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Move over, Urbana - Rantoul's property tax rate now highest in Champaign County

RANTOUL - Robert Farmer and many other Rantoul homeowners got a bit of unpleasant news in the mail a few weeks ago.

Working here, living elsewhere

You can't really blame Teresa Aden for the time she had seven bottles of ketchup on hand.

Family business builds loyalty

CHAMPAIGN - When brothers Jeff, Steve and Mike Hartman went into the real estate development and management business together, they combined more than the initials of their first names.

28 years of peaks, valleys on the Plains

CHAMPAIGN - When Bob Wendt became manager of the Champaign County Farm Bureau in 1975, farmers were thriving all over the state.

Budget proposal passes

SPRINGFIELD - On the final day of the legislative session, the Democrat-controlled Illinois General Assembly sent the governor a bill to increase the state's minimum wage, and passed a package of revenue proposals designed to balance the budget by ending some tax business tax breaks and raising various other taxes and fees.

Rare clay courts renovated at UI

URBANA - For 40 years, the only clay tennis courts on the University of Illinois campus have been maintained by volunteers from a UI tennis club that uses the courts.

Body ID'd; death a homicide

DANVILLE - Vermilion County sheriff's authorities have identified the man whose decomposing body was found in a ditch near Danville one week ago.

Woman's story a real eye-opener

CHAMPAIGN - The past three years haven't been easy for Sarah Rosa.

Bill aims to tighten ethics laws

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois House overwhelmingly approved a comprehensive ethics reform package Friday and sent it on to the Senate, where it is expected to be voted on today.

2 teens arrested for roles in church fire

URBANA - Two Urbana teens are in police custody for starting a fire early Tuesday that heavily damaged a north Urbana church.