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Rescued horses 'still battling'

DEWEY — It's still too early to tell if horses taken from a rural Vermilion County farm and transported to a rural Dewey horse rescue earlier this month will survive.

Miss Hoopeston 2013 set to be crowned Saturday

HOOPESTON — Miss Hoopeston 2013 will be crowned at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hoopeston Area High School Auditorium.

The public is invited to hear the candidates' speeches, which will be followed by the naming and crowning.

New Names in the News Jan. 2, 2013

Aubrey Thomas

Christopher Thomas and Danee Deffenbaugh of Urbana have named their first child Aubrey Linn Thomas.

She was born at 2:12 p.m. Nov. 1 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces.

Youth Briefs Jan. 2, 2013

-- Six students at Parkland College have received scholarships for reading a number of assigned books as part of the Townsend Press Reading Contest.

Danville High cheerleader performing in London New Year's parade

DANVILLE — A Danville High School cheerleader will ring in the new year six hours ahead of her friends and family back home.

That's because Shaina Allen will be in London to march in the British capital's New Year's Day parade with the Universal Cheerleaders and Universal Dance associations' All American team. She leaves Wednesday and flies home Jan. 2.

Power restored in Rantoul

UPDATED:  12:45 PM

Rantoul village officials say power there has been restored.  They say the outage was caused by power lines that were rubbing against each other.


Danville Y wins AT&T award

DANVILLE — The Danville Family YMCA is the recipient of an AT&T "Investing in Illinois" award.

The award provides resources and recognition to organizations and programs that improve lives in their communities and the state by advancing education, economic growth, new technologies and other essential community services.

How leaves change color

According to University of Illinois Jeffrey O. Dawson, with declining autumn temperatures, tree leaves stop producing chlorophyll, the green pigment of photosynthesis.

Leaves might give us an autumn show after all

URBANA — Rumors of the demise of fall color in our local trees have been slightly exaggerated.

State climatologist Jim Angel said this summer's drought might make the prognosis for Technicolor leaves seem dire, but our recent weather has perked up the chances for a bit of display of natural beauty.

Demolition under way on College Corner Mall building

CHAMPAIGN — Demolition has finally begun on the College Corner Mall building on the southwest corner of Fourth and Green streets in Champaign.

The building is being torn down to make way for an eight-story apartment building that will stand just east of the 24-story apartment building at 309 E. Green St. The two buildings will be connected by a bridge.