick, Ind.
Wheaton Warrenville South quarterback Reilly O'Toole is headed to Illinois. "The offense they run really fits what my high school team runs, so I think I'll be able to pick up the offense really quickly and just be a really good fit for them."
Bob Asmussen's take: "He will immediately be in the quarterback picture because of the youth at the position. He is Paul Petrino's type of quarterback: Ryan Mallett-tall and a gun for an arm."
Area farmers are breathing sighs relief with this week's weather outlook: clear, sunny skies and some breezes.
Finally, a break in the weather.
Rainfall this month has pounded corn and soybean fields, turning low-lying fields into ponds, and wind gusts have knocked over corn stalks.
Jabari Parker? Tracy Abrams? Someone else?