Dave Hinton

Dave Hinton

Rantoul organization bracing for massive influx of migrant workers

RANTOUL — About three times more migrant workers than usual are expected to spend the summer working in Rantoul, leaving the leader of a local center scrambling to try to meet some of their needs.

'Weary' Rantoul administrator headed to East Coast

RANTOUL — The search for a new village administrator will resume again after Rick Snider tendered his resignation from the post, effective July 30.

Snider just began his duties Dec. 1 and was being paid an annual salary of $135,000.

UPDATE: Rantoul police release 2 people after questioning them in shooting

RANTOUL — Two suspects detained for questioning in a shooting Friday morning at an apartment in east Rantoul have been released.

Police Chief Tony Brown said the man and woman were released while police continue investigating the case.

A Life Remembered: 'I've never met anyone who did not like my dad'

RANTOUL — Bonnie Henderson was a young girl, but she remembers it as if it were yesterday. Her father, Wilbur Flessner, climbed up the steps of his combine, ready to harvest.

Nothing special about that. Normally.

But this was different.

Rantoul's Minuteman missile to be torn down

RANTOUL — The famed Minuteman missile, the most visible vestige of Rantoul as the former home of an Air Force base, will be dismantled.

Rantoul Mayor Chuck Smith said he has been told by the Air Force that the village will not be able to buy the Cold War-era relic and keep it intact.

Rantoul eighth-graders learning to spot bad behavior in 'Dating 101'

RANTOUL — Dating is not like reading Consumer Reports, where you can sniff out a lemon ahead of time.

It's not like buying a car or a television. There are no guarantees or warnings.

Rantoul hog-processing plant cited for treating animals inhumanely

RANTOUL — Two hogs that were supposed to be unconscious on a slaughter line narrowly missed being placed in a scalding tank while awake at a Rantoul hog-processing plant, according to a USDA inspection report.

Fire destroys plane at former Rantoul museum

RANTOUL — Rantoul Fire Department Capt. Dewey Shreves remembers training for aircraft fires at the former Chanute Air Force Base many years ago.

Twenty-five years after the base closed, he and other members of the department got to put that training into practice Monday morning.

Rantoul mayor orders pond at former Chanute hospital drained

RANTOUL — Rantoul Mayor Chuck Smith has ordered a large section of standing water to be pumped out by village crews and fencing erected to keep people away from a portion of the former Chanute Air Force Base hospital.

Rantoul Township High School custodian charged with sex abuse of teen girl

RANTOUL — A Rantoul man who has worked as a custodian at Rantoul Township High School is due in court Saturday morning for the setting of bond on a charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Rantoul police Sgt. Justin Bouse said Aron R. Nash, 45, of the 1400 block of Southpointe Drive was arrested Friday morning after admitting he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female.

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