ST. JOSEPH – St. Joseph-Ogden High School will be getting a new sound system for the gymnasium.
The school board voted at its August meeting to award a $24,181 contract to C.V. Lloyde of Champaign for the sound system.
Stephen Morris of C.V. Lloyde said the current sound system is 20 years old.
CHAMPAIGN – More than 10 months removed from a fatal police shooting that sent a "shockwave" through the city, the officer whose gun discharged is on leave and awaiting the outcome of his appeal of a 30-day suspension.
That outcome isn't likely until next spring.
In 1910, a gate on the east side of the Champaign County Fairgrounds was opened and it will connect with the Crystal Lake Park driveway, letting automobiles go in at North Race Street and thus keeping them away from people driving around the roads surrounding the grounds.
URBANA – Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District officials hope to have 23 new 40-foot buses on the streets by next April.
The MTD board Wednesday authorized spending about $13.1 million in federal, state and local funds to purchase the buses that will replace 1996- and 1997-era buses that have corrosion problems.
The Labor Day weekend festival races are coming!
Join me in my hometown for Arthur’s 5K Rat Race. It’s really flat, and you’ll get a hunk of cheese after the race.
The 5K is part of Arthur’s Cheese Festival during Labor Day weekend. The race is on Labor Day, Sept. 6.
OAKWOOD – For the last 1- 1/2 years, Oakwood resident Marian Stevens has had to drive 15 minutes to Danville or 30 minutes to Champaign to buy her groceries.
Now she can go right down the road.
Wednesday was the much-anticipated opening of the Oakwood IGA at 100 S. Scott St.
CHAMPAIGN – Tiesta Tea has struck deals to place its custom-blended teas in three local stores – Strawberry Fields, Natural Gourmet and the Walnut Street Tea Co.
When she moved to Champaign 11 years ago, Ana Vieira knew nothing about hunger in the community.
She had never given it much thought back home in Portugal, and to her this university town seemed like "a piece of paradise."
DANVILLE – As of Wednesday, six people had picked up nominating packets for the office of Danville mayor.
That would be enough to force a primary election if they all file petitions, said the city's chief elections officer.
Researchers tell us childhood is the best time to learn a second language, when developing brains are primed to absorb any and all information.
Unfortunately, most public elementary schools have no foreign language instruction, with school districts citing both the cost and the lack of time in the school day.